Judith Anderson (emerita) published two articles in Spenser Studies (2019 and 2020) and an essay titled “Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde in Spenser’s Amoretti and Faerie Queene: Reading Historically and Intertextually” in Rereading Chaucer and Spenser: Dan Geffrey with the New Poete (Manchester UP, 2019), and she responded to Harry Berger, Jr.’s Resisting Allegory along with David Lee Miller, Richard Danson Brown, Jeff Dolven, James Nohrnberg, and Ayesha Ramachandran in Online Spenser Review.
Purnima Bose published the book Intervention Narratives: Afghanistan, the United States, and the Global War on Terror (Rutgers UP, 2020) and two articles: “Kashmir, Article 370, and the Afterlife of Colonial Martial Race Theory” in Situations (2020), and “Kamala Harris’s The Truths We Hold” in American Literary History Online Only Forum (2020). She also co-authored with Mona Bahm “Canine Counterinsurgency in Indian-occupied Kashmir” in Critique of Anthropology (2020) and “Authoritarianism and Lockdown Time: Coronavirus, Occupied Kashmir, and India” in Against the Current (2020).
Cathy Bowman won the 2020 Tracy M. Sonneborn Award and was selected as a newly titled Provost Professor.
John Paul Eakin (emeritus) published the book Writing Life Writing: Narrative, History, Autobiography (Routledge, 2020).
Ross Gay published The Book of Delights: Essays (Algonquin, 2019) and the book-length poem Be Holding (U of Pittsburgh P, 2020).
Rae Greiner concluded a four-year term as departmental Director of Graduate Studies in summer 2020 and published “Aesthetic Formalism” in The Routledge Companion to Victorian Literature (2020). This year she is sole faculty editor at Victorian Studies.
Susan Gubar (emerita) published Late-Life Love: A Memoir (Norton, 2020).
Justin Hodgson published Post-Digital Rhetoric and the New Aesthetic (Ohio State UP, 2019).
Patricia Ingham was named the Martha Biggerstaff Jones Professor of British Literature and delivered the inaugural lecture for this endowed chair, which is funded through the generosity of George P. Smith. She completed her term as Chair of the English Department and became Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies.
Christoph Irmscher published The Poetics of Natural History, 20th Anniversary Edition (Rutgers UP, 2019), edited and annotated Stephen Spender, Poems Written Abroad (Indiana UP, 2019), and, with Charles Adams, translated and edited Friedrich Gerstäcker, The Arkansas Regulators (Berghahn, 2019). His book Love and Loss in Hollywood: Max Eastman, Florence Deshon, and Charlie Chaplin will be published by Indiana UP in December 2020.
Josh Kates published A New Philosophy of Discourse: Language Unbound (Bloomsbury Academic, 2020). He also presented the paper “The Silence of the Concepts (in Gottlob Frege and After Finitude)” at a conference hosted by the Philological Laboratory of the Freie Universität Berlin; it will be appearing in a conference volume, Poetic Critique: Encounters with Art and Literature (de Gruyter), next year.
Ivan Kreilkamp published the articles “Jane Eyre and Tess Durbeyfield at the Human/Animal Border” in The Palgrave Handbook of Animals and Literature (2020) and “How Caring for Backyard Chickens Stretched My Emotional Muscles” in The New York Times Magazine (25 Nov. 2020 online; 29 Nov. 2020 in print).
Lara Kriegel was appointed Director of the Collins Living-Learning Center.
Lisa Kwong won the 2019 Sundress Publications' Poetry Broadside Contest for the poem “Searching for Wonton Soup,” and her poem “Letter to the Female Painted Turtle” appears in the anthology A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia (U of Georgia P).
John Lucaites (emeritus) delivered lectures at the Figge Art Museum and the Princeton University Fine Arts Museum and published four articles in collaboration with Robert Hariman: “Alfred Eisenstaedt’s VJ Day Kiss (1945)” in LIFE Magazine and the Power of Photography (Princeton U Art Museum/Yale UP, 2020), “Photography and Public Culture” in Photography and Its Publics (Bloomsbury P, 2020), “Seeing the Public Image Anew: Photography Exhibitions and Civic Spectatorship” in The Routledge Companion to Photography Theory (2020), and “Image Politics and Image Politics 2.0” in Communication and Critical/Cultural Studies (2019).
Jesse Molesworth spent Spring 2019-20 on a CAHI Research Fellowship. He served as a guest editor for a special issue of the journal The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation on the topic “The Temporal Turn in Eighteenth-Century Studies.” He also published the article “Graphic Satire: Hogarth and Gillray” in The Oxford Handbook of Eighteenth-Century Satire.
Monique Morgan won a Trustees Teaching Award in Spring 2020 and published the article “The Angry Woman’s Case Against the Mask Lyric: Or, Redefining the Dramatic Monologue” in Victorian Studies (2020).
Miranda Yaggi Rodak won a 2019 Trustees Teaching Award and a 2019 Active Learning Grant, and in 2020 she was inducted into IU’s Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching (FACET).
Alvin Rosenfeld (emeritus) edited Anti-Zionism and Antisemitism (Indiana UP, 2019).
Scott Russell Sanders (emeritus) published The Way of Imagination: Essays (Counterpoint Press, 2020).
Shane Vogel’s book Stolen Time: Black Fad Performance and the Calypso Craze won the 2019 John W. Frick Award from the American Theater and Drama Society (for the best book in American theatre and performance) and Honorable Mention for the 2019 Errol Hill Award from the American Society for Theatre Research (for the best book in African American theatre/performance studies). He also published Race and Performance after Repetition (Duke UP, 2020), a collection of essays co-edited with Soyica Diggs Colbert and Douglas A. Jones Jr.