Sunyoung Ahn presented "Human Clones in Everyday Life: The Uncanny Familiarity of the Alternate World in Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go (2005)" at the Midwest Modern Language Association conference in Chicago, November 2010.
Emily Anderson received the Garner-McNaron-Sprengnether Fellowship for summer research, summer 2011, for her project "Marrying Monsters, Becoming Bridezillas: The Reimagining of the Gothic in Twenty-first Century Narratives of Marriage."
Patricia Baehler received the Thomas F. Wallace Fellowship for 2010-11, for her dissertation "'Convey'd to Your Hand': The Delivery and Circulation of Letters in Eighteenth-Century Fiction, 1684-1815."
Jennifer Baltzer-Lovato presented "Walls of Smoke: Gender, Exchange, and Tobacco in the Sensation Decade" at the Nineteenth Century Studies Association conference in Albuquerque, March 2011.
L. Lelaine Bonine received a fellowship from the Japanese government to present "Master of (Global) Suspense: Digital Hitchcock and Cinephilia Gone Global," at the Nagoya American Studies Summer Seminar, Nanzan University, Japan, summer 2011. She presented "For the Love of Film: In Search of the Referent on the Cinephilic Pilgrimage" at the Film & History Conference in Milwaukee, November 2010.
Eric Brownell received the Samuel Holt Monk Memorial Prize for Published Scholarship, for "Our Lady of the Telegraph: Mina as Medieval Cyborg in Bram Stoker's Dracula," Journal of Dracula Studies (December 2010). He also was awarded Graduate Research Partnership Program (GRPP) support, summer 2011, for his project "The Winking Portrait: Joseph L. Mankiewicz's The Ghost and Mrs. Muir as Postwar Pastiche."
W. H. Burdine presented "Material Apocalypse: American Utopianism Through Anti-Materialism" at the Society for Utopian Studies conference in Milwaukee, October 2010. He presented "Lawrence, Marx, and the Narrative Structure of Apocalypse" at "The End?" Graduate Student Conference at Indiana University, March 1010.
Erik Carlson was awarded a Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship 2011-12, for his dissertation project "The Old English Language of Fear." He will publish "The Gothic Vocabulary of Fear" in the Journal of English and Germanic Philology. He presented "Translating Fear in the Prose Lives of St. Guthlac" at the Medieval Academy of America meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, April 2011.
Lindsay Craig presented "Just Friends and Friendly Wars: Malory's Morte D'Arthur as Foundation of Humanitarian Law" at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2011.
Renee DeLong accepted a tenure-track position at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. She presented "Re-viewing Azalea: A Magazine for Third World Lesbians 1977-1983" at the "In Amerika They Call us Dykes: Lesbian Lives in the 1970s" Conference at CUNY, October 2010.
Elissa Hansen was awarded a Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship 2011-12, for her dissertation project "Signs of the Time: Temporality in Fourteenth-Century English Contemplative Writing." She will publish "Making a Place: Imitatio Mariae in Julian of Norwich's Self-Construction, in Reading Memory and Identity in the Texts of Medieval European Holy Women, edited by Bradley Herzog and Margaret Corter-Lynch (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).
Hyeryung Hwang presented "'I would prefer not to': Embodied Subjectivity as the Site of Resistance" at the Marxist Literary Group: Institute on Culture and Society (MLG-ICS) in Chicago, June 2011.
Jennifer Kang presented "The Rhetorics of Enlightenment: Horkheimer/Adorno's Theory of Enlightenment and Use of Personification" at the English Graduate Conference, University of St. Thomas, May 2011.
William Kanyusik received Graduate Research Partnership Program (GRPP) support, summer 2011, for his project "The Problem of Recognition: The Disabled Male Veteran and Masculinity as Spectacle."
