Mystic Moderns: Agency and Enchantment in Evelyn Underhill, May Sinclair, and Mary Webb, by James H. Thrall, has been published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield. Thrall is Knight Distinguished Associate Professor for the Study of Religion and Culture. He directs the Religious Studies Program and co-directs the Peace and Justice Studies Program. Mystic Moderns examines the responses of three British authors and mystics to the emerging modernity of the long early twentieth-century moment encompassing the First World War.
Professor of English Monica Berlin ’95’s new collection of poems, Elsewhere, That Small, has just been published (Free Verse Editions at Parlor Press, 2020), and is now available directly from the publisher or at your preferred online bookseller.
The article “Embracing Student Voice and Agency in a Composition Curriculum” by Kristen Strom, coordinator of teacher education in the Educational Studies Department, was published in the blog Teachers, Profs, Parents: Writers Who Care.
Catherine Denial, Bright Professor of American History, has been named to the editorial board of the Western Historical Quarterly, an imprint from Oxford University Press.
Franco’s essay, “‘Where nothing is, but all things seem’: Simile and Negation,” was just published in Mentor & Muse: Essays from Poets to Poets. It was written in response to an email conversation and interview with Shannon K. Winston and was solicited by the editors of Mentor & Muse.
William Hope, associate professor of anthropology-sociology, discusses the rain garden installed at the HOPE Center on campus this spring on Yale Climate Connections. Students in the course Examining the Anthropocene planted a rain garden to control water runoff.
Cate Denial, Bright Professor of American History, was part of a panel at the American Historical Association annual meeting called “Teaching Students to Write History.”
Owen Muelder, director of the Galesburg Colony Underground Railroad Freedom Station at Knox College, will give a presentation at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield at 5:30 p.m. on February 26. In “Path to Freedom: How the Abolitionist Movement Helped Establish the Underground Railroad,” Muelder will share his knowledge of how the Abolitionist Movement helped the Underground Railroad in becoming the first socially integrated movement in American history.
William Hope, associate professor of anthropology, presented the talk “Slow it, Spread it, Sink it: A Tale of Three Raingardens” at the 12th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference in Dubuque, Iowa.
A chapter written by Cate Denial, Bright Professor of American History, titled “Ethics and the Practice of History,” was published in Handbook of Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity.