JULY 1, 2005 TO JUNE 30, 2006


I. Publications, Performances, and Exhibits

II. Papers and Presentations

III. Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies

IV. External Grants Received

V. Awards




I.                   Publications, Performances, and Exhibits


Balzano, Wanda

Wanda Balzano edited with Dr. Moynagh Sullivan (National University of Ireland, Maynooth), The Irish Review (no. 35)—Special Issue on Irish Feminisms [Spring 2006]


Wanda Balzano, “Una Troy and Siobhan Piercy”, in 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,” in Poetry Ireland Review, issue 83, summer, 2005.


Review of Linda Connolly, The Irish Women’s Movement: From Revolution to Devolution (Dublin: The Lilliput Press, 2003), in Irish University Review, 35.1 (Spring/Summer 2005)


DeShazer, Mary

Mary K. DeShazer, FRACTURED BORDERS: READING WOMEN’S CANCER LITERATURE.  Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, Dec. 2005.


Mary K. DeShazer, “’Lifting Each Other Off Our Knees’: South African Women’s Poetry of Resistance, 1980-1989.” In COLD WAR LITERATURE: WRITING THE GLOBAL CONFLICT, ed. Andrew Hammond. London and New York: Routledge, 2006, pp. 176-194.


Nielsen, Linda L.

Fathers and Daughters: A 15-year review of the course. College Student Journal, summer, 2006. 20 pages.


Strengthening father-daughter relationships in military families. Military Spouse Magazine, December, 2005, 22-28.


Strengthening father-daughter relationships in our nation’s schools. National Parent Teacher Association Magazine, March, 2005, 17-20.


Monthly articles for my columns at these national organization web sites:

Stepfamily Association of America

National Men’s Resource Center

Black Fathers Raising Daughters Alone

Interactive Dads



II.                Papers and Presentations


Balzano, Wanda

Charles University, Prague (Czech Republic)

Paper delivered at the 2005 International Meeting of IASIL (International Association for The Study of Irish Literature), “Ireland—A global village?” (July 2005): “Maeve Brennan and ‘The Barrel of Rumours’”


Quinnipiac University (Connecticut)

Paper delivered at the conference on “An Gorta Mór: Ireland’s Great Hunger—Representation and Preservation” (Sept. 16-17, 2005): “Before the Great Hunger: Sidney Owenson’s novels.”


University of North Carolina (Greensboro, NC)

Wanda Balzano co-organized with Lynn Book (Theatre) a panel of faculty and students on “Voice and Its Bodies,” for the “Creative Action—Gender and the Arts” conference at UNCG, March 31, 2006, where she also presented a paper on “Philomela and Echo Metamorphosed.”


University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC)

Wanda Balzano presented “Maeve Brennan’s Transnational Identity and the Aesthetics of the Gift” at the University of South Carolina conference on “Transnational Feminisms” (Feb. 24, 2006)


University of Missouri (St. Louis, MO)

Wanda Balzano presented “Lady Morgan and the Abject in the Great ‘O’ Novel” at the National ACIS (American Conference for the study of Irish Literature) conference at the University of MissouriSt. Louis (April 21, 2006).


DeShazer, Mary K.

“Virginia Woolf, Rapture, and Contemporary Women’s Cancer Fiction.” Presented at the Modernist Sutdies Association Annual Conference, Chicago, Nov. 5, 2006.



III.             Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies


Balzano, Wanda

Wanda Balzano edited with Dr. Moynagh Sullivan (National University of Ireland, Maynooth), The Irish Review (no. 35)—Special Issue on Irish Feminisms—[Spring 2006]


Wanda Balzano is on the international editorial advisory board of the e-journal of Irish Studies called Virtually Ireland (2005-present)






IV.              External Grants Received


Balzano, Wanda


The Everett Helm Visiting Fellowship for resident research in its rare book and manuscript collections.


Lilly Library at Indiana University (Bloomington)

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V.                 Awards


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)


Stremlau, Rose

Outstanding Dissertation in Oklahoma History, awarded by the Oklahoma Historical Society

(April 2006)