Accomplishments: Department of English

May 6, 2022
Patricia A. Heisser Metoyer (English, Psychology, Interdisciplinary Studies) was awarded a Los Angeles Review Board ( LARB ) Publishing Workshop Fellowship from June 27 to July 30. The Los Angeles Review of Books will host the fifth annual LARB Publishing Workshop, guiding a new cohort of students through the world of publishing with incredible…
May 4, 2022
Katherine Walker (English) published the article "'Palpable to Thinking': Othello and Gross Conceits" in English Literary Renaissance. The article looks at the mathematical and magical understandings of the term "gross" during the Renaissance to argue that Shakespeare's play juggles with these concepts in its consideration of the tensions between…
April 14, 2022
Kaitlin Clinnin (English) was recently interviewed for the podcast "Pedagogue." In the interview, she discusses gun violence and trauma in educational contexts, emotional labor and writing program administration, crisis management and response in higher education, and technology during the pandemic.
March 23, 2022
Roberta Sabbath (English), Cathy Allen, (Dance), and Shahab Zargari (Fine Arts) will be speaking at the 2022 Conney Jews and the Arts about the interdisciplinary project Shoah Survivor Choreographic Collaboration: A Docudance Film Exploring the Memories of Four Holocaust Survivors. The project represents the intersection of oral history, film,…
March 22, 2022
Katherine Walker (English) presented a paper titled "'Alas, she has no speech': Emilia's Trauma in Othello" at the Renaissance Conference of Southern California. 
February 17, 2022
Matthew S. Dentice (English) has had a short story, "The Curse of the Santiago," included in Historic Tales, an anthology of historical fiction published by Free Spirit. Historic Tales was released on Feb. 16.  
February 15, 2022
Patricia A. Heisser Metoyer (Psychology, Interdisciplinary, English), before International Women’s Day on March 8, was selected as a formal delegate to the United Nations Women CSW66 on March 31. UN Women, NGO participants, including the UNA-USA delegation, will identify global strategies to address gender gaps primarily due to discriminatory…
January 20, 2022
  Patricia A. Heisser Metoyer ( Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies) recently was selected by the University of California, Irvine Alumni Association to be interviewed for an alumni data confirmation and oral history initiative. She was the first Black/African American woman to receive a Ph.D., magna cum laude, in psychology from UCI. She…
January 4, 2022
Katie Walker (English) published the book Shakespeare and Science: A Dictionary with the Arden Shakespeare Dictionary Series. The book traces early modern science and Shakespeare's engagement with the natural philosophy of his time. 
January 2, 2022
David J. Morris (English) was quoted in The New Yorker magazine in an article on the culture of trauma. 
December 3, 2021
Matthew S. Dentice (English) has had a poem, "The Migrations Period," included in Calling the Beginning, an anthology of poetry that reflects on the cultural legacy of the Middle Ages. Calling the Beginning is published by Wingless Dreamer and was released Dec. 1. 
November 17, 2021
  David Morris,(English) was interviewed by The Nation magazine for an article on Kurt Vonnegut, World War II and PTSD.