Caroliena Cabada’s poem “Cyanistes caeruleus” was published online in 3rd Wednesday, and she has poems forthcoming in Twelve Mile Review and Dream Glow Magazine.
Erika Luckert’s essay, “Other Disseminations,” was published in Recollections From an Uncommon Time: 4C20 Documentarian Tales, which is available open access online. She also presented at CCCC in Chicago as part of a roundtable titled “Creative Writing as Doing Hope: Self-Inquiry and Sharing Narratives.”
Ian Maxton’s story, “Post-Literature,” was published in Boston Review.
Alina Nguyễn’s poem, “Peacocks Were Patient Enough to Paint on Their Feathers,” is in Issue 85 of Bellingham Review.
Conferences, Readings, Workshops & Presentations
Rachel Azima presented during two sessions at CCCCs in Chicago: “Hope in Storytelling: Writing Center Research Toward Linguistic Justice,” with Kelsey Hixson-Bowles of Utah Valley University and Neil Simpkins of the University of Washington-Bothell, and “Composing Writing Center Justice: Building Community to Address WC Challenges/Opportunities,” a roundtable focused on reporting out from and generating ideas for the International Writing Centers Association’s Inclusion and Social Justice Task Force.
Guy Reynolds attended the premiere of Brent Edstrom’s jazz adaptation of The Song of the Lark December 2-3, taking part in a public radio interview and then giving an introductory lecture before the performance at Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. Many thanks to Beth Burke and Melissa Homestead of the Cather Project for organizing and supporting this trip. The Cather Project helped with the development and financing of this excellent work.
Kathleen Dillon presented “Practicing a Slow Resistance in Building a New Union” at CCCCs as part of the Labor Caucus’ featured roundtable “Student Workers of the World Unite” with other graduate student worker union organizers.
Kasey Peters presented her paper “Pity the Human, but Not Too Much: An Ecocritique of Robin McClean’s Pity the Beast” at the 2023 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on February 25.
Activities, Accolades, & Grants
The UNL Medieval and Renaissance Studies program will host an exciting opportunity for students and faculty on March 9 at 6pm in Andrews 117. We’ve arranged to have a free screening of the Round House Theatre’s (in association with the Folger Theatre) adaptation of The Tempest. This innovative production was created by Aaron Posner and Teller (of Penn and Teller) and, as a result, plays up the magic elements of The Tempest. The free event is open to all students and faculty, and we’d love to see you there. The show is about two hours and 30 minutes, and we’ll have time for discussion afterward for anyone who wants to stay.
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