Summary of WFU Faculty Information Forms

English Department



I. Publications, Performances, Exhibits

II. Papers and Presentations

III. Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies
IV. External Grants Received

V. Awards


I.  Publications, Performances, Exhibits


Balzano, Wanda


 Una Troy and Siobhan Piercy.” Women Emerging: A Decade of Irish Feminist Scholarship. Ed. Rebecca Pelan and Alan Hayes. Galway: Women’s Studies Centre, 2005.


(With Jefferson Holdridge) English translation of Eugenio Montale’s “La Madre di Bobi.” Poetry Ireland Review, issue 83, (summer 2005).                                              


Review: Linda Connolly, The Irish Women’s Movement: From Revolution to Devolution.

(Dublin: The Lilliput Press, 2003), Irish University Review 35.1 (Spring/Summer 2005).   


Boyle, Anne


Review: “Sensibility to Nature in Richard Wright’s Haiku.” Mississippi Quarterly


Review: “Suffering a Sea Change:  Marilyn French’s the Woman’s Room and the Quest for a Modernist Female Identity.” Mosaic:  A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature


Entry on Caroline Gordon for Southern Literary Biography


Bussey, Susan


whose will be done.” African American Review (Fall 2005).


Catanoso, Justin


“A Saint in Our Family.” The Catholic  Digest (November 2005).


“A Saint in the Family.” Abassador, quarterly magazine of the National Italian American Foundation (Spring 2006).


“Follow the Gondoliers.” US Airways Magazine (May 2006).


“The Napoleonic Code.” Delta Sky Magazine (May 2006).


DeShazer, Mary K.


Fractured Borders: Reading Women’s Cancer Literature. Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, Dec. 2005.


“’Lifting Each Other Off Our Knees’: South African Women’s Poetry of Resistance, 1980-1989.” Cold War Literature: Writing the Global Conflict, ed. Andrew Hammond. London and New York: Routledge, 2006. 176-194.


Franco, Dean


“What We Talk About When We Talk About Beloved.  Modern Fiction Studies 52.2,  2006.


Review: “Turning Up the Flame.” MELUS, 2006.


Groarke, Vona


Juniper Street. Gallery Press, March 2006.


Poems included in Modern Women Poets Anthology. UK: Bloodaxe, 2005.


Featured Poet: Canadian Journal of Irish Studies 28. 2 (Fall 2005).


Featured Poet: Poetry Daily website: ‘Re-gifting’ and ‘Parnell’, 17 December 2005.


“Cubs.” Scéalta – Stories by Irish Women Writers.  UK: Templar Press, 2005.


Review: Derek Mahon’s Harbour Lights. Irish Times, 6 January 2006.


Featured Poet: Poetry Daily website: ‘The Game of Tennis in Irish History’, 2 February 2006.


“Quoits.” Times Literary Supplement, 25 March 2006.


Short Introductory essay to Chidiock Tichborn’s ‘Elegy’, Poetry Daily Website, 4 April 2006.


“Ghosts.” Guardian newspaper, UK, Saturday 8 April 2006.


“The Return.” A Public Space Literary Magazine Issue 2 (June 2006).


“American Dreamers - King Kong and Irish Genealogy.” Dublin Review

No 23 (Summer 2006).


March 2006: Poetry Reading, PN06 - Dun Laoghaire Festival of International Poetry, Ireland.


February 2006: Poetry Reading, ACIS (Southern Division) Annual General Meeting, Colombia, SC.


August 2005: Poetry Workshop Director. Poetry Reading at Yeats International Summer School, Sligo, Ireland


Hecht, Paul


“Spenser out of His Stanza.” Style 39.3 (2005): 316-35


Review: Roger Apfelbaum, Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida.  Shakespeare Bulletin (2005)


Review: Derek Attridge, The Singularity of Literature. Shakespeare Bulletin (2006)


Holdridge, Jefferson


Edited and introduced The WFU Series of Irish Poetry: Volume 1, 2005.


“Reclaiming the Wilderness: Nature and Perception in Caitríona O’Reilly.” Etudes Irlandais (May 2006).


“Unspeakable Home: the Postcolonial Aesthetics of Irish Poetry from Beckett to McGuckian.” Back to the Future-Forward to the Past. Eds. Patricia Lynch and Joachim Fischer, Atlanta, Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, June 2006 .


Review: “Well Dreams: Essays on John Montague, Edited by Thomas Dillon Redshaw, Omaha: Creighton UP, 2004,” South Carolina Review Volume 38, Number 1 (Fall 2005).


