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The DoER

The Department of English & Rhetoric Newsletter

2.4 May 2010

Dillard, Scott. "The Parabolic Voice of a Gay Slam Poet." Text and Performance Quarterly [Forthcoming]


Friman, Alice. "Ars Poetica for G-String and Drum." [Poem] Boulevard 25.2-3 (2010): 61. Print.


---. “Letter to New Zealand.” [Poem] Georgia Review 64 (2010): 30-31. Print.


---. “Permanent Press.” [Poem] Love Over 60: An Anthology of Women's Poems. Eds. Robin Chapman and Jeri McCormick. Bay City, MI: Mayapple, 2010. 42. Print.


---. “Pretty in Pink” and “Why She Gets Quiet.” [Poems] Grist 3 (2010): 138-40. Print.


Gentry, Marshall Bruce. “O’Connor as Miscegenationist.” Flannery O'Connor in the Age of Terrorism: Essays on Violence and Grace. Ed. Avis Hewitt and Robert Donahoo. Knoxville: U of Tennessee P, 2010. 189-200. Print.


McElmurray, Karen. "Coming Clean." Louisville Review 67 (2010). Print.


Palmer, Eustace. A Hanging Is Announced. [Novel] Frederick, MD: Publish America, 2010. Print.

Blazer, Alex. "Infinite Interiority in Paul Auster and Maurice Blanchot," The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, Louisville, KY. 19 Feb. 2010. Address.


Dillard, Scott. "On The Alter of Nostalgia." Patti Pace Performance Festival, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA. 29-30 Jan. 2010.


---. "The Performance Process: From the Page to the Stage." Respondent. Southern States Communication Association Convention, Peabody Hotel, Memphis, TN. 9 Apr. 2010.


Friman, Alice. Reading. Southern Humanities Council Conference. Asheville Renaissance Hotel, Asheville, NC. 6 Feb. 2010.


---. Group reading for Mayapple Press, Mercury Café. Denver, CO. 9 Apr. 2010.


---. Reading and talk. Baldwin High School, Milledgeville. 16 Apr. 2010.


---. Reading. Southeastern Literary Magazine and Independent Press Festival, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Greensboro, NC. 23 Apr. 2010.


Lopez, Esther. "To Be American: the Assimilationist Visions of Mária Amparo Ruiz de Burton and Richard Rodriguez." 24th Annual MELUS Conference: Ethnic Transformations in the Self and the City, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA. 11 Apr. 2010.


McElmurray, Karen. Featured Reader and Visiting Writer (two classes taught). Appalachian Center, Berea College, Berea, KY. 19-22 Feb. 2010.


---. Featured Reader.  River Styx at Duff's Reading Series, St. Louis, MO. 19 April 2010.


---. "Smart Girls: Women and the Ambition Game." Panelist with Patricia Foster, Xu Xi, Sue William Silverman and Honor Moore. Associated of Writers and Writing Programs 2010 Annual Conference, Hyatt Regency Denver and Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO. 8 Apr. 2010.


---. "Birthmothers Speak." Panelist.  Adoption: Secret Histories, Public Policies 2010 Conference‏, Bartos Theater, Cambridge, MA. 30 Apr. 2010.


Melançon, Megan. "Software vs. Tradition: The Efficacy of L2 Acquisition via the Rosetta Stone." XXVII Biennial Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Languages and Literature, Baton Rouge, LA. 12 Feb. 2010.


Palmer, Eustace. "Sierra Leonean Literature: from the Origins to the Present." Panel Chair. 36th Annual African Literature Association Conference, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 12 Mar. 2010.


---. "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Genius: Rediscovering the Poetry of Gladys Casely-Hayford." 36th Annual African Literature Association Conference, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 12 Mar. 2010.


---. "Eco-Imagination: African and Diasporan Literatures and Sustainability." Plenary Session, Roundtable Expert Panelist. 36th Annual African Literature Association Conference, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 10 Mar. 2010.


Vail, Mark. "Dear Editor: Public Reframing of the Forrest Park Renaming Controversy." A Monument to Controversy: Rhetorical Perspectives on the Debate over the Nathan Bedford Forrest Memorial in Memphis. Southern States Communication Association Convention, Peabody Hotel, Memphis, TN, 8 Apr. 2010.


Zipperer, Eddie. Don’t Fear the Reaper. Fairbanks Drama Association, Fairbanks, AK. 24 Apr. 2010.


---. Don’t Fear the Reaper. The College of New Jersey (ACT), Howell, NJ. 14-17 Apr. 2010.


---. Don’t Fear the Reaper. Ellison High School, Killeen, TX. 22 Apr. 2010.

Alice Friman's poem "The Sound" was the basis for a musical composition of the same name, composed by GCSU music professor Douglas O’Grady, which had its world premiere, with music professor Wendy Mullen, soprano, on 29 Apr. 2010 as part of "Sound Sculptures 5: The 5th Annual Sound Sculptures Electronic Music Concert" at GCSU.


On 8 March 2010, Megan Melançon was awarded a GCSU Faculty Research Grant in the amount of $3141.50 for her project  "Exploding Sugar, Imploding Demographics."


David Muschell's play Birds in the Weather will be produced on 6-9 May 2010 as the winner the the 6th Annual National New Play Competition sponsored by Brevard Little Theatre of Brevard, North Carolina.  David will be a guest of the theatre company at a luncheon on Thursday, 6 May, where he will receive his award and, later, be in attendence for the premiere.


One of our English Literature students and soon-to-be graduate, Joshua Ware, sponsored by Megan Melançon, was awarded $956.00 from the Student Government Association on 9 April 2010 to establish a GCSU Chess Club.


Eddie Zipperer's play Heroes of Literature & the Caveman is a semi-finalist for Youth Education on Stage's Summer Shorts V.