Aesha Adams-Roberts
  • Presented "Rebuking as Civic Discourse in Black Women Preachers." Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference. Little Rock, Arkansas: October 2007.
Milton Bates
  • Published “Stevens and the Supreme Fiction.” The Cambridge Companion to Wallace Stevens. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2007.
  • Published "Navigating the Kilbourn Canal." Wisconsin Magazine of History. (Spring 2008): 42-53.
Fr. Ron Bieganowski
  • Serves as Business Administration Chaplaincy. Marquette University, 2007-08.
  • Offers Spiritual Direction. Marquette University, 2007-08.
  • Performs Marquette Weddings. Marquette University, 2007-08.
  • Preached Retreats. Jesuit Retreat House. Oshkosh, WI, & St. Paul, MN
  • Offered Weekend Parish Service. St. Clare of Assisi. Edwards, CO
  • Gave Ash Wednesday Presentation. St. Jude Parish. Wauwatosa, WI, 2008.
Amy Blair
  • Published: "Main Street Reading Main Street." New Directions in American Reception Study. Eds. Philip Goldberg and James Machor. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • Paper to be Read: “"Madness and Method: On constructing a personal database for periodical research." Panel sponsored by RSAP (Research Society for American Periodicals). American Literature Association Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA: May 2008.
Ed Block
  • Published "Hans Urs von Balthasar and Some Contemporary Catholic Writers." LOGOS 10.3 (Summer, 2007): 151-178.
  • published “Poetry, Attentiveness and Prayer: One Poet’s Lesson.” New Blackfriars 89 (March, 2008): 162-176.
    Presented “Denise Levertov: Poetry and Paintings.” Association of Literary Scholars and Critics Convention. Chicago: October 2007.
Mary Catherine Bodden
  • Published "'I grab the microphone and move my body:' Volatile Speech, Volatile Bodies and the Church's Attempt to Measure Holiness." The Catholic Church and Unruly Women Writers: Critical Essays. Ed Jeana DelRosso, Leigh Eicke, and Ana Kothe. Palgrave Press, 2007.
  • Awarded Faculty Development Grant. Graduate School. Marquette University (for travel to England), 2007.
Martin Brick
  • Awarded graduate student Schmitt Fellowship. Marquette University, 2007-08.
Eric Dunnum
  • Presented "A Political God: Mechanisms of Power and the Father's Laws in Paradise Lost." Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention. Alberta, Canada: Fall 2007.
Michelle Felix
  • Awarded the graduate student Schmitt Fellowship. Marquette University, 2007-08.
Michael Gillespie
  • Awarded Faculty Development Grant. Graduate School. Marquette University (for travel to Ireland), 2007.
  • Published "Nothing Succeeds Like Excess: The Joys of Rereading" (an introductory note). The Oscholars Library (an electronic newsletter dedicated to Oscar Wilde). January 2008.
  • Published "Ethics and Aesthetics in The Picture of Dorian Gray." The Oscholars Library. January 2008.
  • Presented the Opening Talk at the Chicago Irish Film Festival: Lenny Abrahamson’s Garage. 2/2/08. An article about the festival (with a quote from Prof. Gillespie) appeared in the entertainment section of Chicago Sun-Times, 2/29/08.
  • Presented Introductory Talk and participated with Tim McMahon (of the History Dept.) in a Q/A after the showing of the Irish film The Wind that Shakes the Barley. Marquette University, 3/7/09.
  • Interviewed in a story on Irish film that appears in The Chicago Tribune. 16 March 2008.
  • “Ellmann and Success.” In Revaluing and Re-evaluating Ellmann’s Oscar Wilde: An Assessment Commissioned by The Oscholars to Mark the Twentieth Anniversary of the Publication. Ed. Michèle Mendolssohn.
Paula Gillespie
  • Consulted at El Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM). November 2007.
  • Presented plenary address, "Peer Tutoring, Past, Present, Future." Twentieth Anniversary Celebration of ITAM's Language Department. Mexico City, Mexico: November, 2007.
  • Served on CCCC Executive Committee.
  • Awarded Faculty Development Grant. Graduate School. Marquette University, 2007.
  • ---Co-Chaired International Writing Centers Association (IWCA) Summer Institute for writing center professionals (with Lisa Ede and Bradley T. Hughes), July 2008.
  • Received IWCA plaque for “Initiating and Sustaining the Summer Institute”
  • Worked as faculty advisor (with Rebecca Nowacek of English, Mike Johnson and George Corliss of Engineering) at MU's Dissertation Boot Camp. June 2008.
  • Taught Advanced Study Institute, “Graduate Writing in Disciplinary Genres” to prepare eight students to be peer writing consultants in their doctoral programs, July 2008. Hosted Stefanie Haacke of Bielefeld University, Germany; she came for the last week of the Institute to study our process and interview participants.
