DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES SUMMARY
FOR JULY 1, 1997 TO JUNE 30, 1998



 


 

I. Publications, Performances, Exhibits
 
 

Boyle, Anne M.

"Acadia/Wake Forest Writing Project: Composition, Collaboration, and Computers," IMEJ (on-line journal), www.wfu.edu/IMEJ.
 
 

Brown, Elizabeth Barnsley

Essay on Adrienne Kennedy in Hollywood on Stage: Playwrights Evaluate The Culture Industry Garland P, 1997. Ed. Kimball King.
 
 

Caldwell, Janis M.

"Sympathy and Science in Frankenstein" in Ethics in Literature, MacMillan.  Due out June 1998.
 
 

El-Beshti, Bashir

"Signifying Texts and Displaud Contexts: Orientalism and the Ideological Foundations of the Early Modern European State," in Sign of the Early Modern 2. Fall 1997.

"The Seminotics of Salvation: Malcolm X and the Autobiographical Self," Journal of Negro History. Spring 1998.
 
 

Mead, Jane

The Indiana Review, "Notes Toward a Definition of Prayer," poem.

Excerpt: "Sometimes the Mind," poem and an interview.

Shenandoah: "Wind," poem.

Meridian: "In the Opera of the Mind" and "Two Freedoms," poems.

The Asheville Poetry Review: "In The Iowa of the Mind, New York. New York: An Iowa in the New York of the Mind" and "Incomplete Scenario Involving Fire and Water," poems.

The Bellingham Review: "Several Scenes in Search of the Same Explosion," a poem in ten sections.

The American Poetry Review: "The River Itself" and "Some Days," poems.

The Sonora Review: "Rather a Pale Occasion for Flowers" and "Incomplete Scenario Involving What the Voice Said," poems.

Poetry Daily (http://www.Poems.com): "To The Body," poem, and "Paradise Consists of Forty-Nine Rotating Spheres." These poems were featured in May and July, respectively.

Chapters Bookstore.  Read with Harriet Levine, Washington, DC, Spring 1998.

The Cathedral Church of Saint John The Divine.  Read as part of Maundy Thursday’s reading of the Inferno, New York, NY, Spring 1998.

The Blacksmith Reading Series.  Read with Gerald Stern, Boston, MA, Spring 1998.

Sweet Briar College.  Taught class in structure of poetry and dance, Sweet Briar, VA, Spring 1998.

Sweet Briar College.  Workshop and reading, Sweet Briar, VA, Fall 1997.

South West Texas State University.  Reading, question and answer session, and class, San Marcos, TX, Fall 1997.

Salem College.  Participant in Share Our Strength Benefit reading, Winston-Salem, NC, Fall 1997.

North Carolina Writers’ Network.  Workshop on "Formal Poetry, Organic Form," Carrboro, NC, Fall 1997.

C, B and S Bookstore.  Workshop and reading, Orlando, FL, Fall 1997.

Bettendorf Public Library.  Workshop and reading, Bettendorf, IA, Summer 1997.
 
 

Sigal, Gale

"Courted in the Country: The Precarious Place of the Lady in the Medieval Lyric Landscape." Published in Text and Territory. Edited by Sylvia Tomasch and Sealy Gilles. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, Spring 1998, 185-206.

The Power of Women: A Topos in Medieval Art and Literature by Susan L. Smith (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995). Published in Studies in the Age of Chaucer (1997): 310-315.

Olivia Hill, Elizabeth Lynn Linton, Mary Somerville. Published in Encyclopedia of British Women Writers. 2nd Edition. Edited by Katarina Wilson and Paul and June Schlueter, NY: Garland, 1997.

"A Medievalist’s Glimpse into the Late Twentieth-century World of Pensions." Published in The Participant, Quarterly News Magazine for TIAA-CREF participants. February 1998.
 
 

Thomas, Claudia

Review, Jean Marsden, The Re-Imagined Text: Shakespeare, Adaptation, and Eighteenth-Century Literary Theory, in Comparative Drama 31.2 (Summer 1997): 319-23.
 
 

Weyler, Karen

Book review of Hinds, Janie. Private Property: Charles Brockden Brown’s Gendered Economics of Virtue. Early American Literature 32 (1997): 272-74.
 
 

II. Papers and Presentations
 
 

Boyle, Anne M.

Chaired session on "Writing Stories of Technological Change," presented at 4C’s, College Composition and Communications Conference, Chicago, IL, April 4, 1998.

Presented paper, "Stories from the Classroom," "Writing Stories of Technological Change," College Composition and Communications Conference, Chicago, IL, April 4, 1998.

Jennifer Burg, Anne Boyle, Yue-ling Wong, and Ching-Wan Yip, Telcom World Conference ’98, Freiburg, Germany, June 1998. (Burg presented paper.)
 
 

Brown, Elizabeth Barnsley

Papers given at SAMLA, MLA & CLA conferences. Also chaired and gave a paper for a national teaching and learning conference.
 
 

Caldwell, Janis M.

