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Dr. Pinkham delivers paper and publishes review

Posted by Fernando.Arzola on Monday December 8, 2014

Dr. Kevin Pinkham, Assistant Professor of English, delivered a paper entitled “‘Deliberately Ignoring the Highballs’: Signifying Race, Alcohol, and the Temperance Narrative in Wallace Thurman’s Infants of the Spring” at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The theme of this year’s conference was “SAMLA 86: Sustainability and the Humanities.”

For information on the SAMLA Conference:

http://samla.memberclicks.net/conference

Dr. Pinkham also published a review of Elana Gomel’s Science Fiction, Alien Encounters, and the Ethics of Posthumanism: Beyond the Golden Rule in the Science Fiction Research Association Review. The SFRA is the oldest professional organization for the study of science fiction and fantasy literature and film.

Dr. Pinkham serves as Assistant Nonfiction Editor of the SFRA.

To read the review:

http://www.sfra.org/sfra-review/310.pdf

Dr. Greaves explores Hip Hop culture in Diaspora

Posted by Fernando.Arzola on Thursday December 4, 2014

Dr. Sharron Greaves, Associate Professor of Communications, delivered a paper, “Nollywood and Hip Hop in the Diaspora: The Local and Global Impact of Two Popular Culture Phenomena” at the New Haven Hip-Hop Conference on the campus of Southern Connecticut State University. This year’s theme, Finding Common Ground:  Exploring Interconnections in Social Justice, Media, Education, and Cultural Politics, explored the multifaceted elements of hip-hop culture.

For more information on the conference:

http://www.southernct.edu/academics/schools/arts/departments/history/Conference/index.html

 

Student Success adjunct selected for writing Best Teen Book

Posted by Fernando.Arzola on Wednesday December 3, 2014

Denise Lewis Patrick’s book, A Matter of Soul, has been selected as one of the Best Teen Books of 2014 by Kirkus Review. Kirkus Reviews is a leading book review journal. Patrick is an adjunct Instructor of Fundamentals of Writing and Critical Thinking for the Division of Student Success.

About A Matter of Souls (Carolrhoda Books, 2014), the Kirkus Review writes,

Eight short stories with long memory cut to the quick—all the more as they could be true. Patrick’s tales from the distant and not-so-distant past shed fresh light on interracial and intraracial conflicts that shape and often distort the realities of African-Americans. The youthful characters possess passion and purpose, even if they remain misguided or too proud to live safely within their historically situated habitats….Shocking, informative and powerful, this volume offers spectacular literary snapshots of black history and culture.

For information about the book:

http://www.amazon.com/Matter-Souls-Fiction-Young-Adult/dp/0761392807%3FSubscriptionId%3DAKIAIXFKFJI6IH6DO5KQ%26tag%3Dkirkus-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3D0761392807

To read the Kirkus Books Review:

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/denise-lewis-patrick/a-matter-of-souls/

To visit author’s webpage:

http://www.deniselewispatrick.com/index.htm

Dr. Lux publishes essay in volume on Luther

Posted by Fernando.Arzola on Monday November 17, 2014

Dr. Elaine Lux, Professor of English, publishes essay “Release from Torment: Finding Grace in Arthur Miller’s After the Fall, John Osborne’s Luther, and C.S. Lewis’s Till We Have Faces” in the peer-reviewed, scholarly volume: Literature of Luther: Receptions of the Reformer, edited by A. Edward Wesley and J. Christopher Edwards (Pickwick Publications, 2014).

Drawing upon stages of spiritual growth that Dr. Lux identifies in the archetypal myth of Cupid and Psyche, this interpretive consideration of three diverse works explores the dual role of an uncertainty that both can create torment within the soul and can open us to grace, as well. 

For more information:

http://wipfandstock.com/literature-of-luther.html

Dr. Poston publishes review

Posted by Fernando.Arzola on Thursday November 13, 2014

Dr. Larry Poston, Professor of Religion, continues his publishing prowess with the review of “A Wind in the House of Islam” in the Occasional Bulletin of the Evangelical Missiological Society.

The Occasional Bulletin of the Evangelical Missiological Society is published every Winter, Spring, and Fall to announce national and regional conferences and other news from the society, introduce new tools for missions teaching and practice, and to provide significant missiological insights.

For more information on journal:

https://www.emsweb.org/publications/occasional-bulletin


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