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Michael Bérubé elected president of the Modern Language Association

Michael Bérubé elected president of the Modern Language Association

In 2012, Michael Bérubé will become the president of the 30,000-member Modern Language Association.

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Hester Blum awarded research grants for new book project

Hester Blum awarded research grants for new book project

Blum received research grants for her new book project, <em>Arctic and Antarctic Circles: The Print Culture of Polar Exploration.</em>

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Robert L. Caserio is co-editing "The Cambridge History of the English Novel"

Robert L. Caserio is co-editing "The Cambridge History of the English Novel"

Caserio will also be a Resident Fellow at the Penn State Institute for Arts and Humanities in Fall 2011.

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Debra Hawhee interviewed basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Debra Hawhee interviewed basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Hawhee, a scholar of bodily rhetorics, spoke with Kareem at the Chicago Humanities Festival about his own life as an athlete and scholar.

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Elizabeth Kadetsky's book signed for Dzanc Books rEprint series

Elizabeth Kadetsky's book signed for Dzanc Books rEprint series

"First There Is a Mountain" was praised in <em>Publishers Weekly," "Yoga Journal," "Identity Theory"</em> and elsewhere.

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Paul Kellermann's students profiled the residents of Foxdale Village

Paul Kellermann's students profiled the residents of Foxdale Village

Students in Paul Kellermann’s nonfiction classes have written biographical profiles of the residents of a local retirement community.

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Shirley Moody-Turner & Lovalerie King have a book forthcoming

Shirley Moody-Turner & Lovalerie King have a book forthcoming

<em>The Contemporary African American Literary Canon</em> will be published by Indiana University Press.

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Aldon Lynn Nielsen has published his seventh collection of poetry

Aldon Lynn Nielsen has published his seventh collection of poetry

His new volume, "A Brand New Beggar," has been published by Steerage Press.

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Stuart Selber won the Nell Ann Pickett Award

Stuart Selber won the Nell Ann Pickett Award

Selber earned the prize for best article in <em>Technical Communication Quarterly</em> with his essay, "A Rhetoric of Electronic Instruction Sets."

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Jack Selzer completed a term as President of the Rhetoric Society of America

Jack Selzer completed a term as President of the Rhetoric Society of America

In honor of the end of his term he gave the keynote address at the RSA's biennial 2010 conference in Minneapolis.

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Linda Selzer’s research was reviewed by the American Philosophical Association.

Linda Selzer’s research was reviewed by the American Philosophical Association.

Her work on black philosophers & the fiction of Charles Johnson was called "groundbreaking."

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Scott T. Smith's new book was recently published by the University of Toronto Press

Scott T. Smith's new book was recently published by the University of Toronto Press

<em>Land and Book: Literature and Land Tenure in Anglo-Saxon England</em> shows how the social procedures and documents of property drove innovation across written genres in Latin and Old English.

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John Marsh published an op-ed in the "New York Daily News"

John Marsh published an op-ed in the "New York Daily News"

In his article, Marsh discusses inequality and education reform.

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Christopher Reed Publishes on Art & Homosexuality

Christopher Reed Publishes on Art & Homosexuality

Our ideas about art and about sexual identity, he shows, are of relatively recent origin and closely intertwined.

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Julia Spicher Kasdorf has published her third collection of poems

Julia Spicher Kasdorf has published her third collection of poems

Largely set in small town and rural Pennsylvania, these are works of social realism for our time.

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William J. Cobb's new novel, "The Bird Saviors," will be published by Unbridled Books in Spring 2012

William J. Cobb's new novel, "The Bird Saviors," will be published by Unbridled Books in Spring 2012

His short story, "The Lousy Adult," will also appear this Fall in The Hopkins Review.

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Sean X. Goudie Chosen to Chair 2012 American Studies Association Outstanding First Book Prize Committee

Sean X. Goudie Chosen to Chair 2012 American Studies Association Outstanding First Book Prize Committee

The Lora Romero First Book Publication Prize is awarded each year to the best-published first book in American Studies.

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Benjamin Schreier is the new editor of the journal "Studies in American Jewish Literature"

Benjamin Schreier is the new editor of the journal "Studies in American Jewish Literature"

The first issue under Schreier’s editorship is issue 31.1, Spring 2012.

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Robin Becker to honor Adrienne Rich

Robin Becker to honor Adrienne Rich

Becker will join Allison Bechdel & Evelyn Hammonds at the Strada Center in Cambridge, MA for "Remembering Adrienne Rich."

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