People in the News

Lynn Cline MA ’97 published her third book, the award-winning The Maverick Cookbook: Iconic Recipes and Tales from New Mexico (Leaf Storm Press, 2015).

Stanley Wells, Bread Loaf/Oxford professor from 1978 to 1987, was granted knighthood this June for his services to the study and appreciation of Shakespeare. He is also the honorary emeritus governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company, honorary president of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, and emeritus professor of Shakespeare studies at the University of Birmingham.

Former Princeton Bread Loaf Fellows Cameron Platt and Olivia Robbins earned accolades at Princeton’s graduation ceremonies this year: Platt, valedictorian of her class, won the Charles William Kennedy Prize, and Robbins won the Earl R. Miner Prize.

Bread Loaf professor Robert Stepto’s 40-year teaching career at Yale University was celebrated last fall with a symposium at which a dozen former students paid tribute to Stepto’s contributions to and impact within the Department of African-American Studies.

Amy Hungerford, professor of English at Yale University and faculty at Bread Loaf since 2009, published her latest book, Making Literature Now (Stanford University Press, 2016), a text that combines ethnography, polemic, and traditional literary criticism in an exploration of the social networks that support and shape contemporary literature.

Paul Barnwell MA ’13 published “Do Smartphones Have a Place in the Classroom?” in the April 27, 2016, edition and “Students’ Broken Moral Compasses” in the July 25, 2016, edition of the Atlantic.

Katherine Towler MA ’84 published The Penny Poet of Portsmouth: A Memoir of Place, Solitude, and Friendship (Counterpoint Press, 2016), an account of Towler’s friendship with the poet Robert Dunn.

Cynthia Huntington MA ’83 was awarded the Frederick Sessions Beebe Chair in Writing at Dartmouth, where she is professor of English and creative writing. Additionally, Huntington received a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship in poetry.

Roger Q. Mason’s (MA ’14) play Lizzy debuted at Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA’s Once Act Festival in July, and his play Softer was performed as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival in June 2016.

Jen Lighty MA ’98 published the book of poetry Breaking Up with the Moon (Finishing Line Press, 2016).

Vanessa Waltz MA ’10 published “Anne,” a personal narrative on Anne Frank, in PRISM: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Holocaust Educators (Yeshiva University, spring 2016).

As Hawai’i First Folio project director, Mark Lawhorn MA ’83 was instrumental in bringing the 2016 First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare exhibit to its host location in the 50th state, the Kapi’olani Community College in Honolulu, where Lawhorn is associate professor of languages, linguistics, and literature.