PhD News

 

 

April 2019

Kyle Eveleth, along with co-editor Joseph Michael Sommers (Central Michigan University), published an edited volume on the graphic works of Neil Gaiman: The Artistry of Neil Gaiman: Finding Light in the Shadows (University Press of Mississippi)

Jannell McConnell Parsons was the first place winner of this year's GradTeach Live competition! Her talk -- "Centering Student Agency: Target Public Audiences and Oral Histories in Appalachia" -- came out of a WRD course she teaches in partnership with the Nunn Center and discussed how she and her students work together to create meaningful projects with real-world audiences. 

 

March 2019

Rache Carr was one of the recipients of the Rappis Endowment for Graduate Student Research. 

 

February 2019

Anna Bedsole won the “People's Choice Award” at the final round of the Regional 3MT (Three Minute Thesis) Competition at the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools, Knoxville, TN. Anna was the only Humanities candidate in the entire competition which included 45 competitors from universities across the south. Of the 45 competitors, only eight candidates went into the final round. 

Tanner Underwood published his short story, "Roadhouse," in Kentucky's Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Fiction, from Z Publishing. 

 

January 2019

Jessica Evans ('17) had a chapter on "Redefining the Gothic Child: An Educational Experiment" published in Literary Cultures and Eighteenth-Century Childhoods by Palgrave Macmillan. 

Jenna Goldsmith ('16) published a chapbook of poems, genesis near the river, from blush books.

Kadee Whaley will be presenting a paper, "Embodied Knowledge and the Rhetoric of Access," at the 2019 Conference on College Composition Communication in March. 
 

 

November 2018

Shannon Branfield presented a paper at the 47th annual Victorian Institutes Conference

Zach Griffith passed the first part of his Qualifying Exam.

 

October 2018

Anna Bedsole won 1st place in the 3 Minute Thesis competition.

Shannon Branfield passed her oral exams in September and presented at the Midwest Conference for British Studies.

Leslie Malland, PhD passed her Prospectus Exam, reached ABD, and was a finalist in the 3MT.

Jennifer Murray has a forthcoming publication, “Embracing Madness: Elie Wiesel’s Madmen and Their Role in His Works” in The Search for Understanding: Elie Wisel’s Literary Works (August 2019, SUNY press).

Emily Naser-Hall presented at the Popular Culture Association of the South Conference and the Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference, and she was the panel moderator for the Horror: Gender and Race panel at the Popular Culture Association of the South Conference. She was the winner of the Gary Burns Graduate Student Paper Award for ""A Girl Is No One: The Metaphor of the Spectral Woman in Game of Thrones and You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine."

Megan Pillow Davis was a finalist for The Baltic Writing Residency's Kentucky Writers Fellowship and had new essays, stories, and poetry published in Electric LiteratureSmokeLong Quarterly, Memoir Mixtapes, Mutha Magazine, The Cabinet of HeedCoffin Bell Journal, Moonchild Magazine, Collective Unrest, and Jellyfish Review. The Electric Literature essay was an Editor's Pick on Longreads and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Amanda Salmon presented at the Popular Culture Association of the South conference in New Orleans.

Rebecca Wiltberger Wiggins ('18) successfully defended her dissertation and began working full time as a high school English teacher at Villa Duchesne, an independent Catholic all-girls high school in St. Louis (and she got married in July!).

 

 

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