Accomplishments: Department of English

March 11, 2021
P. Jane Hafen (English) appeared in a PBS webinar, "Unladylike2020: Elevating the Hidden History of American Women: Indigenous Changemakers."  
February 26, 2021
Evelyn Gajowski (English) published the chapter, "'As if a Man were Author of Himself': Fantasies of Omnipotence and Autonomy," in the essay collection, Coriolanus: A Critical Reader. The chapter analyzes the resonances between Caius Martius Coriolanus and Donald Trump, interrogating the emergence of the Roman republic, on the one hand, and the threat to the fragile experiment known as the U.S. democratic republic, on the other. The Arden Shakespeare published the volume in its series, the...
February 5, 2021
David J. Morris (English) wrote an opinion piece for CNN.com about PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and the military veterans who took part in the Jan. 6 attack/insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.    
November 6, 2020
Timothy Erwin (English) chaired the opening panel of The Intermedial Eighteenth Century: Textual and Visual Arts, 1660-1832, a virtual conference hosted by Northumbria University in the United Kingdom.  Tim was recently named to the Advisory Board for the Centre for the Study of Text and Print Culture at Shanghai University in China, and his essay “Alexander Pope and a Carracci Venus at the Court of James II and Mary of Modena” appears in the current Huntington Library Quarterly.
October 16, 2020
P. Jane Hafen (English) was interviewed about Zitkala Sa on South Dakota Public Broadcasting in connection with Indigenous People's Day 
October 14, 2020
Evelyn Gajowski (English) has published The Arden Research Handbook of Contemporary Shakespeare Criticism, a comprehensive guide by an international team of leading scholars to those critical practices that dominate Shakespeare studies today. It includes chapters on 20 specific critical practices, each grounded in an analysis of a Shakespeare text. A seismic shift occurred in the 1970s and 1980s: feminism, cultural materialism, and new historicism challenged traditional liberal humanism....
September 22, 2020
P. Jane Hafen (English) delivered the keynote address for the John Whitmer Historical Association Conference. Additionally, her book, Essays on American Indian and Mormon History, co-edited with Brenden Rensink of Brigham Young University, won the association's award for best anthology of 2019. 
August 17, 2020
John M. Bowers (English) had his book, Tolkien's Lost Chaucer, which was published last year by Oxford University Press, recorded and released as an audiobook by Recorded Books, the world's largest distributor. This unabridged eAudio version is narrated by Jennifer M. Dixon.  
August 7, 2020
P. Jane Hafen (English) was a featured commenter on "UNLADYLIKE 2020: Unsung Women who Changed America" on American Masters on PBS. She spoke about Zitkala-Sa, Yankton Sioux activist. Additionally, she participated in an online panel discussing the program for Utah PBS.
August 5, 2020
Erin Zimmerman (Writing Center) published an article, "Locating Visual Communication across Disciplines: How Visual Instruction in Composition Textbooks differs from that in Science-writing Textbooks" in Across the Disciplines. This study compares how a corpus of 60 science writing textbooks and composition textbooks address visual communication topics and suggests ways composition instructors and science instructors teaching students about their discipline's writing conventions can work to...
July 31, 2020
Gary Totten (English) wrote "Mobility, Skepticism, and Counter-storytelling in African American Travel Writing: Carl Rowan's South of Freedom," which has been published in the Journal of American Studies. In the article, he discusses Rowan's narrative of his travels through the U.S. South in the 1950s, showing how Rowan's resistance to systemic racism through individual action serves as a model for understanding African American travel writing and mobility more generally.
July 2, 2020
P. Jane Hafen (English) is the author of Help Indians Help Themselves: The Later Writing of Gertrude Simmons Bonnin (Zitkala-Sa), which has been featured as book of the Month on Native America Calling.