The Dish: April 2011

Grad Student/Faculty Reading Continues on Lark Street

Thanks to the organizational skills of Jennifer Austin and the generosity of Upstate Artists Guild, readings in several genres are occurring again on the last

Fiction writers (left to right): Dan O’Leary, Hollis Seamon, Brianna St.John, Katherine Wilhelmi, and Rone Shavers. Event planner Jennifer Austin at right.

Friday of the month in the spring 2011 semester at UAG.  The first reading by fiction writers (pictured right) was on Friday, January 28.  The works-in-progress provided a wide range of subjects and narrative styles—from a death-row inmate to a cat-lady.  The second reading, on March 25, will feature poets, including Barbara Ungar and graduate students Carolee Sherwood, William Rodden, and Mary Catherine Owen. Check the English Department website or blog for information on an additional reading from March 25th.

Other Important News

Graduate student Emily LaPointe’s paper, “A Crisis of Identity: Hybridity in Nervous Conditions and District 9” has been accepted for presentation at the 2011 University of Rhode Island Graduate Student Conference in April.

Dr. Hollis Seamon will be participating in two mystery panels at the Empire State Book Festival in Albany on April 2, 2011.  She will moderate the “Cozy up to a Good Mystery” panel discussion and will be a panelist for the “Kick-Ass Women on the Case” discussion.

Dr. Eurie Dahn  has been selected to participate in the seminar on Slave Narratives that will be led by Professor David Blight at Yale University, June 12-15, 2011.

Dr. Catherine Cavanaugh will present “Boland’s Domestic Violence: From Still Life to Words” at the Canadian Association for Irish Studies in Montreal in July.

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