Cratylus’ Finger.” Mindfire (April 2006). 

“String Theory,” “The Jealousy Wall,” “Three Legs of the Sun,” “Cold River,” “Syracuse,” “Garden of Stone,” “Villa Del Casale,” “Eolian Islands,” “Cameo,” Sirena: poesia, arte y critica  (2006):1.

“Lore.” Arabesques: Cultures and Reviews Vol. 02, Issue 01 (Winter 2006).


“Apocrypha.” LiNQ (Literature in North Queensland) Vol 32, No 2 (2005).


“String Theory,” “By the Tennessee River.” The Journal of Kentucky Studies (2006).


“Return.” The New Formalist Volume V, Number 2 (2005).


Kairoff, Claudia


“Living on the Margin: Alexander Pope and the Rural Ideal” Studies in the Literary Imagination 38. 1 (Spring 2005): 15-38.


47 article reviews to The Scriblerian, XXXVII, 2, and XXXVIII, 1, (Spring and Autumn, 2005).


Kuberski, Philip F.


Foreword to Adi Da, The Mummery Book. Middletown, California: Dawn Horse Press, 2005.


Martin, John


"Anne Bradstreet," "Sarah Helen Whitman," "Frances Sargent Osgood," and "Elizabeth Oakes Smith," The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poetry, ed. Jeffrey Gray, James McCorkle, and Mary Balkun. Greenwood Publishing Group, December 2005.


"Invocation," and "No Safe Words." disClosure: a journal of social theory 14 (2005).


McNally, John


“Creature Features.  Virginia Quarterly Review (Winter 2006): 132-148.


“Creature Features.” Before: Short Stories About Pregnancy From Our Top Writers. Eds. Heather Swain and Emily Franklin. New York: Overlook Press, 2006.  Short story reprint.


“The New Year.” Behind the Short Story: From First Draft to Final Draft, by Todd James Pierce and Ryan Van Cleave. New York: Pearson/Longman, 2006.  Short story reprint.


“The First of Your Last Chances.  Sex and Chocolate. Eds. Richard Peabody and Linda Ebersole. Washington, DC: Paycock Press, 2006.  Short story reprint.


“A review of The Reasons I Won’t Be Coming by Elliot Perlman.  Washington Post “Book World” 36:2 (January 15-21, 2006): 6.


“I Want a New Drug: a review of Indecision by Benjamin Kunkel.”  Washington Post “Book World” 35:36 (September 11-17, 2005): 6.  Reprinted as “A Cure for Waffling” in The Houston Chronicle, 16 September 2005; “The Man Who Couldn’t Make Up His Mind” in Chicago Sun-Times; and as “Dwight Just Can’t Make Up His Mind” in The Miami Herald,  2 October 2005.


“A Rush to Nowhere in Particular: a review of The Washington Story by Adam Langer.”  Washington Post “Book World” (Thursday, 8 September 2005): C9.


April 2006: Fiction Reading, Mitchell Community College, Statesville, North Carolina. 


September 2005: Fiction Reading, Omaha Literature Fest, Omaha, Nebraska.


September 2005:  Fiction Reading, Honolulu Community College, Honolulu, Hawaii.


Moss, Bill


"Not ‘an American first--he could be an artist first': Faulkner, the Individual Artist Versus the Public Man.”  William Faulkner Society Archives, American Literature Association William Faulkner Society sessions 2005.


Niepold, Mary


Assisted in writing and research: Nurture Nature, Nurture Health, by Mitchell L. Gaynor, M.D. October 2005


O’Callaghan, Conor


Fiction, a collection of original poems. Wake Forest University Press, 2005.


“The Yew by Beech.Poetry Ireland Review (June 2006)


“Enthusiasms – John Masefield.” Poetry (March 2006)


Review: “Derek Mahon’s Harbour Lights.Poetry Ireland Review (Nov. 2005)


Essay: “The Modern Pastoral Elegy.” Poetry – Humor Issue (July/August 2005)


 “The Narrator.” Harper’s (July 2005)


17 June 2006: Poetry Reading, Dublin Writers Festival, Project Theatre Dublin.


February 2006: Poetry Reading, ACIS Southern Division Annual Conference, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina.


17 November 2005: Poetry Reading, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.


August 2005: Poetry Reading, Yeats International Summer School, Sligo, Ireland.


Overing, Gillian


(with Clare Lees) “Anglo-Saxon Horizons: Place of the Mind in the Northumbrian Landscape.” A Place to Believe In: Locating Medieval Landscapes. Penn State Press, 2006.


