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


Boyle, Anne

Invited Book Review: Bridging Southern Cultures: An Interdisciplinary Approach, edited by John Lowe, The Mississippi Quarterly, (Spring 2007), 375-378.
Catanoso, Justin

The New York Times, Oct. 15, 2006. Op-ed commentary, “Last Dive on Steel Pier”


Connolly, Sally

“‘Breaking Bread with the Dead’: W. H. Auden, Seamus Heaney and Yeats’s legacy”, Yeats Annual, 17, Summer 2007, pp. 195-224.


Deshazer, Mary

“Post-apartheid Literacies: South African Women’s Poetry of Orality, Franchise, and Reconciliation,” in Women and Literacy: Local and Global Inquiries for a New Century, ed. Beth Daniell and Peter Mortensen (London: Taylor and Francis, 2007), pp. 243-257.


Evans, Elizabeth

“Woolf’s Exploration of ‘the outer and the inner’: a Spatial Analysis of The Years.”  The Art of Exploration: Selected Papers from the Fifteenth Annual International Woolf Conference.  Eds. Helen Southworth and Elisa Sparks.  Clemson University Digital Press, 2006.  112-19.


Franco, Dean

Ethnic American Literature:  Comparing Chicano, Jewish, and African American Literature (U. Virginia Press, fall 2006)


“Introduction:  Philip Roth and Race.”   Philip Roth Studies 2.2 Fall 2006


Mocking the Age.” Review, fall 2006, Shofar


Turning Up the Flame.”  Review, fall 2006, MELUS


Groarke, Vona

Juniper Street – fourth collection of poetry, published by Wake Forest University Press, Nov. 2006


June 2006        Essay: “Remakes”, published in the Dublin Review, No. 24


Oct-Nov 2006 “Four Found Letters” broadcast on Sunday Miscellany, Irish National Radio - RTE.


Dec. 2006        Essay: “War. Not War”, published in the Dublin Review, No. 25

Poems included in Best Irish Poetry 2006, and Anthology published by Brandon Books.


February 2007 Poem, “Rummy”, published in the Irish Times.

Poem, “We Had Words”, selected by the Poetry Foundation as one of four Valentine’s Day Love poems featured on their Website.


May 2007        Poem, “Re-gifting”, included in Poetry Daily Anthology


June 2007        Essay, “South of Ireland”, to be published in the Dublin Review, No 27


October 2006  Poetry Reading at The Ireland House (NYU)


November 2006 Poetry Reading at Aldeburgh Poetry Festival, UK


March 2007:    Poetry Reading at Ottawa University, Kansas

                        Poetry Reading at University of Missouri at Rolla


April 2007:       Poetry Readings and poetry workshops at the following US Universities:

                        Yale, Princeton, De Sales and Long Island Universities.


Holdridge, Jefferson

“A Snake Pouring Over the Ground”: Nature and the Sacred in Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin, Irish University Review: Special Issue on Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin. Spring/Summer 2007


Co-wrote with Wanda Balzano, “Tracking the Luas between the Human and the Inhuman,” Irish Postmodernism and Popular Culture (London: Palgrave, 2007).


“Unspeakable Home: the Postcolonial Aesthetics of Irish Poetry from Beckett to McGuckian,” from Back to the Future-Forward to the Past, edited by Patricia Lynch and Joachim Fischer, Atlanta, Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, July, 2007.


“Landscape, Family and Home in Some Contemporary Irish Writers, NAE: Trimestrale De Cultura, Year 5, number 17/2006.


“A Note on the Wake Forest Celebration”, An Sionnach: A Journal of Irish Literature Culture and the Arts Volume 2 (Spring/Fall 2006).



(Translations, with Wanda Balzano of some of Eugenio Montale’s poems) “Eel,” “Letter to Bobi,” “Bobi’s Mother,”  “Sooner or Later,” Italian Poetry Review II, 2007


“Villa Del Casale,” New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, 362, 2007.


Kairoff, Claudia

“Gendering Satire: Behn to Burney,” in A Companion to Satire, ed. Ruben Quintero (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007), 276-92.


9 article reviews to The Scriblerian, 38:2 (Spring 2006) and 20 article reviews to The Scriblerian, 39: 1 (Autumn 2006).


Klein, Scott

Book review: Terence Killeen, Ulysses Unbound: A Reader’s Companion to James Joyce’s “Ulysses.” James Joyce Quarterly, vol. 42/43, nos. 1/4 (Fall 2004/Summer 2006) pp. 355-8.


Kuberski, Philip

“Kubrick’s Caretakers: Allegories of Homeland Security,” Arizona Quarterly, Vol. 63, No. 1 (Spring 2007), 137-154.