"The Narrative Economy of Darwin’s Autobiography" Society of Literature and Science, Pittsburg, PA, November 1997.

"Ethical Complexity in Margaret Gatty’s Parables from Nature" 18th and 19th Century British Women Writers Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, March 1998.
 
 

DeShazer, Mary K.

"South African Women’s Writing of Resistance," Georgia/Carolinas College English Association Conference, Western Carolina University, Summer 1997.
 
 

Klein, Scott

Invited moderator, panel "Narrative Bodies." Narrative: An International Conference, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, April 1998.
 
 

Kuberski, Philip

"Elite, Critical, Vulgar Realities," Society of Literature and Science Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, November 1997.

"The Future of Emerson," invited lecture, Randolph Macon College, November 1997.
 
 

McGohey, Tom

Conference on College Composition and Communication, Panel Presentation: "The Plan for the Class of 2000: Writing Stories of Technological Change at WFU."
 
 

Moss, William

"’He’s talking about a girl’... ‘He had to talk about something’: William Faulkner on the Subject and the Object of Literature," Panel, "Faulkner: Root and Flower," International Faulkner Symposium, Beijing, People's Republic of China, November 1-4, 1997.

Moderator, Panel, "Faulkner and Soldier’s Pay, International Faulkner Symposium, Beijing, People’s Republic of China, November 1-4, 1997.
 
 

Overing, Gillian

"Age of Social Context in Medieval Iceland," presented to Reynolda Gerontology Colloquium, September 1997.

"Medical Women in the Wilderness," American Association of Geographers, Boston, MA, March 1998.

Chair of session, "Linking Psychoanalytic and Historical Approaches to Medieval Literature," Medieval Congress, Michigan, May 1998.
 
 

Prescott, Jeryl J.

"Privatizing the Publicized Body: Ventase Smith’s Metaphysical Approach to Physical Liberation," CLA, Tallahassee, FL, April 1998.

"Both ‘Witness and Participant’: The Inescapable Black Masters in Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God and Ellison’s Invisible Man," SAMLA, Atlanta, GA, November 1997.
 
 

Sigal, Gale

"Why an M.A. in English at Wake Forest?" presentation to Board of Visitors, Fall 1997.
 
 

Sternlieb, Lisa

"Jane Eyre: Hazarding Confidences." International Narrative Conference, Northwestern University, April 1998.

"Dickens’s Flora Finching and Joyce’s Penelope." James Joyce Conference, Rome, Italy, June 1998.
 
 

Thomas, Claudia

"Pope’s and Kauffman’s Eloisa Different Disciplines, Different Heroines?", American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, April 1998.

"Bringing Eighteenth-Century Literature into the Twenty-First Century Classroom: The Quest for Relevance," Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Atlanta, GA, March 1998.
 
 

Valbuena, Olga

Convener/Chair, "Catholic Crimes and the Infidel: Bloodlines, Law, and Religious (Dis)order in Early Modern Spain and England." Attending to Early Modern Women: Crossing Boundaries, November 6-9, 1997.
 
 

Weyler, Karen

"Politeness and the ‘Gentleman Stranger’: Credit Economics in Arthur Mervyn and The Coquette." Society of Early Americanists’ Panel. American Literature Association, San Diego, CA, 1998.
 
 

III. Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies
 
 

Boyle, Anne M.

Associate Editor of IMEJ: Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal for Computer Enhanced Learning.

Vice President of AAUP.

Two-day consultation with English Department, Humanities Core, and Business School on teaching writing with technology at Villanova University.

Review of Core Text: A Handbook for Writers by Hairston, Ruszkiewicz, and Seward for Longman Publishers.
 
 

DeShazer, Mary K.

Editorial Board, National Women’s Studies Association Journal.

Editorial Board, South Atlantic Review.
 
 

El-Beshti, Bashir

Executive Committee Member, Group for Study of Colonialism.

ECHINDA DESIGN – Translation. One Month.
 
 

Moss, William

United States Representative, Editorial Review Committee, "Selected Papers from the International Symposium," to be published by Beijing University Press.
 
 

Overing, Gillian

Journal of Advanced Composition, Reader.

SEGD, Reader.

Medieval Feminist Newsletter, Book Reviewer.

Member of MLA.

Member of North Carolina Research Group on Medieval and Early Modern Women.
 
 

Sigal, Gale

Editorial Board member (juror for articles in medieval literature), South Atlantic Review (journal of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association).

Book reviewer for Studies in the Age of Chaucer (Columbus: Ohio State University Press).

National Endowment for the Humanities, Collaborative Grant Proposal Evaluator.  The report took the month of November 1997 to prepare.
 
 

Thomas, Claudia

Editor, The Scriblerian.  Appointed Fall 1997.

Executive Board Member, Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies.  Elected March 1998.
 
 

IV. External Grants Received
 
 

Brown, Elizabeth Barnsley

$1,200.00.  Writer’s Residency, Vermont Studio Center.
 
 

Valbuena, Olga

$3,700.00.  Folger Institute: "Redefining the Sacred in Early Modern England."  National Endowment for the Humanities.