Our faculty members are actively engaged in scholarship and professional activities, and while they usually prefer to fly under the radar, I’ll try to coax updates out of them from time to time . . . and throw in an occasional confession of my own.
Professor Kathleen O’Gorman flies to California later this week to participate in the 106th annual conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA), which is being held at Pomona College in Claremont, California. Kathie will appear on a panel on “Violence and Representation: The Role of Literature in Coming to Terms with Violence,” and her paper, “Silence and Representation in Isabel Allende’s ‘The Road North,’” comes out of her sabbatical work.
In the publication department, Professor Molly Robey has an article in the September 2008 issue of American Literature titled “Sacred Geographies: Religion and Race in U.S. Women’s Holy Land Writings.”
Yours truly has an expanded version of a paper presented at the Ninth International F. Scott Fitzgerald Conference in The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review. “In an Odd Light: Kipling’s Maisie and Fitzgerald’s Daisy” appears in Volume 6 (2007-08).
Meanwhile, Professor Alison Sainsbury has just finished final proofing of her article, “’Not Yet . . . Not There’: Breaking the Bonds of Marriage in E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India,” which will appear shortly in “Reimagining the Victorian Orient,” a special issue of Critical Survey that commemorates the 30th anniversary of Edward Said’s Orientalism. That volume is edited by Dr. Julia Kuehn, from the University of Hong Kong, and Dr. Tamara Wagner, from Nanyang Technological University-Singapore. Obviously, seniors taking Alison’s seminar and reading Forster’s novel in the spring with her will benefit from such an in-depth study.