Mandelbaum, Allen

Le porte di Eucalipto: my recent volume of poetry, published by Medusa Press, edited by Alessandro Carrera.

California Lectura Dantis: Purgatorio (U of California Press volume ready for pre-sale; out in Oct 2007).


Translation and commentary on Robert Alter’s Book of Psalms for the editor of Norton.


Compilation of a lecture for the presentation of Professor James Hans’ volume, Socrates and the Irrational.


Compilation of an introduction for the presentation of Professor Dilip Kondepudi’s lecture, “A Modern Concept of Time.”


Poetry Reading, Nov. 15, 2006, ZSR Library.


McNally, John

America’s Report Card: A Novel.  New York: Free Press,  2006


When I Was a Loser: True Stories of (Barely) Surviving High School.  New York: Free Press, 2007


“I See Johnny.”  Virginia Quarterly Review,  2007. Short story.


“The Goose.”  Make: A Chicago Literary Magazine, 2007.  Short story.


“The Something Something.”  Make: A Chicago Literary Magazine, 2007.  Short story.


“Sweetness and the Fridge.”  Make: A Chicago Literary Magazine, 2007.  Short story.


“At the Chateau Marmont, Bungalow 5.”  Make: A Chicago Literary Magazine, 2007.  Short story.


“Samsonite.”  Make: A Chicago Literary Magazine, 2007.  Short story.


“The Memoirist.”  F Magazine, 2007.  Short story.


“Love’s Latent Defect.”  Crazyhorse, 2007.  Short story.


“Return Policy.”  Passages North., 2007.  Short story.


“The End is Nothing, the Road is All.”  Virginia Quarterly Review, 2006.  Short story.


“The Man Who Knew Too Little: a review of The Zero by Jess Walter.”  Washington Post “Book World” (September 10-16, 2006): 6.  Reprinted as “As Smoke Clears, Remy’s on the Hunt” in The Miami Herald (11/14/06).  Book review.


“The Secret Life of Subtext.”  Passage North, 2007.  Essay.


 “Power Lines.”  New Sudden Fiction: Short-Short Stories From America and Beyond, edited by  Robert Shapard and James Thomas.  New York: W.W. Norton, 2007.  Short story (reprint).


 “Planetary Danger.”  The Best Underground Fiction, Volume 1, edited by Scott Miles and Jeff Mikos, Chicago: Stolen Time Press, 2006.  Short story (reprint).


The Dollar Store Reading Series, Chicago, Illinois


Reading Under the Influence Reading Series, Chicago, Illinois


Story Week, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois


Palatine Public Library, Palatine, Illinois. 


Palos Park Public Library, Palos Park, Illinois. 


Orland Park Public Library, Orland Park, Illinois. 


Forsyth Public Library, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  November 2006.


University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina.  October 2006.


Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  October 2006.


Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh, North Carolina.  September 2006.


Book Worm, Omaha, Nebraska.  September 2006.


Omaha Lit Fest, Omaha, Nebraska.  September 2006.


A Novel Idea, Lincoln, Nebraska.  September 2006.


Winston-Salem Writers, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  September 2006.


University Bookstore, Seattle, Washington.  August 2006.


Elliot Bay Book Company, Seattle, Washington.  August 2006.


Village Books, Bellingham, Washington.  August 2006.


Twenty-Third Avenue Book, Portland, Oregon.  July 2006.


Dutton’s Brentwood Bookstore, Los Angeles, California.  July 2006.


Waldenbooks, Chicago Ridge Mall, Chicago Ridge, Illinois.  July 2006.


Prairie Lights Bookstore.  Iowa City, Iowa.  July 2006.


Prairie Trails Public Library, Burbank, Illinois.  July 2006.


Barnes and Noble, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  July 2006.


Malaprops Books, Asheville, North Carolina.  July 2006.


Niepold, Mary

Travel story, Associated Press and


O’Brien, Colleen

“What the Dickens?: Representations of Slavery and Intertextual Influence in Julia Collins's The Curse of Caste; or, The Slave Bride” African American Review 40.4 (2006): 661-686.


“Abolition,” “Ida B. Wells” and “Anti-Imperialism” forthcoming in The Encyclopedia of Activism and Social Justice (New York: Sage, 2007).