“Swords and Signs: Dynamic Semeiosis in Beowulf.” ThePostmodern Beowulf: A Critical Casebook, ed Eileen Joy, Mary Ramsey with Bruce Gilchrist (West Virginia University Press, 2006)  Reprint of Chapter Two of Language, Sign and Gender in Beowulf (Southern Illinois University Press, 1990).


Powell, Kersti


“The Lighted Windows: Place in John Banville’s Fiction.” Irish University Review (John Banville Special Issue), Ed. Derek Hand, 2006.


 “‘Not a son but a survivor’: Beckett… Joyce… Banville. Yearbook of English Studies “Irish Writing since 1950” Vol. 35 (2005): 199-211.


“Maud Ellman’s Elizabeth Bowen: The Shadow Across the Page.” Irish Studies Review. 14: 2 (2006).
“The Unbearable Alterity of the Other(s): Elke D’hoker’s Visions of Alterity: Representation in the Works of John Banville.” European Journal of English Studies. April 2006.
Rapaport, Herman

“Restoration Politics.” Oxford Literary Review, 2006.


Spectres of Benjamin.” Textual Practice 19.4 (2005): 415-443.


“Dare to Dream.” The Guardia. Oct. 26, 2005.


“The Death of Poignancy.” Parallax 10.3 (2004): 99-112.


Fractile Theory.” Clio 34.3 (2004): 64-80.


2 November 2005: “Hypothetical Universities,” Conference and web-collaboration between University of Southampton, Ball State University, University of Iowa, and Free University of Copenhagen.


July 2006: Lecture, “Countersexuality in Proust” University of Portsmouth.


December 2005: Lecture, “Gothic Remains in Japanese Constructions of Sexuality,” University of Sussex.


November 2005: Lecture, “Art in the 60s,” University of Notre Dame.


November 2005: Lecture, “Art in the 60s,” University of Chitchester.


January 2005: Keynote Lecture, European Forum for Philosophy, “Specters of Benjamin.”


August 2004: Keynote Lecture, Future of Comp. Lit.; Helsinki, Finland.


2004: Lecture, “Partly Writing, Partly Something Else,” Party Writing Conference, University Southampton.


February 2004: Lecture, “Lacan’s Anxiety Seminar,” Sussex.


Wilson, Eric


Moviegoing and Golem-Making: The Case of Blade Runner.” Journal of Film and Video Vol. 57, No. 3 (Fall 2005).


“Hermetic Melancholia and the Suffering of Androids.” Esoterica: The Journal

 Vol. 8 (Spring 2006).


“Shelley and the Poetics of Glaciers.” The Wordsworth Circle Vol. 36, no. 2 (Spring 2005).




II. Papers and Presentations Presented at Professional Meetings


Balzano, Wanda


Paper: “Maeve Brennan and ‘The Barrel of Rumours.’” 2005 International Meeting of IASIL

(International Association for the Study of Irish Literature), “Ireland – A global village?”

Charles University, Prague, July 2005.


Paper: “Before the Great Hunger: Sidney Owenson’s novels.” An Gorta Mór: Ireland’s

Great Hunger—Representation and Preservation. Quinnipiac Unversity, Connecticut,

16-17 September 2005.


Co-organized with Lynn Book a panel of faculty and students on “Voice and Its Bodies.”

 “Creative Action—Gender and the Arts” Conference. UNCG, 31 March 2006.


Paper: “Philomela and Echo Metamorphosed.” “Creative Action-Gender and the Arts”

 Conference. University of North CarolinaGreensboro, 31 March 2006.


Paper:  Maeve Brennan's Transnational Identity and the Aesthetics of the Gift." Conference

on “Transnational Feminisms.” University of South Carolina, Columbia,  24 February 2006.


Paper:  “Lady Morgan and the Abject in the Great 'O' Novel. " National ACIS (American

Conferencefor the study of Irish Literature). University of MissouriSt. Louis, 21 April 2006.


Carr, Bonnie


Secretary of Permanent Session: “American Literature I: Literature to 1870.” Midwest Modern Language Association Annual Conference. Milwaukee, WI, 10-13 November 2005.


Presentation: “Ralph Waldo Emerson: Reading Emerson’s Essays.” NEH, Summer Seminar, University of New Mexico, 5 June – 2 July, 2005.


DeShazer, Mary K.


Paper: “Virginia Woolf, Rapture, and Contemporary Women’s Cancer Fiction.” Modernist Studies Association Annual Conference, Chicago, 5 November 2005.


