Kelly's new book of poetry has been published by fivehundred places. http://fivehundred-places.com/work/#/donika-kelly/
SkyHorse Publishing has purchased rights to a collection of essays by Mark Phillips. His book, titled "Love and Hate in the Heartland," will be published in spring 2018. An essay by Phillips was published in the print and online editions of the September 8, 2017, Commonweal. Titled “Above Old Bones,” his essay concerns a mysterious Cattaraugus County settlement and American amnesia. It can be read here: https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/above-old-bones
Dr. Richard Reilly, professor emeritus, Department of Philosophy, will have his commissioned article, “Schopenhauer, Buddhism, and Compassion,” appear in the Oxford Handbook of Schopenhauer, edited by Robert Wicks. Reilly's review article on Louise Sundararajan's "Understanding Emotion in Chinese Culture: Thinking Through Psychology" (Springer 2015) has been accepted for 2017 publication in The Humanistic Psychologist, a journal of the American Psychological Association. "Mindfulness" and "Right Mindfulness," also written by Reilly, appeared in American Buddhist Women, Vol 14 (online).
Dr. John Mulryan, Board of Trustees Professor, emeritus, published an article on Herman Melville and Scriveners, and a review of "Theater and Spectacle in the Roman Empire." Both appear in the current issue of Cithara (volume 56, number 2).
Dr. Chris Mackowski, professor of journalism and mass communication, was an invited presenter for Liberty University’s annual Civil War conference, held April 22 in Lynchburg, Virginia. Mackowski presented “Grant’s Closing Chapter in the West,” a look at the fall of Vicksburg, Mississippi, in July 1863, as the turning point in the career of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Grant exemplified this in his own memoirs by ending volume one after Vicksburg and opening volume two with his promotion just before Chattanooga. Mackowski also has an article appearing in the August 2017 issue of Civil War Times magazine, hitting newsstands now, titled “Stonewall’s Greatest Joy.” The article focuses on Confederate Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson and his role as a father. Jackson had the opportunity to see his infant daughter only twice before his death in May 1863.
Dr. Megan Walsh, associate professor of English, has recently had published "The Portrait and the Book: Illustration and Literary Culture in Early America" by the University of Iowa Press. In the 19th century, new image-making methods like steel engraving and lithography caused a surge in the publication of illustrated books in the United States. Yet even before the widespread use of these technologies, Americans had already established the illustrated book format as central to the nation’s literary culture. In "The Portrait and the Book," Walsh argues that colonial-era author portraits, such as Benjamin Franklin’s and Phillis Wheatley’s frontispieces; political portraits that circulated during the debates over the Constitution, such as those of the Founders by Charles Willson Peale; and portraits of beloved fictional characters in the 1790s, such as those of Samuel Richardson’s heroine Pamela, shaped readers’ conceptions of American literature.
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