Professor Beller has had several pieces published in The New Yorker, on Salon.com, Tablet, and had his essay "Negative Space" published in the anthology, Central Park by Bloomsbury. He appeared at the 92nd Street Y Tribeca in New York City with former Mayor Ed Koch, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, and author Buzz Bissinger to talk about the Central Park anthology, and spoke at his alma mater, Vassar.
Peter Cooley, Professor of English, Director, Creative Writing, gave a paper, which included a poetry reading, at the GreatWriters Conference in London on June. His paper was entitled " The Traveling Monostich: From Michelangelo in Rome to the Leper Colony in Carville, Louisiana: A Paper on My Creative Practice." The paper appears in the fall issue of the new on-line journal on creativity AXON in Australia. He gave another paper " My Love Affair with Sylvia" and presented a reading of his own poems at the Sylvia Plath Conference in Bloomington, Indiana on October 24-27. Cooley participated in the group poetry reading at the Latter Library in New Orleans to celebrate the publication of Improbable Worlds: An Anthology of Texas and Louisiana Poets in which he has two poems. Cooley has poems, "Rembrandt, 'Self-Portrait 1639'," and "Rembrandt, ' Anna and the Blind Tobit' " in the current issue of New Letters and a poem "Rembrandt, Self-Portrait, Age 51" in the Plume anthology as well as five poems about Rodin in the on-line journal Connotation. and an article " I Stood Apart: Lyric Temporality in the Louise Gluck" in the section "Short Takes on Long Poems" in the on-line journal At Length. The Faulkner Society in New Orleans has given Cooley The Marble Faun Award, First Place in Poetry, for his poem "Arrangements," a section of the long poem Aftermaths which he wrote on his leave last year with an ATLAS grant. He also won the Marble Faun Award, and First Place in Poetry from the Faulkner Words and Music Festival in New Orleans.
Gaurav Desai directed a faculty development workshop on "When was the Postcolonial?" at Osmania University in Hyderabad, India in June 2012. The seminar, attended by faculty and advanced graduate students from across India was sponsored by the Forum on Contemporary Theory, India. Professor Desai also facilitated a workshop in St. Louis for post-dissertation fieldwork award recipients of the Social Science Research Council in October 2012. The aim of the workshop was to advise doctoral students on matters of professionalism and the writing of their dissertations after their fieldwork. In addition, this Fall Desai presented invited lectures and workshops at the University of Richmond and the University of California, Los Angeles and participated locally at Tulane on a symposium on Love and Sex in Islamic Africa. Desai's edited collection The Virtual Transformation of the Public Sphere published by Routledge was released in India this December. Desai also took on a new role as a faculty mentor for the fourth cohort of Posse scholars from Los Angeles to study at Tulane. He is enjoying this experience tremendously.
Professor Johnson published "How Student Writers Develop: Rhetoric, Psychoanalysis, Ethics, Erotics" in JAC 31:3-4 2011. He also has a piece of creative nonfiction, "Halloween 2005," in Issue 1 of Satellite.
Professor Kohler's article, "The Apparatus of the Dark: Dickinson and the Epistemology of Metaphor," is forthcoming in Nineteenth-Century Literature. "Sending Word: Sarah Winnemucca and the Violence of Writing" is forthcoming in Arizona Quarterly. "The Ode Unfamiliar: Dickinson, Keats, and the (Battle)Fields of Autumn" is forthcoming in the Emily Dickinson Journal.
Michael Kuczynski has three essays in press and forthcoming in spring 2012, "A Middle English version of the Epistola Lentuli: Text and Contexts" (The Mediaeval Journal, University of St. Andrews, Scotland); "Another Medieval Scientific Manuscript Owned and Annotated by James Cobbes," a Jacobean antiquarian and dramatist (Notes and Queries, Oxford, England); and "Sixteenth-Century Addenda to a Wycliffite New Testament, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, MS 522" (Journal of the Early Book Society, Pace University, NY). He has also published a review of the final volume of the Toronto edition of Erasmus's commentaries on the Psalms with The Medieval Review (online, formerly The Bryn Mawr Medieval Review), is conducting a graduate symposium, The Psalms, in Private and in Public, for the Newberry Library, Chicago in February 2012, and has been invited to lecture at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland in March 2012 on "Periodization and the Psalms." One of his discoveries in Tulane's Rare Books collection is featured in the Fall 2011 edition of Tulane: The Magazine of Tulane University: "Gallery: Biblia Latina" (p. 11). On the pedagogical front, Kuczynski was appointed this year as a Faculty Fellow of the SoHo (Sophmore Honors) dorm, where he is working with students on a project involving medieval-19th c. utopias and game theory.
Zachary Lazar published an excerpt from his new novel, Meyer Lansky Breaks His Silence, in the Spring 2012 issue of BOMB. He was also on a panel called "Speak, Memory: Writing the Memoir" at the Tennessee Williams Festival this past March.
Professor Rothenberg recently won the Weiss Presidential Fellowship for Undergraduate Teaching. She is the co-editor of Zizek Now! (with Jamil Khader), an edited collection of essays on the significance of Zizek's work, forthcoming from Polity Press.
Professor Travis published her essay, "Building a National Culture of Reading in the 'New' South Africa," in From Codex to Hypertext: Reading at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century, ed. Anouk Lang. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press (2012)
Roger Bellin is a Visiting Assistant Professor teaching courses on 19th- and 20th-century American literature and Continental philosophy. He has published on Descartes and Pynchon, T.S. Eliot and André Breton, and he is working on a book about the American Transcendentalists and the resistance to argument.
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