Franco, Dean


Paper: “American Jewish Frontier Literature and the New Pluralism.” American Culture Association Conference, Atlanta, April 2006.


Hecht, Paul


Paper: “Idioms of Hamlet.Shakespeare Association of America annual meeting, Philadelphia, 2006.


Paper: “To Build a Stanza: Spenser’s Poetic Development from The Shepheardes Calender to The Faerie Queene.41st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, 2006.


Paper: “The Taste of Rosalind: Poetic Evaluation in The Shepheardes Calender and As You Like It.“Spenser’s Civilizations,” Fourth International Spenser Society Conference, Victoria College, Toronto, ON, Canada.


Holdridge, Jefferson


Paper: “Lady Morgan’s Allegories of Union.” National ACIS, St Louis, 19-22 April 2006.


Paper: “Landscape, Nature, and Original Sin in William Carleton’s ‘Wildgoose Lodge’ and The Black Prophet.”” Southern ACIS, Columbia, SC, 23-26 February 2006.


Paper: “Great Hunger, Unspeakable Home: Landscape, Nature and Original Sin.” Annual Conference on the Irish Famine, Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, 16 September 2005.


Paper: “Nature and Landscape in the Myth of Oisin.” IASIL (International Association for the Study of Irish Literature) Conference, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, 25-28 July 2005.


Kairoff, Claudia


Panel participant: “’Thrice able Critics, and fellow-labourers’: Reviewing Eighteenth-Century Scholarship” Annual Meeting of the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Athens, Georgia, 2-4 March 2006.


Panel participant: “Mentoring.” Annual Meeting of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 30 March - 2 April 2006.


Klein, Scott


Organizer, Chair, and Panel participant: “Joyce, Culture, Adaptation.”

International James Joyce Symposium, University of Budapest, June 2006.


Paper: “The Husband’s Dilemma: Adaptation and Joycean Marriage.”

International James Joyce Symposium, University of Budapest, June 2006.


Kuberski, Philip F.


Public Lecture: “The Anxious Image: Photography and Poetry in the 1960’s.” Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Winston-Salem, NC, 1 December 2005.


Paper: “Eucalypse and Apocalypse: Prophetic Semiology of the Golden State.” Western Humanities Alliance Meeting, University of Arizona, Tucson, 20-23 October 2005.


Martin, John


Paper: “A German Fear, This Fear: Alfred Hitchcock’s Gothic Confessional.” “Image of Power” Conference, Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery, Colorado Springs, CO, March 2006.


McNally, John


Chair and Panel Participant: “Grow Up!: Writing from the Adolescent’s Point-of-View.” Associated Writing Program Annual Conference, Austin, Texas,  March 2006.


Paper: “Two Workshops: ‘The Third Element in Fiction’ and ‘Point-of-view.’” North Carolina Writers’ Network Conference, Asheville, North Carolina, 4-6 November 2005.


Paper: “Humor in Writing.”  Omaha Literature Fest, Omaha, Nebraska.  16-17 September 2005.


Moss, Bill


Paper: "Nodding Over Emerson: Kate Chopin and the Relevance of Emersonian Transcendentalism in a Post-Romantic Age." Ralph Waldo Emerson Society Session: Emerson and Later 19th-Century Writers, American Literature Association 17th Annual Conference, San Francisco, 25-28 May 2006.


Overing, Gillian


Presentation: “Beowulf and Translation.” Medieval Seminar, King’s College, London, December 2005.


Panel Chair: Judith. “Anglo-Saxon Futures” Conference, London, March 2006.


Sligh, Charles


Paper: “‘But it matters deeply’: Lawrence Durrell’s Alexandria Quartet and the Ambience of Exile.” 34th Annual Twentieth-Century Literature Conference, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, 23 – 25 February 2006.


Paper: “‘Making Ready for Death’: Walter Pater and Posthumous Moment of ‘Dante Gabriel Rossetti.’” Midwest Victorian Studies Association Conference, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, 21 - 23 April 2006.


Paper: “‘Winter Variants’: Durrell’'s Quarry Books and Typescripts for Justine at the British Library.” On Miracle Ground XIV: The International Lawrence Durrell Conference, Victoria, British Columbia, 25 – 29 June 2006.


Trevitte, Chad


Presentation: “Nostalgia in Early and Late Bertolucci.” Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference (MIFLC), Wake Forest University, 15 October 2005.


Wilson, Eric


Paper: “Thoreau’s Ironic Optics.”  The Annual Gathering of the Thoreau Society, Concord, July 2006.