O’Callaghan, Conor

“His Master’s Voice”, feature essay, Poetry (Mar 07)


“In Praise of Sprinklers”, poem, Poetry (May 07)


“The Armory Golf Range” and “The Pilot Light”, poems, Poetry Review (Summer 07)


“THE PORT”, prose sculpture poem, Poetry Review (Summer 07)



Glucksman Ireland House, NYU, October 26, 2006


Elon University, January 17, 2007


Appalachian State University, March 6, 2007


University of Missouri at Rolla, March 21, 2007


Yale University, April 16, 2007


Long Island University, April 17, 2007


De Sales University, April 18, 2007


Princeton University, April 20, 2007


Rapaport, Herman

Death of Space, in Topographien der Erinnerung, ed. Bernd Witte (Koenigshausen und Neumann, 07)


Spectres of Benjamin, in Textual Practice, Routledge, 06


Walter Benjamin and History, Clio, 07


Performative reading with Lyn Book of my text: Larking Up the Nightingales,

Dept of English, Fall 06.


Performative work with Hans Breder in Dortmund, Germany, June 07.


Sligh, Charles

Morris Online Edition, “Love is Enough,” Assocaite Editor


Wilson, Eric

The Melancholy Android: On the Psychology of Sacred Machines (SUNY Press)


Secret Cinema: Gnostic Vision in Film (Continuum)


“Matter and Spirit in the Age of Animal Magnetism,” Philosophy and Literature 30:2 (2006), 329-345.


Radio Interview about Secret Cinema: Gnostic Vision in Film, on the show “Out the Rabbit Hole,” featured on KUCI, the radio station sponsored by UC Irvine (May, 2007)




II. Papers and Presentations Presented at Professional Meetings


Anker, Elizabeth

“‘They Speak of Homeland’: Kiran Desai’s The Inheritance of Loss and the Paradoxes of Nationalism” The American Comparative Literature Association, Puebla, Mexico, April 2007


Midnight’s Children and the Ambivalences of Human Rights” Association for the Study of Law Culture and the Humanities Conference, Washington D.C., March 2007


“‘To Understand Me You’ll Have to Swallow a World’: Midnight’s Children and the Ideals of Human Rights” International Narrative Conference, Washington, D.C., March 2007


Bowie, Rian

“The Women of the ‘Woman’s Era’” presented at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers, October 2007


“Not So Much About Race; Not Just about Gender” American Literature Association, May 26, 2007


Carr-O’Neill, Bonnie

Chair of Permanent Session “American Literature I:  Literature to 1870.” Midwest Modern Language Association Annual Conference.  Chicago, IL, November 9-12, 2006.


“Emerson, Dickens, and the Uses of Sympathy.”  Transatlanticism in American Literature:  Emerson, Hawthorne, and Poe.  Rothermere American Institute and St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, England, July 13-16, 2006.


Daigle, Jonathan

“Re-centering the Nadir: Paul Laurence Dunbar & the Marshall Circle,” MELUS Annual Conference. Fresno, California. March 2007.


Davis, David

“W. J. Cash and the Idea of Progress,” South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Atlanta, GA, November 10, 2006


“The Modernist Death of Donald Mahon,” Modern Language Association, Philadelphia , PA, December 28, 2006


“The Fiction of Southern Womanhood in Zelda Fitzgerald’s Save Me the Waltz,” Northeast Modern Language Association, March 2, 2007


Deshazer, Mary

“Women’s Post-apartheid Poetry of Franchise and Reconciliation,” presented at the International Conference on Poetry and Politics, University of Sterling (Scotland), July 16, 2006.


Evans, Elizabeth

“Spatial Tropes and City Streets in H.G. Wells’s Ann Veronica.”  International Conference of the Society for the Study of Narrative Literature.  Georgetown University.  March 2007.


“A ‘wrappered’ life meets ‘street love’: the Flâneuse of Liminal London.”  Modern Language Association Convention.  Philadelphia, PA.  December 2006.


Franco, Dean

“Contemporary Jewish Literature and the New Pluralism,” New Trends in Jewish Literature panel, NEMLA, Baltimore March 2007.


Portnoy’s Complaint:  It’s about race, not sex (even the sex is about race)”  Invited lecture, Cal State University, Long Beach, February 2007.


“Cross-Cultural Explorations of Trauma” Session leader, NEMLA, Baltimore March 2007.


“The Ghosts of Experience:  Materiality and Spirituality in the novels of Alejandro Morales, Yxta Maya Murray, and Graciela Limón,” Annual Modern Language Association Conference, Philadelphia Dec. 2006


Hena, Omaar

“In God We Troust: Global Trade in Derek Walcott’s Omeros,” Northeast MLA, convention in Baltimore, MD, March 2007.


“Derek Walcott’s Poetics of Global Economy,” American Comparative Literature Ass., annual convention in Puebla, Mexico, April 2007.


Holdridge, Jefferson


“Reflections on Publishing in the United States”, at conference “Befitting Emblems of Adversity”: Lyric and Crisis in Northern Irish Poetry 1966-2006” Georgetown University, April 17-18, 2007.



