Megan Griffin to Be Published in “ELH”


Illustration of a 1776 “Oroonoko” Performance

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Megan Griffin, whose article “Dismembering the Sovereign in Aphra Behn’s Oroonoko” has been accepted for publication in ELH. A version of this work won Griffin the 2016 Neil MacIntyre Essay Prize.

Griffin is currently an Adrian-Salomon Fellow. Her research area of specialization is Early Modern literature, with a particular focus on issues of genre and on the development of the rhetoric of sovereignty from the English Reformation to the English Civil War.

Since its founding in 1934, ELH has been edited in the Johns Hopkins Department of English. The journal welcomes sophisticated, groundbreaking essays on all literatures in English and on cultural forms and contexts related to those literatures and its editors balance historical, critical, and theoretical concerns in seeking to publish the very best work on English-language writing from its beginnings to the present day. Today, ELH is published quarterly under Senior Editor Douglas Mao.


Evan Chaloupka to Be Published in “Literature and Medicine”


Congratulations to Ph.D. Dean’s Fellow Evan Chaloupka, whose article “Object Obsession and Narrative in The Sound and the Fury” has been accepted for publication in Literature and Medicine.

Chaloupka’s research explores the narrative functions and aesthetic effects of cognitive and intellectual disabilities in American literature, journalism, and popular science writing. His work has appeared in The Journal of Narrative TheoryDisability & Society, and The CEA Critic.

Founded in 1982, Literature and Medicine is a peer-reviewed journal publishing scholarship that explores representational and cultural practices concerning health care and the body. Areas of interest include disease, illness, health, and disability; violence, trauma, and power relations; and the cultures of biomedical science and technology and of the clinic, as these are represented and interpreted in verbal, visual, and material texts. Literature and Medicine features one thematic and one general issue each year. Past theme issues have explored identity and difference; contagion and infection; cancer pathography; the representations of genomics; and the narration of pain. Literature and Medicine is co-sponsored by the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston and the Program in Medical Humanities and Bioethics at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Kristin Kondrlik, Michelle Lyons-McFarland, and Jess Slentz in “Composition Studies”


UPDATE: “English 150: Introduction to Expository Writing | Spies Like Us: Breaking the Academic Code” has now been published in the Fall 2017 issue of Composition Studies.

Original Post: March 31, 2015:

Congratulations to Ph.D. students Kristin Kondrlik [2017 update: now Assistant Professor at West Chester University], Jess Slentz [2017 update: now Assistant Professor at Ithaca College], and Michelle Lyons-McFarland, who recently learned that their collaborative article “Spies Like Us: Breaking the Code” – on “gamifying” the composition classroom – has been accepted for publication in Composition Studies.

The article emerges from English 150 in Spring 2014, which they taught collaboratively with the support of a Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities Enriching Curricula Grant.

In publication since March 1972, Composition Studies holds the distinction of being the oldest independent journal in its field. Recognizing that the study of composition must embrace the practical and the intellectual, the pedagogical and the professional, its editors sought to establish CS as “a journal where both of these qualities of writing instruction—as a noble service and as an engaging intellectual activity—are exemplified and explored.”

Daniel Luttrull Published in “Christianity & Literature”


Congratulations to Ph.D. student Daniel Luttrull, whose article “Mammon and God: Mapping Flannery O’Connor’s Atlanta” (PDF) appears in the new issue of Christianity and Literature.

Christianity & Literature is devoted to the scholarly exploration of how literature engages Christian thought, experience, and practice. The journal presupposes no particular theological orientation but respects an orthodox understanding of Christianity as a historically defined faith. Contributions appropriate for submission should demonstrate a keen awareness of the author’s own critical assumptions in addressing significant issues of literary history, interpretation, and theory.