Paper: “Thoreau’s Analogical Science.”  The Annual Gathering of the Thoreau Society, Concord, July 2006.

Keynote Address: “Romantic Somnambulism.” Nineteenth-Century Literature and the Cultural Moment, University of South Carolina, March 2006.


Annual Back to the Classroom Alumnae Lecture: “Poetry, Ecology, and Some New Ways of Looking at Ice.” Wake Forest University, November 2006.

Lecture Series for Portals of Discovery: “Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Science.”  Reynolda Museum of American Art, November 2006.



III. Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies


Balzano, Wanda


Edited (with Dr. Moynagh Sullivan) The Irish Review  35—Special Issue on Irish Feminisms (Spring 2006), National University of Ireland, Maynooth.


International editorial advisory board, Virtually Ireland, an e-journal of Irish Studies,



Boyle, Anne


Co-Editor, IMEJ:  Interactive Multimedia Journal of Computer-Enhanced Learning through spring 2006.


External Reviewer, English Department, Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina


Ettin, Andrew V.


Chair, Ohalah Rabbinic Conference Scholarship Committee


Franco, Dean


Guest Editor, Philip Roth Studies (special issue “Philip Roth and Race”)


Kairoff, Claudia


Co-Editor, The Scriblerian


Advisory Editor, New Perspectives on the Eighteenth Century


McGohey, Tom


Member of Editorial Board of Contributors, The Business Journal


McNally, John


Contributing Editor, Virginia Quarterly Review


Niepold, Mary


Member, The Author’s Guild


Overing, Gillian


A Place to Believe In: Locating Medieval Landscapes.  Collection of essays commissioned, revised and edited with Clare Lees. Penn State Press, 2006.


Consultant and Co-organizer, “Anglo-Saxon Futures” Conference. London, March 2006.


Richard, Jessica


Referree, Articles submitted to Eighteenth-Century Studies and European Romantic Review


Sigal, Gale


Review Board Member, New Chaucer Society


Chair, Executive Committee, MLA section on Middle English, excluding Chaucer


Sligh, Charles


Senior Researcher, The Complete Writings and Pictures of Dante Gabriel Rossetti: A Hypermedia Research Archive


Associate Editor, AGORA:  Online Graduate Humanities Journal


Member, Executive Committee, The International Lawrence Durrell Society


Trevitte, Chad


Associate Editor, Innovate


Wilson, Eric


Referee, University of Missouri Press, 2006

Referee, Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 2005

Referee, State University of New York Press, 2005


IV. External Grants Received


Balzano, Wanda


$ 800               “Everett Helm Visiting Fellowship for resident research in its rare

                        books and manuscript collection.” Lilly Library at Indiana



Groarke, Vona


$ 1,200            “Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series.” North Carolina Humanities Council


Holdridge, Jefferson


$ 8,000            Wake Forest Series of Irish Poetry.” National Endowment for the Arts


O’Callaghan, Conor


$1,200             “Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series (Mullen).” North Carolina Humanities Council


$400 plus       “Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series (Armitage).” Newcastle

refreshments               Brown Ale


Valbuena, Olga


$3,400             “Inquisitions and Persecutions in Early Modern Spain, England, and the Americas.” NEH



V. Awards for Distinguished Teaching, Research, or Professional Activities


Balzano, Wanda


Selected by the Golden Key Honor Society for the Faculty Appreciation Dinner, Spring 2006.


Recipient of the Student Government Certificate of Appreciation “in recognition of valuable contributions to the students of Wake Forest University,” Spring 2006.


Bussey, Susan


Student-sponsored “outstanding” professor award from campus organizations, including Greek council, Golden Key, Kappa Kappa Gamma, and Alpha Pi.


Holdridge, Jefferson


“McCulloch Family Fellow,” Wake Forest University from June 2006 to June 2009.


McGohey, Tom


“2006 Advising Award,” presented at First Year Student Convocation.


Nominated for 2006 Pushcart Prize for essay “Friday Night Fights with Mom,” published in Fourth Genre, Spring 2005.


McNally, John


“Young Alumni Achievement Award,” Nebraska Alumni Association. University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE.  May 2006.


“Outstanding Alumni Award,” Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL.  March 2006.


Ollen R. Nalley Associate Professor of English,” Wake Forest University, May 2006.


O’Callaghan, Conor


Fiction was shortlisted for The Irish Times/Poetry Now Prize, January 2006.


Sligh, Charles


“Archie Award,” for Rossetti Research.


Wilson, Eric


“Thomas H. Pritchard Professor of English,” Wake Forest University. Spring 2006.