Conference Paper on “A Snake Pouring Over the Ground”: Nature and the Sacred in Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin presented at Winthrop University for the American Conferences of Irish Studies, March 9-10.


Jacobson, Miriam

“Historicizing the Orient Pearl in Renaissance Literature,” Shakespeare Association of America annual meeting, San Diego April 2007


“Re-Orienting Empire in Hero and Leander,” Renaissance Society of America annual meeting, Miami, March 2007


Kairoff, Claudia

“Anna Seward and the Sins of the Father: (Re)Placing Blame in Louisa, a Poetical Novel,” American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies / Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies joint annual meeting, Atlanta, GA, March 2007.


“Poets of the 1780s: Pre-Romantics, Prophets of Sensibility, and Others,” Session organizer and Chair, ASECS / SEASECS joint meeting, Atlanta, GA, 2007.


Maine, Barry

“What Did History Mean to Proust?”, presented at Interdisciplinary Conference on Memory, University of East Anglia, Great Britain, July 2006.


McNally, John

Two Panels: “The Importance of Place” and “Writing the Novel vs. The Short Story,” Omaha Lit Fest, Omaha, NE.


Panel: “Young Authors Publishing Panel,” Young Authors Awards Ceremony, Columbia College Chicago, Chicago, IL.


O’Brien, Colleen

“A Rediscovered Literary Legacy:  Julia C. Collins, Nineteenth-Century African American Author” American Literature Association Conference, Boston, May 26, 2007.


“The White Women All Go for Sex: Frances Harper and The Revolution

Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, Baltimore, March 3, 2007.


Powell, Kersti

“‘Life just is like that’: Martin McDonagh and the Formation of Estonian Identity”, the ACIS Panel at the MLA annual convention, Philadelphia, 27-30 December 2006.


Rapaport, Herman

Assumption of the Image: University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, Dec. 2, 2006


Countersexuality in Proust, University of Portsmouth, UK, July 17, 2006


Richard, Jessica

June 22-25, 2007.  “‘The Frenzy of the Times’: Capital, Credit, and the Romance of Gambling in the Eighteenth-Century Novel.”  The Eighteenth-Century Summer Institute.  The Newbery Library. 


Wilson, Eric

“Coleridge on Mesmer: The Philosophy of Sleepwalking.”  North American Society for the Study of Romanticism.  West Lafayette, 2006.


“Esoteric Cinema.”  Biannual Conference for the Association for Studies in Esotericism.  Davis, 2006. 




III. Editorships, Offices, Consultancies


Boyle, Anne

Invited Manuscript Reader: A Backward Glance: The Southern Renascence, the Classical Legacy, and the Autobiographical Epic by Joseph R. Millichap, Western Kentucky University, 2007.


Franco, Dean

Guest Edited special issue of “Philip Roth Studies,” “Philip Roth and Race” , published fall 2006


Kairoff, Claudia

Co-Editor, The Scriblerian


Chair, Graduate Student Research Paper Prize Committee, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies


Maine, Barry

Editorial adviser to The Massachusetts Historical Society publication of a new edition of The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams


McGohey, Tom

Member Editorial Board of Contributors, The Business Journal


McNally, John

Contributing Editor to Virginia Quarterly Review


Advisory Editor to Cutthroat


Rapaport, Herman

Editorial board of Partial Answers (Hebrew University, Jerusalem)


Editorial board of Derrida Today (Australia/UK)


Publishing: Blackwells, Cornell University Press, Jewish Publishing Society, Fordham University Press, Oxford Literary Review. 12 hrs.


Sligh, Charles

2007 – Associate Editor, Morris Online Edition


Wilson, Eric

Referee, Publication of the Modern Language Association


Referee, European Romantic Review




IV. External Grants Received


Groarke, Vona

$1,960   “Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series.” North Carolina Humanities Council


O’Callaghan, Conor

$960      “Dillon Johnston Writers Reading Series.” (Johnston) North Carolina Humanities Council


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


Way, Elizabeth

$300     “Women’s and Gender Studies Teaching Practicum- English 111 Writing Seminar: ‘Men, Women, and Gendered Rhetoric.’” University of North Carolina- Greensboro: Sally and Alan Cone Scholarship



V. Awards


Holdridge, Jefferson

Named McCulloch Family Fellow at Wake Forest University from June 2006 to June 2009.


McGohey, Tom

Essay  “Friday Night Fights with Mom” selected as “Notable Essay” by Best American Essays, 2006.


McNally, John

Visiting Writer at Columbia College Chicago, Fiction Writing Department (Spring Semester ’07)


Richard, Jessica

Awarded Delta Delta Delta Sorority Teaching Prize, Fall 2006.


Wilson, Eric

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