  • Presented “Graduate Writing Consultants: A Case Study in Translating and Collaborating Across Disciplinary Boundaries” (with Lorelle Lamascus, Philosophy, and Paul Heidebrecht, Theology, MU graduate students) at the International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference. Austin Texas. May, 2008.
  • Presented “Meeting the Need: Preparing Ph.D.s as Program Writing Consultants” at Conference on College Composition and Communication, New Orleans, Louisiana, April, 2008.
  • Led workshop on writing the successful personal statement for medical school for Office of Preprofessional Studies, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences. February 2008.
Diane Hoeveler
  • Published with Donna Schuster, Women’s Literary Creativity and the Female Body. NY: Palgrave/Macmillan Press, 2007. She edited the volume, coauthored the "Introduction," and contributed one article, “Father, Don’t You See I’m Dreaming?: The Female Gothic and the Creative Process.”
  • Coauthored and guest coedited with Regina Hewitt for special issue on Romanticism and the Law. European Romantic Review 18 (2007). She coedited the journal and contributed one coauthored article with James D. Jenkins, “Where the Evidence Leads: Gothic Narratives and Legal Technologies.” 317-37.
  • Published “Dying with a Vengeance: Dead Brides and the Death-Fetish in T. L. Beddoes.” Thomas L. Beddoes: Collected Essays. Eds. Michael Bradshaw and Ute Berns. Aldershot, UK: Ashgate Press, 2007. 207-28.
  • Published “Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People in America: From Arthur Miller to Simon Levy.” Essays on the Centenary of Henrik Ibsen. Ed. Georges Mazur. Paris: U of Paris Press, 2007. 134-47.
  • Published “The Postfeminist Filmic Female Gothic Detective: Reading the Bodily Text in Candyman,” Postfeminist Gothic: Critical Interventions in Contemporary Culture. Eds. Benjamin Brabon and Stephanie Genz. NY: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2007. 99-113.
  • Reviewed Teaching the Gothic, ed. Anna Powell and Andrew Smith (NY: Palgrave, 2006). Gothic Studies 10 (2007): 89-92.
  • Presented “The Literary and Literal Circulation of Amelia Curran’s Portrait of Percy Shelley.” International Conference on Romanticism. Loyola University-Maryland: October 2007.
Denna Iammarino
  • Awarded the graduate student Smith Fellowship. Marquette University, 2007-08.
Maria Keaton
  • Awarded a Ph.D. Fall 2007.
Christine Krueger
  • Published “The Cost of Everything in George Eliot’s Middlemarch.” Published Lecture. Los Angeles: UCLA, 2007.
  • Awarded Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education Grant for
  • Counts? Math Across the Curriculum for Global Mission.” U.S. Department of Education, $600,000, 2007-10.
William (Manny) Lofdahl
  • Awarded a graduate student Smith Fellowship. Marquette University, 2007-08.
Tim Machan
  • Published Vafprúdnismál, 2nd ed. Toronto, 2008.
  • Published Chaucer's 'Boece.' Carl Winter, 2007.
  • Awarded a 2008 Summer Faculty Fellowship.
  • Published “Translation in the Context of a Manuscript Culture.” Oxford History of Literary Translation in English, vol. 1, To 1550. Ed. Roger Ellis. Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • Awarded Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities to complete his book "Language Anxiety" (forthcoming Oxford UP, 2009).
  • Presented “When English Became Latin” at the conference "Cultural Reformations: from Lollardy to the Civil War" (Harvard University, September, 2008). He also published a second edition of the Old Icelandic poem "Vafþrúðnismál" (Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 2008).

Sarah Mayville   

   Participated in MADLit at University of Wisconsin-Madison (February 09)

   Participated inMidwest Conference in Literature, Language, and Media                  (MCLLM) at Northern Illinois University (March 09)

Jodi Melamed
  • Published “The Ruptures of American Capital,” American Literature 79.4 (Winter 2007): 843-845.
  • Awarded an American Studies Association Community Partnership Grant, 2007.
  • Awarded a Mellon Research Grant, 2007.
  • Discussed "Neoliberal Multiculturalism” – a one hour interview on the nationally syndicated radio program Against the Grain, host C.S. Soong, broadcast out of WKPFA, Berkeley, California on September 24, 2007 and available by podcast at
  • Published “The Ruptures of American Capital.” American Literature 79.4 (Winter 2007): 843-845. [book review]
  • Participated in a "Jena 6" public panel and discussion with 3 other professors at Marquette University. October 2007.
