Current Graduate Students and Program Graduates
Susan Carpenter Sims, "Carried Voices: Celticity, Creation and The Dream of the Rood." Celtic Representations: An Interdisciplinary Conference Focusing on Celtic Cultures in Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Brittany, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, and their Diaspora Communities, Boulder (October 2003).
Maggie Romigh, "Luci Tapahonso's 'Leda and the Cowboy': A Gynocratic, Navajo Response to Yeats's 'Leda and the Swan'" for a session entitled "Land of Little Rain." 37th Annual Western Literature Association Meeting, Tucson (October 2002). Finalist in the J. Golden Taylor competition for best paper by a graduate student at the WLA Conference.
Neal Gerhart, "To Make a World." 2001 meeting of the Southwest/Texas Chapters of Popular and American Culture, Albuquerque (March 2001); "Interpreting the Myth: Mythical Archetypes in All The Pretty Horses" at the 35th annual meeting of The Western Literature Association; and "Going to the Territory: Filling Space with Myth" held at the University of Oklahoma (October 2000).
Jamie Ueckert, "The Text of Respectable Women: Confession in Richardson’s Pamela and in A Narrative of Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson at "Secrets and Confessions," the 13th annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference sponsored by SUNY Stony Brook (February 2001); "The Lady of the Lake as Medieval Female Power in Arthurian Literature" at the 6th annual meeting of the Texas Tech Graduate English Society Conference; and "Stepping Through the Looking Glass: Reflections on, Revisions of, and Premonitions about English Studies in the 21st Century," Lubbock, TX (February 2000).
Russ Whiting, A reading from his novella "Where Hummingbirds Fly," at the University of Nebraska Graduate Symposium (Spring 2000), for which he received an award for the best presentation at the conference.
Nick Peterson, "Three Courses: Beckett, Dante, and the Lobster," University of Nebraska Graduate Symposium (Spring 2000).
Dr. Helen Blythe, "Paradise or Hell: Ranolf and Amohia, The New Zealand Colony, and Alfred Dommett," in "The Idea of Place," special number, Australian-Canadian Studies 18:1-2 (2002); "The Space between Life and Death; Euthansia, Cannibalism, and Colonial Extinction in Trollope's Australia and New Zealand and The Fixed Period," in Nineteenth-Century Contexts, An Interdisciplinary Journal 24.3 (2002); "'Looking where London stood'; Romantic antecedents and the 'beautiful conception of the New Zealander.' A meditation on ruins," University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand (August 2002); "Missionary Moreau and the Native Beast-People; H. G Wells, The Missions, and Polynesia," at "The Victorian World: Britain, the Empire, and the United States in the Nineteenth Century," Sixth Annual Conference of the Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States, UCLA, Los Angeles (October 2001).
Dr. Steve Hecox, "The Quest for Official English: Prospects for the Millennium," Western Futures: Perspectives on the Humanities at the Millennium. Ed. Stephen Tchudi. Halcyon series, volume 22. Reno: Nevada Humanities Committee, 2000. 185-201; "Rhetoric, the ‘Average Person,’ and the Revision of the American Vision," International Conference on the Humanities, Rhodes, Greece (July 2003); "Harry Potter and the Magic of Movies," Far West Popular and American Culture Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV (February 2003); "The Code of the West Revisited: Raymond Chandler and the Urbanization of the American Hero," American West Conference, Las Vegas NM (September 2001); "Harry Potter and the Politics of Pedagogy," Far West Popular and American Culture Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV (February 2001); "The Neo-Emersonian World: Life and Illusion in a Transcendental Matrix," Far West Popular and American Culture Association Conference, Las Vegas, NV (February 2000).
Dr. David Higginbotham, "Arriving Late to the Funeral," Poet Lore, Fall 2000; "An Interview with Julia Johnson," Southeast Review, Spring 2003; "Teaching the Five Cannon Approach as an Alternative to Workshopping in the Undergraduate Creative Writing Classroom," Associated Writing Programs Convention (March 2002); Poetry Reading: Warehouse Reading Series, Tallahassee, Florida (April 2002).
Dr. Brian Johnson, "Donna Haraway," The Post-Modern Bible Reader. Eds. David Jobling, Tina Pippin, and Ronald Schleifer. New York: Longman, 2001; "Beyond the Discourse Community: Theorizing the Embodied Audience," Conference on College Composition and Communication, Denver (March 2001).
