A Publication of the English Graduate Office and GradSEA
This is the first issue of the English Graduate Gazette,
which will publish news and information about Purdue English Department
graduate students and alumni. It is particularly designed to announce
graduate student publications, conference presentations, fellowships
and other awards and achievements, along with academic appointments
and promotions. Please email to the Director of Graduate Studies or
the GradSEA Officers
your news items in the format you would like them presented here.
ENGLISH GRADUATE STUDENT NEWS
Jessie Moore presented a paper titled, "An
Inclusive Classroom: Making Cultural Studies Based Writing Classes
Cross-Cultural," at the Symposium on Second Language Writing
held here at Purdue on September 15th and 16th.
Two of the English Departments Medievalists
presented at the Conference of the Medieval Association of the Midwest
in Duluth, Minnesota, October 6 and 7. Justin Jackson read "Dis-solving
God's Judgment in Genesis B: Adamic Criticism's Ascension to the
Throne of God. James Palmer spoke on "Compunctio and
the Heart: Highlighting The Wanderer's Secular and Religious Ambiguities."
Neil E. Migan will present a paper called "Content,
Form, and Gender in Shakepeare's As You Like It" at the Midwest
Conference on British Studies at the University of Cincinnati on
October 28, 2000.
Matthew Abraham was awarded the English/Philosophy
year-long fellowship for the 2000-01 academic year. He will be appearing
with Arkady Plotnitsky on a panel entitled "Derrida, Deconstruction
and Contemporary Criticism" at the MLA in Washington, D.C.,
December 28th. His paper is entitled "Affirmative Action as
a Deconstructive Strategy Within the Critical Race Theory Project".
After graduating from Purdue in 1997, Gwen Tarbox
was appointed assistant professor of Ethnic Studies and Childrens
Literature at California State University, Hayward. Currently, she
is assistant professor of English at Western Michigan University
in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Her book, The Clubwomen's Daughters:
Collectivist Impulses in Progressive-era Girls' Fiction, was
published by Garland Press this summer.
Susan McHugh is Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral
Fellow of Writing in the School of Literature, Communication, and
Culture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her essay on visual
constructions of race as species difference appeared in the summer
2000 issue of SOUTH ATLANTIC REVIEW and her essay on pack
aesthetics in literary dog breeding narratives is forthcoming
in the fall 2000 issue of CRITICAL THEORY.
Derek Parker Royal was recently appointed as Assistant
Professor of English in the Department of Language and Literature,
North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega, Georgia.
Among his recent publications are Rebel with a Cause: Albert
Camus and the Politics of Celebrity forthcoming in Autogedden:
A Study of Death by Automobile, edited by Mikita Brottman. St.
Martins Press. ( 2001); Texts, Lives, and Bellybuttons:
Philip Roths Operation Shylock and the Postmodern Interplay
between Facts and Fictions. Shofar: An Interdisciplinary
Journal of Jewish Studies, in press. (35 page manuscript); Beyond
Judgment: Camusian Existentialism in Arthur Millers After
the Fall. Modern Drama, 2000, in press. (18 page manuscript);
and Portnoys Neglected Siblings: The Case for Postmodern
Jewish American Literary Studies, Re-Viewing Race and Ethnicity
in American Literature, edited by David Goldstein-Shirley and
Audrey Thacker, in press.
Asha Sen is tenure-track Assistant Professor at
the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She teaches classes in postcolonial
literature, world literature, postcolonial feminisms, twentieth-century
British literature, and composition. She has articles published
in Passages: Journal of Transnational and Transcultural Studies,
Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, and Post-War
Literatures in English. She also has an article "Locating
South Asian Feminism within the Context of Postcolonial Theory"
published as part of the 23rd Women's UW System's Women Studies
Conference and has contributed several review essays to MFS. She
has read papers at the MMLA and at the Commonwealth and Postcolonial
Studies Conference hosted by Georgia Southern.
David Waterman, who defended his dissertation in
August 1996, has published Disordered Bodies and Disrupted Borders:
Representations of Resistance in Modern British Literature with
University Press of America. He and Martine Breillac (who also did
doctoral work in English here) live and teach in La Rochelle, France.