The Most Important Thing I Teach
John Webster, Kate Cummings, and Elizabeth Simmons-O'Neill, each a recipient of a English Department Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award, discussed the most important things they teach at an English Department Showcase Event on October 24th.
Me, Myself, and I: The Self in Writing
Linda Bierds and David Shields spoke at our second Showcase Event of the quarter about how their personal experience is present in their work. Students, alumni, and non-campus friends helped enliven the evening with their questions.
Classical Liberalism and the Jewish Tradition was published by Transaction Publishers in October 2002.
Textual editor, S.T. Coleridge's Opus Maximum (Princeton UP, 2002), "When Is a Symbol Not a Symbol? Coleridge on the Eucharist," The Coleridge Bulletin 20 (2002): 85-92, and "Walter Benjamin's Unacknowledged Romanticism," Lingua Humanitatis, (Autumn 2002).
Was selected to deliver December’s Katz Lecture in the Humanities, a rare honor for UW faculty or administrators. Her topic: “Sins of the Father: American Culture in a Time of Terror.”
University of Illinois Press has published Charles Johnson’s Fiction by William R. Nash, Associate Professor of American Literature and Civilization at Middlebury College. He is also one of 15 writers asked by the State Department to contribute to Writers on America: 15 Reflections, available in the United States only on the internet.
The Sea That Is Not One: Fluid Hybridity in Caribbean Discourse." Presented
at the Hybrid Americas: Contacts, Contrasts, and Confluences
in New World Literatures and Cultures Symposium at Bielefeld University,
Is off to Berkeley for a semester, with readings in Gainesville, Lexington and San Luis Obispo. She will host the Griffin prizes in Toronto in May, and also write the emcee's part for a production in Toronto in June based on an eleven movement chamber piece by Mauricio Kagel. The production will have jugglers, dancers, a contortionist from the Cirque de Soleil, performers from the chamber group The Art of Time from Toronto, and other artists. She is also working on the English version of a contemporary Chinese play by Yinyin Zeng; the Chinese version is premiering this fall in Beijing; the American version will be directed by (Beckett director) Robert Scanlan and will open in Boston.
Was recognized by Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry for “exceptional lifetime achievement in the arts” with an award at the museum's History Makers Awards Dinner in October.
Nelson Bentley, 1918-1990
Divertimento: The Lost Works of Nelson Bentley, edited and with an introduction by Sean Bentley, was published this Fall by Floating Bridge Press.