Professor Robert Bray was invited to speak at the annual Symposium of the Abraham Lincoln Institute in Washington, D.C. On Saturday, March 20, he will present a talk on Lincoln’s reading, including the iconic president’s love of Shakespeare.
Professor Mary Ann Bushman will participate in a workshop at the Shakespeare Association of America Conference in Chicago, April 1-3.
Professor Joanne Diaz will also attend the Shakespeare conference. She was invited to be part of a seminar on “The Word against Word: Shakespeare and Scripture.” As an assistant editor for Triquarterly, Joanne will also work the magazine’s bookstall at the Associated Writing Programs conference April 9-11.
Professor Michael Theune will also attend the AWP conference in Denver, Colorado, where he will speak on two panels: “Hybrid Aesthetics and Its Discontents” and ”Reinventing the Wheel: The Tradition of Innovation in Poetry.” In addition, his essay-review of “Impolitic: Kent Johnson’s Radical Hybridity” appears in the most recent issue of Pleides (30:1), and his essay “Negative Capability T wang dillo dee,” a critique of contemporary uses of John Keats’s famous phrase “Negative Capability,” is forthcoming in the online journal Jacket. Also forthcoming are essays in two books: “The Quarrelsome Poem” (Mentor & Muse: From Poets to Poets, SIU Press, 2010) and “Trust the Turn” (Poets on Teaching, Univ. of Iowa, 2010).
And yours truly received a McCormick Foundation Award to attend the Associated Press Managing Editors’ NewsTrain Chicagoland seminar at the Daily Herald in Arlington Heights, March 26-27.