Faculty update: two publications and three conferences

Professor Mike Theune has two new publications: “Trust the Turn” (in Poets on Teaching, edited by Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2010) and “The Quarrelsome Poem” (in Mentor and Muse: Essays from Poets to Poets, edited by Blas Falconer, Helena Mesa, and Beth Martinelli, Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2010).

Professor Dan Terkla will chair sessions at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the History of Discoveries in Santa Fe, N.M., September 12-14, and will present a paper at the 2010 Annual Meeting of The American Folklore Society, Nashville, Tenn., October 14-17.

And yours truly, as president of The John Updike Society, will head for Reading, Pa. October 1-3 to preside over the Society’s first conference, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the publication of Rabbit, Run. I’ll also moderate a panel featuring members of the Updike family, present a paper on “More than Just Looking: John Updike’s Personal and Poetic Relationship with Art,” and conduct a pedagogy session for high school teachers. The conference has attracted 101 Updike scholars and aficionados from eight different countries.

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