  • Participated in a "Racial Profiling of Arabs, Muslims, and South Asians in the U.S." public panel and discussion with 1 other professor at Marquette University. November 2007.
  • Presented “Reading Nafisi in the Global Lockdown.” Modern Language Association Convention. Chicago: December, 2007. Special Session arranged by the Division on Sociological Approaches to Literature.
  • Organizing a national conference on Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, "Who Claims the City?: Race, Class, and Urban Space" to be held at Marquette University May 2-3, 2008 with Robin D.G. Kelley as keynote.
  • Presenting a paper at that conference entitled: "'We've Always Been at the Center of the Theft'": Learning to Speak the Organized Abandonments of Multiculturalism in Toni Cade Bambara's Those Bones are Not My Child.
Vida Muse
  • Awarded the graduate student Raynor Fellowship. Marquette University, 2008-09.
Rebecca Nowacek
  • Published “Toward a Theory of Interdisciplinary Connections: A Classroom Study of Talk and Text.” Research in the Teaching of English 41 (2007): 368-401.
William Orchard
  • Published The Selected Plays of Josefina Niggli: Recovered Landmarks of Latino Literature. Co-edited with Yolanda Padilla. University of Wisconsin Press, 2007.
  • Presented "Junot Diaz's Graphic Fiction." American Studies Association Conference. Philadelphia: October 2007.
  • Presented "Introduction: Professionalization in a Digital Age." Modern Language Association Convention. Chicago: December 2007. Special Forum.
Kris Ratcliffe
  • Presented the keynote address, "Unwilling to Listen: How Do You Have a Civic Dialogue When Each Side Isn't Civil?" Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference. Little Rock, Arkansas: October 2007.
  • Published "In Search of the Unstated: The Enthymeme of/and Whiteness." JAC 27 (2007): 275-89.
  • Elected to Board of the Rhetoric Society of America, Fall 2007.
  • Invited to speak at UW-M graduate seminiar in Feminist Rhetorical Theory, November 2007.
  • Organized and Chaired "The First-Year Composition Course: Academic or Public Writing." Modern Language Association Convention. Chicago: December 2007. Special Session arranged by the Division of Teaching Writing.
  • Appointed to CCCC Task Force on Composition and Rhetoric Databases, December 2007.
  • Awarded the 2007 Rhetoric Society of America Book Award for Rhetorical Listening, December 2007.
  • Appointed to a 3-year term on the Advisory Committee for PMLA, the journal of the Modern Language Association. 2008-11.
  • Invited to present the Kenneth Burke Lecture, "Rhetorical Listening from a Multiethnic Subject Position: Agency & Troubled Identifications." Penn State University: April 2008.
Al Rivero
  • Awarded a Curriculum Enhancement Grant for his proposal, "Under Western Eyes: Representing Race from Othello to Native Son", with hopes that this grant will have a tangible effect in creating a more diverse and inclusive campus community at Marquette University, 2007.
  • Serving as chair of the A&S Dean Search Committee.
Donna Schuster
  • Published Women’s Literary Creativity and the Female Body. NY: Palgrave/Macmillan Press, 2007. (Co-edited with Diane Hoeveler).
Angela Sorby
  • Published "Message in a Bottle: The 2007 Lion and the Unicorn Award for Children’s Poetry.” With Richard Flynn and Joseph T. Thomas. The Lion and the Unicorn 31 (2007): 264-281.
  • Presented: "Teaching Nineteenth-Century American Poetry," Modern Language Association Conference, Chicago, December 2007.
  • Published "Approaches to Teaching the Schoolroom Poets." Approaches to Teaching Nineteenth-Century American Poetry. Eds. Paula Bennett and Karen Kilcup. NY: Modern Language Association Press, 2007. 93-105.
  • Published“Whose Woods These Are” and “Sky Falling on Cedars.” National Poetry Review.
  • Published “Mountain of Names.” Zone 3.
  • Published “What Helen Caught.” Third Coast.
  • Won the 2008 Brittingham Prize for her poetry manuscript, Bird Skin Coat.
  • Publishes "Raymond Carver's Poetry and the Temperance Tradition," Raymond Carver Review 1 (2008), 16-32.
  • Published "Nostalgia for the Present," "Breathing Out Smoke," "Two Toyotas Crash," Southern Review 44: 1 (2008), 67-70.
Cliff Spargo
  • Participated in "Men, Masculinity, and Sexual Violence: A Discussion" along with 5 other professors at Marquette University. November 2007.
  • Presented "The Rhetorical Field of the Trauma: Or, the Apolitical Leanings of United States Vietnam Literature." Modern Language Association Convention. Chicago: December 2007.
Joshua Steffey
  • Awarded a gradate student Schmitt Fellowship. Marquette University, 2008-09.
