Judith Anderson (emerita) published “Biblical, Literary, and Linguistic Conversions: John Donne, Lancelot Andrewes, and John Milton” in Studies in Philology (2021), as well as “Staging the Literal in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus: Lavinia’s Suffering and Marcus’s Speech” in English Literary Renaissance 51.3 (2021).
[Editor’s note: It is with great sadness that I share the news that Professor Judith Anderson passed away on September 10, 2022. The English Department will publish an essay more fully celebrating her accomplishments and mourning her loss in the next issue of the newsletter.]
Mahasweta Baxipatra was selected as a Fellow of the Anti-racist Pedagogy Colloquium by Romantic Circles and the Keats-Shelley Association of America (K-SAA). Along with seven fellows from other universities, she is putting together readings on anti-racist pedagogy and teaching materials that will be uploaded on Romantic Circles.
Purnima Bose’s co-authored article with Mona Bhan “Hindu Exceptionalism and Covid-19” was published in Against the Current #214 (September/October 2021). She was also invited to give the Distinguished Lecture at Purdue University Fort Wayne in October 2021, where she spoke on “Withdrawal Narratives: Afghanistan, the United States, and the ‘End’ of the Forever War.” Bose divides her time between the Department of English and the Department of International Studies, which she currently chairs.
Linda Charnes received the 2021 James P. Holland and David and Cheryl Morley Career Distinguished Teaching and Exemplary Service Award from IU’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Joe Connolly won a 2021 IU Trustees Teaching Award. He also received an IU Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) Mumford Excellence in Extraordinary Teaching Award, which recognizes innovative, creative, and compassionate teaching in response to extraordinary events. He was awarded the Mumford for transforming the existing curriculum for ENG W131 Basic Writing into a sequence of weekly online modules.
Susan Gubar (emerita) won the Modern Language Association’s award for Lifetime Scholarly Achievement. She co-authored with Sandra M. Gilbert Still Mad: American Women Writers and the Feminist Imagination (Norton 2021).
Vivian Halloran won a 2020 IU Bicentennial Medal and a 2021 Trustees Teaching Award. Her book chapter “Circumscribed Citizenship: Caribbean American Visibility” was published in Caribbean Migrations: The Legacies of Colonialism (Rutgers UP December 2020). She is Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion.
Justin Hodgson was a 2021 recipient of the IU President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Technology. The award recognizes faculty who continually adapt and integrate new technology into their teaching methods and assignments and thus enhance the classroom experience and encourage student learning, motivation, and creativity.
Patricia Ingham published two articles: “Creative Creatures” in Texas Studies in Literature and Language 63.3 (Fall 2021) and “Traditions of Innovation: The Case of the Humanities Lab” in New Chaucer Studies, Pedagogy and Profession 2.2 (Autumn 2021). In collaboration with Elizabeth Hebbard in French and Italian, she founded the IU Book Lab (a new research center and maker space), created an ink-making garden at Hilltop, and produced the exhibit “Nature’s Hues: Inkmaking in Book History and Book Art” at the Project Gallery in Maxwell Hall. As Director of the Institute for Advanced Study, she established The Bloomington Symposium (TBS), an interdisciplinary workshop whose inaugural topic, Contagion, brought together scholars from diverse campus schools.
Christoph Irmscher published Love and Loss in Hollywood: Florence Deshon, Max Eastman, and Charlie Chaplin, co-edited with Cooper Graham (Indiana UP 2021), as well as a dozen reviews in the book section of The Wall Street Journal and several photography features in The Od Review, which he co-edits. He has also written environmental pieces for Counterpunch and Mongabay. In April 2021, Harvard University's Peabody Museum hosted an online event and moderated discussion, "Race, Representation and Agassiz's Brazilian Fantasy," focused on a book chapter by Professor Irmscher. The discussion included the first indigenous curator of art in Brazil, Sandra Benites, the Brazilian artist Anita Ekman, and IU's own Luciana Namorato. Professor Irmscher co-edits the weekly news bulletin for the Concerned Scientists @ IU with two IU students, Emma Hand and Rose Schnabel. He was appointed Distinguished Professor and continued as the director of the Wells Scholars.
Joshua Kates published “The Silence of the Concepts (in Meillassoux’s After Finitude and Gottlob Frege)” in Poetic Critique (De Gruyter 2021). In October 2021, the College Arts and Humanities Institute hosted a “Meet the Author” event for his book A New Philosophy of Discourse: Language Unbound (Bloomsbury).
Ivan Kreilkamp published Visit from the Goon Squad Reread in Columbia University Press’s “Rereadings” book series (2021). In October 2021, he delivered the annual Ian Fletcher Memorial Lecture at Arizona State University, which honors Ian Fletcher’s memory and his importance in the field of Victorian Studies. The talk was titled “'Living on Pea-nuts: George Gissing in the Long Depression.”
Monique Morgan gave an invited talk on “The Science and the Fiction in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” at the 2021 Concatenation Convention hosted by Jackson College. She is Associate Chair of the Department of English and Director of the Victorian Studies Program.
Miranda Rodak published the article “Making Revision Stick Online: Adapting Nondigital Co-Writing Strategies for Digital Engagement” in The Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology. She also won a 2021 IU Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) Mumford Excellence in Extraordinary Teaching Award, which recognizes innovative, creative, and compassionate teaching in response to extraordinary events, for creating online curricula for composition courses and training graduate student instructors in methods of online pedagogy.
Ranu Samantrai won a 2021 IU Trustees Teaching Award.
Byron Santangelo published “The Essay: Postcolonial Perspectives on the Anthropocene” in The Cambridge Companion to Literature and the Anthropocene (Cambridge UP 2021).
Katherine Silvester won a 2021 Trustees Teaching Award.
James Benjamin Storey won a 2021 IU Faculty Academy on Excellence in Teaching (FACET) Mumford Excellence in Extraordinary Teaching Award, which recognizes innovative, creative, and compassionate teaching in response to extraordinary events, for his innovation in and advocacy for active-learning activities in online teaching.