Sarah Sloane will have given three presentations by the end of October: “The Attack of the Fifty-Foot Woman,” a creative reading of an essay about being a very tall woman (Western Literature Association); “Naming Ourselves, Naming Others: A Feminist Ethic in Writing Creative Fiction” about her work in nonfiction about a Guatemalan refugee (Feminisms and Rhetorics); and “Sir Walter Scott and the Problem of Attribution and Anonymity among the Edinburgh Literati, 1782-1798” (International Scott Conference/Walter Scott: Sheriff and Outlaw). On a lighter note, her essay about adopting her puppy, Zoey, will appear in the winter issue of Modern Dog Magazine (circulation 50,000).
Lisa Langstraat and Sue Doe will be offering a TILT Short Course, “Working with Post-9/11 Student-Veterans,” October 13th and 20th. Get more information or register for this course.
According to the 2012 U.S. News and World Report “America’s Best Colleges,” Colorado State University is “one of the top 20 [universities] that makes writing a priority as a critical element of student success.” Read the rest of this front page Rocky Mountain Collegian article, published on September 20, 2011.
Tobi Jacobi and Elliott Johnston’s essay, “Writers Speaking Out: The Challenges of Community Publishing from Spaces of Confinement” has been accepted for inclusion in Circulating Communities: Tactics and Strategies of Community Publishing edited by Steve Parks, Tiffany Rousculp and Paula Mathieu.
Christine L. Robinson Eng-MA (Rhet-Comp) 2011 has accepted a position as a core Rhetoric and Writing faculty member at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs beginning this fall.
Dana Masden’s short story “The Men in Our Heads” was accepted by Arch Magazine and can be found here: http://archjournal.wustl.edu/node/234
Lisa Langstraat’s article, “Service-Learning and Critical Emotion Studies: On the Perils of Empathy and the Politics of Compassion,” co-authored with Melody Bowdon on CFU, appeared in the spring issue of the Michigan Journal of Service Learning.
She also presented a paper, “Creating a ‘Military Friendly’ Writing Program: Challenges and Opportunities” at the National Council of Writing Program Administrators conference in July in Baton Rouge LA.