John Su
  • Awarded a year-long Sabbatical Fellowship for 2008-09.
Sarah Wadsworth
  • Published “Travel Reading and Travel Writing in Louisa May Alcott’s A Garland for Girls.” The Traveling and Writing Self. Ed. Marguerite Helmers and Tilar Mazzeo. Cambridge Scholars Press, 2007. 116-32.
  • Presented “Regionalism, Women’s Writing, and the Chicago World’s Fair.” Annual Conference of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing. Minneapolis, MN: July 2007.
  • Awarded Faculty Development Grant, Graduate School, Marquette University (for travel to Oslo, Norway to present the European Association for American Studies conference, May 9-12, 2008.
Sarah Wadsworth and Wayne A. Wiegand (Florida State University)
  • Gave an invited lecture entitled "'Right Here I See My Own Books': A Cultural History of the Women's Library of the World's Columbian Exposition" at Rutgers University on February 21, 2008. The lecture was part of the Rutgers Seminar in the History of the Book.
  • Awarded a course development grant from the Center for Transnational Justice to develop a course on “Studies in Genre: American History and the Novel” for the Interdisciplinary Minor in Justice and Peace.
  • Paper Read: “Refusing to Write Like Henry James: Women Reforming Realism in Fin de Siècle America.” European Association of American Studies. May 9-12, 2008. Oslo, Norway.
  • Paper Read: “Duty, Vocation, and Class in Three Novels by Anti-Suffragist Reformers.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies. April 3-5. Milwaukee, WI.
  • Panel Chaired: “The Properties of Marriage and Desire.” Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies. April 3-5. Milwaukee, WI.
Larry Watson
  • Published Sundown, Yellow Moon. Random House, 2007.
  • Sundown, Yellow Moon (novel, Random House, September 2007).
  • Published “No Place Like Home.” (Article reprint in The Writer’s Guide to Fiction, publication of The Writer magazine, 2007).
  • Published Review of Philip Roth’s novel Exit Ghost. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, October 2007).
  • Gave readings as part of a promotional tour for his new novel Sundown, Yellow Moon. Milwaukee, Chicago, Madison, Minneapolis, Wauwatosa, and Waukesha in September and October 2007.
  • Appeared on panels at a “Readers’ Retreat” sponsored by Harry Schwartz bookstores. Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, October 2007.
  • Presented featured talk at the John R. Milton Writer’s Conference (“East Meets West”). University of South Dakota, October 2007.
  • Appeared on panels and gave a reading at the Montana Festival of the Book. Missoula, Montana, September 2007.
  • Appeared on panels, delivered the keynote address, and gave a reading at the High Plains Book Festival. Billings, Montana, October 2007.
  • Gave a reading and a presentation and visited classes at McCallie School, a private preparatory school. Chattanooga, Tennessee, October 2007.
  • Awarded the first High Plains Writer Emeritus award at the High Plains Book Festival. Billings, Montana, October 2007.
  • California Polytechnic State College in San Luis Obispo, California, has chosen Larry Watson's novel Montana 1948 for its PREFACE 2008 reading program. Similar to Marquette's Manresa program, PREFACE requires all incoming freshmen, about 4000 students, to read the novel over the summer and participate in a campus-wide program of discussions and presentations about the book.
  • read from his fiction as part of the Fresno Poets' Association, a monthly reading series held at the Fresno Art Museum, March 2008.
Colleen Willenbring
  • Awarded a graduate student Smith Fellowship. Marquette University, 2007-08.
  • Awarded a graduate student Goedden English Department Fellowship. Marquette University, 2008-09.
Mark Zunac
  • Awarded a graduate student Goedden English Department Fellowship. Marquette University, 2007-08.
  • Awarded a Ph.D. Fall 2007.
Amelia Zurcher
  • Published Seventeenth Century English Romance: Allegory, Ethics and Politics. NY: Palgrave 2007.
  • Participated in "Rape Culture and the University Setting" with 3 other professors at Marquette University. November 2007.
  • Reviewed Christopher Tilmouth's "Passion's Triumph: A History of the Moral Imagination from Spenser to Rochester." Review of English Studies 58 (December 2007): 238.
  • Elected as MLA Delegate for Women in the Profession. Fall 2007.
  • Presented “Sexual Violence on College Campuses.” Mission Week Faculty Commons. Marquette University, February 2008.
  • Presented the paper "Refiguring Plutarch: History and Romance in Roger Boyle's Parthenissa" and chaired the panel "Expanding Horizons: French and English Cross-Cultural Exchange, Medieval to Early Modern," both at the Renaissance Society of America Annual Conference, Chicago, April 2008.
  • Awarded a University Teaching Excellence Award. Marquette University. May 2008.


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