Eun Joo Kim received the Audrey Christensen Library Acquisition Prize. She also was awarded travel funding from the Asian American Studies Program (UMN), the Community of Scholars Program (UMN), the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly (UMN), and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) through the Big Ten. She presented "Articulating the Korean Diaspora Through Displaced and Deferred Language in Ronyoung Kim's Clay Walls" at the MLA convention in Los Angeles, January 2011; "Emoticons as Cultural Performance" at the "Technologies of Asian Migration: Media, Mobility, and Virtuality" conference in Urbana-Champaign, April 2011; "Permeable Borders and Inflexible Citizenships" at the Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature Conference in Minneapolis, October 2010; "Reading Across Subtitles in West 32nd" at the Association of Asian American Studies conference in New Orleans, May 2011; and "Subtitles and Intersections of Il/legibility in the Television Series Lost" at the Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association in Minneapolis, October 2010.
NaRae Kim presented "Significantly Insignificant: Making 'Asian America' in Chang-Rae Lee's Native Speaker" at the American Comparative Literature Association conference in Vancouver, March-April 2011.
Jessica Knight will publish "Graphic Multiculturalism: Teaching Mine Okubo's Citizen 13660 in the Literature Classroom" in Critical Approaches to Teaching Graphic Narratives, edited by Lan Dong (McFarland, forthcoming).
Annemarie Lawless presented "Ciaran Carson: Flash-backs, Flash-forwards, In-between" at the Midwest Modern Language Association conference in Chicago, November 2010.
Adam Lindberg presented "Playing Badly: Subversive Fun and Moral Agency in the Zombie Apocalypse" at the Comparative Literature Intra-student Faculty Forum (CLIFF) in Ann Arbor, March 2011, and "Who is the Hero of This Story: Interactivity, Agency, and Narrative" at the University of Ottawa.
Josh Mabie was named a Consortium Student Scholar by the University's Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment, and the Life Sciences and awarded a grant for his project "The Ecological Roots of a Religious Crisis: Holy Land Ecology, Religious Belief, and Environmental Policy." His essay, "'He was lost and now is Found': Segmented Conversion and Prodigal Return in Two Turkish Plays," was accepted at Renascence. His review of 'Anglo-Catholic in Religion': T.S. Eliot and Christianity by Barry Spurr is published in Christianity and Literature. He presented "Dust Jacket Camouflage and Sanctioned Scandal in The French Convert" at the Society of Early Americanists Biennial Conference in Philadelphia, March 2011; "The Ecological Roots of a Nineteenth-Century Spiritual Crisis: Melville, General Gordon, and the Land of Milk and Honey" at the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment Biennial Conference in Bloomington, Indiana, June 2011; and "Melville, Twain, and the Garden Tomb, Jerusalem" at the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies Conference in Claremont, California, March-April 2011.
Andrew Marzoni presented "Media, Drugs, and Pynchon on Film: Inherent Vice and Altman's The Long Goodbye" at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) National Conference in San Antonio, April 2011.
Caitlin McHugh will publish "De-problematizing Shakespeare: Late Seventeenth-Century Alterations to Measure for Measure" in Restoration. She presented "The Unnamed Island: Prospero, Caliban, and Possession in The Tempest" at the South-Central Renaissance conference in St. Louis, March 2011, and "Wacky Witches: the Guthrie Theater's 1981 Macbeth" at the Archival Research Symposium at the University of Minnesota, March 2011. She was chair of the panel "(Ex)changing Time" at the Skeiron Synod, University of Minnesota, April 2011, and chair of the panel "Literature and the Middle East" at the South-Central Renaissance Conference, March 2011.
Heather McNeff presented "Certainty and the Specter in Byron's 'Siege of Corinth'" at the SAMLA conference in Atlanta, November, 2010.
Keith Mikos received a National American Philosophical Society fellowship for summer research in Philadelphia, on his project, "Magnification: Meaning, Metaphysics and the Microscope."
David Moberly presented "Mediterranean Piracy and the Female Captivity Experience in Early Modern Literature" at "Dialectics of Orientalism in Early Modern Europe, 1492-1700," at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, October, 2011.
Jessica Orton was awarded a Fulbright Grant to conduct research and teach in Rome, Italy, for spring semester 2011.
