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Faculty Accomplishments

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Rebekah Bloyd and Hugh Behm-Steinberg, both with chapbooks by Deconstructed Artichoke Press, will read alongside poet Judith Serin at the release event for Judith's Days Without (Sky): A Poem Tarot. Press founder Nikki Thompson will discuss the linoleum blocks cut and letterpress printing of Days (3/11 San Francisco). In a reading featuring contributors to the latest issue of The Cincinnati Review, Rebekah will read with Bay Area poets Nick Johnson and Dan Bellm (3/26 San Francisco).
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Michelle Burnham will be associate editor of a major journal, Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, from 2012-13, and then editor from 2013-15. Congratulations, Michelle!
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Alan Clinton's review of Paolo Javier's third book _The Feeling is Actual_ (Marsh Hawk Press, 2011) recently appeared in the Feb/Mar 2012 edition of the St. Mark's Poetry Project Newsletter. Javier is poet laureate of the Queens borough of New York.
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Judith Dunbar gave a lecture for the Women and Gender Studies Program on February 15, entitled "Shakespeare and Gender Justice," which was related to her book on The Winter's Tale and to her teaching of Shakespeare.
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Kirk Glaser has two poems appearing in the just-released anthology, Birchsong: Poetry Centered in Vermont. He also hosted a poetry reading event, Corridors: Exploring the Urban Woodland, at the Guadalupe River Park Visitor Center in San Jose on January 28, with English Major and Canterbury Fellow, Ainsley Kelly, as one of the featured poets. The Santa Clara Review celebrated publication of Vol. 99, No. 1, with guest readers Juan Velasco and Maria Escandon. Five members of the Review staff, including English majors/minors Ainsley Kelly, Maximillian Napier, and Nicole Bator, will attend the AWP conference in Chicago from Feb. 29-March 4, hosting a table in the Bookfair to promote the Santa Clara Review among the 10,000(!) participants.
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Ron Hansen has been appointed to the Mission and Identity Advisory Committee for the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, located in Washington D.C.

John Hawley
John Hawley's entries on "Colonialism and Mandates," and “Christianity” have appeared in the book, Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, eds. Edward Ramsamy, Andrea L. Stanton, Peter J. Seybolt, and Carolyn Elliott. Sage.
John Hawley presented a paper, "Vain Art of the Fugue: The Postcolonial Romance of the Eastern European Nation," at the conference, Making Sense of Catastrophe: Postcolonial Approaches to Postsocialist Experiences" at King's College, Cambridge University, 24-25 January.
John Hawley's article, "Ngugi’s Wizard of the Crow and the Edifice Complex," has just been published in Cross/Cultures: Readings in the Post/Colonial Literatures in English, vol. 145.

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Apara Nanda is collaborating in the Digital Palimpsest Mapping Projects (DPMPs, or "Deep Maps"), Stanford University. Her book, BLACK CALIFORNIA, has been nominated for the Bronco's read. Her article, " Writing the Self in ‚Heterotopic‘ Spaces: Reading Woman at Point Zero" has been published in From the Cradle to the Grave: Life Course Models in Literary Genres, ed. Sabine Coelsch-Foisner and Sarah Herbe, Heidelberg:University Press of Heidelberg, 2011.
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Two publications by Tim Myers, (in press). Picture-Book Apps: Let's Pause and Reflect. SCBWI Bulletin. (December 2011). He Considers the Profession. Shared Light, Willow Glen Poetry Project's first print anthology.
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Claudia Monpere McIsaac's two poems, "Carving" and "Aspen, 1998," appear in the Cal Legacy book Califlora: A Literary Field Guide, edited by Terry Beers.
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If you missed Noel Radley's, "Googlemaps Workshop" her presentation can be viewed on her website located here:


Congratulations to the following colleagues, who have been approved for sabbaticals next year: Beers (Winter and Spring); Booth (Fall); Chang (Fall); Dreher (Fall); Dunbar (Spring).

All three seniors -- Richard Jon Teel, Joseph Forte, and Tanya Schmidt -- received funding to deliver their papers at the Sigma Tau Delta conference: they applied for and received a grant from the Undergraduate Travel Support division of the Office of the Provost.

Department Meetings

Monday March 5th, 2012 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Kennedy Commons
Thursday April 12th, 2012 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm Donohoe Conference Rm
Monday May 14th, 2012 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Kennedy Commons
Thursday June 7th, 2012 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm Kennedy Commons

Faculty Development Workshops

Tuesday, March 13th, 3:40 pm – 4:40 pm
Chris Bachen on Digital Advocacy and E-Portfolio Redux in
Benson Conference Room 15

Events for Spring Quarter 2012

John Hawley's Conference: USACLALS/MELUS
Thursday – Sunday April 19th – 22nd 2012 Learn More »
Senior Reception/Honors & Awards Ceremony Dinner
Wednesday May 30th, 2012 5:00 - 7:30 pm Adobe Lodge

Executive Committee Meetings

Tuesday April 3rd, 2012 3:00 pm SJ 109
Tuesday May 8th, 2012 3:00 pm SJ 309

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