Dr. Daniel Martinez, Poems: "Becoming Attached," Beginnings Magazine (forthcoming); "Dry Abode," The Aguilar Expression: An Anthology (forthcoming); "The Grammar of the Barrio" and "North from Mexico," Plains Song Review (Spring 2004); "ZERO," US Latino Review (forthcoming); Walking Through Life with Her," Shemom (Fall 2002); "Sweet Black Coffee," Dazzling Mica (Fall 2002). Poetry Reading (featured reader), Una Noche de Poesia y Baile: A Celebration of Hispanic Month, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Culture Center, Lincoln, NE (October 2002). Panel Speaker, Teaching and Identity: A Conversation on Teaching about Race, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (March 2002). Papers: "Go East Young Man: A Midwestern Education of a Chicano," NACCS Conference, Albuquerque, NM (March 2004); "Disidentity Factor: New and Unique Mestizaje Identities in Video Media," R/Évolution 3: POP Conference, Montreal, Canada (March 2004); "The Shadow Beast in The Moths: Anzalduan Theory in Practice," Latina Letters Conference, San Antonio, TX (July 2001); "Shadows and Fire on the Ridge: Dialogism at Work in the Legend of Gregorio Cortez," The Legacy of Benjamin Botkin Folklore Conference, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (February 2001).
Dr. Barbara Risch, "Wife, Mother, Provider, Defender, God: Women in Lakota Winter Counts," American Indian Culture and Research Journal 27.2 (2003); "The Picture Changes: Stylistic Variation in Sitting Bull's Biographies." Great Plains Quarterly 20.4 (2002): 259-280; "A Grammar of Time: Lakota Winter Counts, 1700-1900." American Indian Culture and Research Journal 24.2 (2000): 23-48.
Dr. Eddie Tafoya, "Salsa," New Mexico Magazine (March 2004). Stand-up Comedy Performances: Laff's Comedy Club (Albuquerque), Loonee's Comedy Corner (Colorado Springs), Wild West Latino Comedy Tour (Santa Fe & Las Vegas), Civic Center (Farmington). Theater Critic for Santa Fe New Mexican (2000-02).
Dr. Donna Woodford, "Understanding King Lear: A Student's Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents," Literature in Context Series (Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2004); "Nursing and Influence in Pandosto and The Winter's Tale," ed. Kate McPherson and Kate Moncrief (forthcoming); "Disillusionment in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," Topic: The Washington and Jefferson College Review 54 (September 2004): 63-72; "'Exit, Pursued by a bear: Maternal Imagery in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale," English Language Notes 39.3 (March 2002): 27-31; Review of Maternal Measures: Figuring Caregiving in the Early Modern Period, ed. Naomi J. Miller and Naomi Yavneh JEMCS 2.1, Fall 2001; Review of Motherhood and Mothering in Anglo Saxon England, by Mary Dockray Miller, Journal for the Association of Research on Mothering 3.1, Spring, 2001; "Isabella Whitney and London," Renaissance Society of America (April 2004); "Shakespeare for my Grandmother: Healing, Art, and Nature in King Lear," Creative Scholarship Day, Shenandoah University (March 2004); "'To give her so much grief and not a tongue': Philomela, Lucrece, and the Silent Rape Victim in Early Modern Literature," Group for the Early Modern Cultural Studies, Newport Beach (October 2003); "Memorializing Tragedy: Teaching King Lear in the Wake of September 11," Group of Early Modern Cultural Studies, Tampa (April 2002); "The Office Becomes a Woman Best": Mothers, Midwives, and Men in The Winter's Tale, Women in Shakespeare Series, Handley Regional Library, Winchester, VA (March 2002); "Isabella Whitney and the Modern Student: Teaching Gender and Class in the Classroom," Renaissance Society of America, Tempe (April 2002); "King Lear: A Tale Retold," Willa Cather Institute, Winchester (March 2002); "'In the Womb of Time: Desire and The Monstrous in Othello," Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies, New Orleans (October 2000); "Anne Newdigate: Master of Herself and Mistress of Her Children," International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo (May 2000); "'Evermore in Subjection': The Royal Wards and All's Well That Ends Well," Florence, Italy (March 2000).