Lucia Pawlowski presented "Queer Theory and Academic Discourse" at the MLA convention in Los Angeles, January 2011.
John Pistelli presented "The Descent of the Novel: Aestheticism and the Feminine in The Picture of Dorian Gray" at the Midwest Modern Language Association conference in Chicago, November 2010.
Katie Robison presented "Inception in Piers Plowman: Planting the Idea of the Pardon in Langland's Dream (within a Dream(within a Dream))" at the NE Medieval Studies Graduate Student conference in Providence, Rhode Island, March 2011; "Subversive Strategies in the Guthrie Theater's 1971 Taming of the Shrew" at the Archival Research Symposium at the University of Minnesota, March 2011; and "'Taste this, and be henceforth . . . a Goddess': The Deifying Dreams of Britomart and Eve" at the Skeiron Synod at the University of Minnesota, April 2011.
Anne Roth-Reinhardt presented "It's Complicated: Reading The Coquette in the age of Facebook" at the American Literature Association Annual Conference in Boston, May 2011, and "John Paul Jones and the French and American Imagination" at the Society of Early Americanists Biennial Conference in Philadelphia, March 2011. She was also panel co-chair of "Unraveling the Contrast" at the Society of Early Americanists Conference.
Michael Rowe received Graduate Research Partnership Program (GRPP) support, summer 2011, for his project "Affect, Ethic, and Intention in the Archive: The 'Project' of Djuna Barnes's Nightwood."
Dana Schumacher-Schmidt presented "Don't Mourn--Memorialize: Defining Widow's Work in Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson" at the Shakespeare Association of America conference in Bellevue, Washington, April 2011.
Davu Seru received a Phillips Fellowship from the Archie Givens Sr. Collection of African-American Literature and Life, for 2010-11. He presented "Modernity and the Phallic Cure: a Study of D. H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover and Hal Bennett's A Wilderness of Vines" at "Gesture and Jesters: Irony at a Crossroads" in New York, February 2011.
Katie Sisneros received Graduate Research Partnership Program (GRPP) support, summer 2011, for her project "Representations of the Ottoman Empire in English Ballads: The Caroline Period and the Battle of Vienna."
Robb St. Lawrence presented "Everything was the Same Color: Surfaces of the Mine in Crisis" at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) in San Antonio, Texas, April 2011.
Amanda Taylor published the article "'Mutual Comfort': Courtly Love and Companionate Marriage in the Poetry of Sir Philip Sidney and Edmund Spenser" in the 2011 edition of Quidditas, the annual journal of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association.
Benjamin Utter presented "Changing for the Better: Transfiguration and Sanctification in Guthlac A" at the International Congress in Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 2011; "'Tell no one what you've seen!': Vanity and Secrecy in the Prose Lives of Cuthbert" at the Newberry Library Center for Renaissance Studies: 2011 Multidisciplinary Graduate Student Conference in Chicago, January 2011; and "'Though he bere hem no breed': Allegory, Altruism, and the Problem of Poverty in Langland's England" at the Tenth Annual Vagantes Medieval Graduate Student Conference at the University of Pittsburgh, March 2011.
Maurits Van Bever Donker was awarded a South African National Research Foundation Prestigious Doctoral Fellowship for 2011-12. He also received an Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change/Mellon Foundation Doctoral Research Fellowship for 2010-11. His article "Welcome to Our Hillbrow: Learning to learn to live in the wake of apartheid" was invited and is under review at Dissidences. He presented "The Humanities in the Wake of Man" at the Futures of the Humanities Colloquium with the Institute for Humanities Research at UC Irvine and the Center for Humanities Research at the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, February 2011, and "Vehi-Ciosane: 'a touch of the open'" at the "Love and Revolution" Conference in Cape Town, South Africa, November 2010.
Candice Wuehle presented "Dangerous Travel: Liberty and the Pursuit of Education in Frances Burney's Evelina" at the British Women Writers Conference in Columbus, Ohio, March-April 2011.