MA News



Kesla Elmore ('20) was accepted into Penn State’s Inaugural Cooper - Du Bois Mentoring Program. 

Alex Gergely ('21) was accepted to the University of Kentuckys PhD in English. He has bee promoted to Assistant Editor of Early Americanl Literature. His article, “Textual Criticism and the Archive: Locating Editions of the Panther Captivity Narrative” is forthcoming from Early American Literature, 56.2 in July 2021.



Kesla Elmore ('20) presented a paper at the KYGWS Conference entitled, "IF YOU F*CK WITH ME, I'LL TAKE YOUR MAN: Black Women, Hip Hop, and the Politics of (Linguistic) Sexual Liberation," with Christopher Dale.

Alex Gergely ('21) presented “Living in History: Subjectivity, Destiny, and Human Agency in Eliot’s ‘Little Gidding’” at SAMLA 92, virtual conference, November 13 – 15, 2020. He also presented “‘Accept the University of Death’: Childhood, Mothering, and Black Mortality in Gwendolyn Brooks’ Annie Allen” at the English Graduate Student Organization 2020 Symposium: Noise & Silence: Everyday Politics of Erasure, University of Kentucky, February 29, 2020, and “Apocalypse, Depravity, and Heterodoxy: Ellen La Motte’s Secular Theology of War” at The 2020 Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture since 1900, University of Louisville, February 20 – February 22, 2020.

Rachel McCoy ('21) presented “All Hail the Story, Supreme Leader: The Theory of Authorship Presented in His Girl Friday” at the 2020 EGSO Symposium. Lexington, KY, 29 February 2020. She won the Hemenway Writing Center Excellence in Consulting Award from UK.