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Sunday, 12 November 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Sarah A. Chavez, featured in yesterday's Sunday edition of the The Herald-Dispatch! Follow the link and read all about it:

Posted by English Department at Marshall University on Monday, November 13, 2017

 


Thursday-Saturday, 19-21 October 2017

http://www.marshall.edu/ucomm/2017/09/29/marshall-university-host-conference-sermon-studies/Join us and Assistant…

Posted by English Department at Marshall University on Monday, October 16, 2017

 

Organized by Assistant Professor of English and director of the Center for Sermon Studies, Dr. Robert Ellison, the first Marshall University Sermon Studies conference welcomes scholars and faith leaders from all over the nation to give and hear presentations and discussions on faith, theory and preaching.

Special guests include George Drance, performing “*mark: The Gospel of Mark in the First Century,” and Marc Saperstein’s presentation “Jewish Pulpit Responses to Nazi Persecution and Mass Murder, 1922-1945.”

 


Monday, 16 October 2017

Gary Oldman Is a Building You Must Walk Through, by Dr. Forrest Roth, is available now from What Books Press!…

Posted by English Department at Marshall University on Monday, October 16, 2017

 

Gary Oldman Is a Building You Must Walk Through, by Dr. Forrest Roth, is available now from What Books Press!

“Unemployed, aimless, stuck in a mundane relationship with a burned-out social worker, an anonymous writer (of some sort) awaits the phone call that he believes will change their fortunes: his being hired to script a television commercial featuring renowned actor Gary Oldman. In preparation for the momentous day, his various obsessions connected to Oldman’s cinematic career hold forth, including the return of his girlfriend’s marginally “famous” sister from a Los Angeles psychiatric ward and her ensuing disappearance, as well as his questionable attraction to them both. But once the quasi-narrative of assorted characters he creates for her consolation over the lost sister begins, the only story to prevail may be an inescapable echo chamber of Oldman’s dialogic influence into which everything and everyone must fall.”

You can purchase Gary Oldman Is a Building You Must Walk Through on Amazon.

Check out more of Forrest’s work in Caketrain, NOON, Juked and Denver Quarterly, and his prose poem collection The Sullen Pages, or his novella Line and Pause.

 


Friday, 8 September 2017

Dr. Sarah A. Chavez’s poetry collection, Hands That Break and Scar, is available now from Sundress Publications!ire’ne…

Posted by English Department at Marshall University on Friday, September 8, 2017

 

Dr. Sarah A. Chavez’s poetry collection, Hands That Break and Scar, is available now from Sundress Publications!

ire’ne lara silva, poet and author of Blood Sugar Canto, says “Chavez chronicles the passage from childhood to young womanhood in California’s Central Valley, negotiating culture, language, identity, sexuality, love, and meaning. [. . .] the lines blur between violence and love, joy and struggle, memory and transcendence, the sacred and the mundane. One thing flows into another and back again. Hands That Break & Scar will leave an indelible mark on your heart, reminding you that poetry, beauty, and life are everywhere—within and without.”

You can purchase Hands That Break and Scar from Amazon.

Or directly from the publisher.

You can find more of Sarah’s work at The The Poetry and Connotation Press.

And, of course, at https://www.sarahachavez.com/pub.

 


Friday, 1 September 2017

Dr. Kristen Lillvis’s book, Posthuman Blackness and the Black Female Imagination, is out now from University of Georgia…

Posted by English Department at Marshall University on Friday, September 1, 2017

 

Dr. Kristen Lillvis’s book, Posthuman Blackness and the Black Female Imagination, is out now from University of Georgia Press! You can buy Dr. Lillvis’s book directly from University of Georgia Press right now: http://www.ugapress.org/index.php/books/posthuman_blackness.

A critical study on black identity through posthuman thought (a study in current and future transhumanity, history, and the self, its potential and its greater place in the world), Posthuman Blackness examines the speculative and future-focused art and stories created by black women artists—like musician Janelle Monáe, writers Toni Morrison and Octavia Butler and filmmaker Julie Dash—that inspire a present black identity, from future potential, that goes far beyond history and transcends past, present and even future.

 


Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Congratulations to Professor Eric Smith, winner of the 2017 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry, for his forthcoming…

Posted by English Department at Marshall University on Tuesday, August 22, 2017

 

Congratulations to Professor Eric Smith, winner of the 2017 Tampa Review Prize for Poetry, for his forthcoming collection, Black Hole Factory! The judges—UT faculty editors of the Tampa Review—praised Eric’s “profound and accomplished manuscript of deep personal engagement graced by moving, open flights of lyricism.” You can read Black Hole Factory, to be published by the University of Tampa Press, in 2018. Until then, you can find Eric’s poetry in Best New Poets 2010, the Southwest Review, 32 Poems, Five Points, the Indiana Review and The New Criterion Review, as well as critical prose in Pleiades and The Rumpus.