People in the News
Heather Adams MA ’08 was awarded the 2013 Conference on College Composition and Communication Dissertation Award for “Secrets and Silences: Rhetorics of Unwed Pregnancy Since 1960.” Heather is a 2012 doctoral graduate of Pennsylvania State University, where Bread Loaf professor Cheryl Glenn was her dissertation adviser.
Janet Atkins MA ’97 MLitt ’08 was named a finalist in the 2013 Sidney Lanier Award Poetry Competition for her poem “Retrospective on an Empty Nest.”
JoBeth Allen, professor of language and literacy within the College of Education at the University of Georgia and Bread Loaf faculty member in 1997 and 2001, received the 2012 National Council of Teachers of English Outstanding Educator in the English Language Arts Award, which recognizes a distinguished national or international educator who has made major contributions to the field of language arts in elementary education.
David Huddle, professor emeritus at the University of Vermont and longtime member of the Bread Loaf/Vermont faculty, received the PEN New England Award for Poetry for his new collection Blacksnake at the Family Reunion (LSU Press, 2012).
Sam Swope, 1976 graduate of Middlebury College and Bread Loaf/Vermont faculty member, was a featured speaker at the Ninth China Children’s Reading Forum in Nanjing in April 2013. His book, I Am a Pencil (Simplified Chinese Edition), was chosen as one of the recommended books by the organizing committee.
Publications and Achievements
Novelist and Middlebury College writer in residence Julia Alvarez (attended Bread Loaf in ’79 and ’80) published “Stories to Steer By” in the December 2012/January 2013 edition of the Progressive. In it, Alvarez describes the power of stories to kindle the imagination and spirit into action.
Bread Loaf director Emily Bartels and Bread Loaf/Oxford faculty member and on-site director Emma Smith have coedited a new collection, Marlowe in Context (Cambridge University Press, 2013), which includes essays by Bread Loaf faculty members Lars Engle, Jacques Lezra, Elizabeth Spiller, and Thomas Cartelli.
Mohsin Tejani MA ’01, in collaboration with Andover Bread Loaf, established the Karachi School of Writing in Pakistan, which functions as a comprehensive community writing center and addresses the literacy needs of students, professionals, and organizations, using the arts, technology, and other resources.
Daniel Picker MA ’92 published his first book of poetry, Steep Stony Road (Viral Cat Press, July 2012). The book includes the poem “River Goddess,” winner of Harvard University’s Dudley Review poetry prize.
Myra Shapiro MA ’73 published a book of poems titled 12 Floors Above Earth (Antrim House, 2012), which draws upon her Jewish background, love of family, and rejection of convention.
Alexander Huang, Bread Loaf faculty member and associate professor of English, theater, and international affairs at George Washington University, published Weltliterature und Welttheater: Ästhetischer Humanismus in der kulturellen Globalisierung [World Literature and World Theater: Aesthetic Humanism in Cultural Globalization] (Transcript Verlag, July 2012), thanks in part to a Stiftung Mercator grant.
Jeffrey Shoulson, Bread Loaf/Vermont faculty member and Doris and Simon Konover Chair in Judaic Studies and director of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life at the University of Connecticut, published Fictions of Conversion: Jews, Christians, and Cultures of Change in Early Modern England (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013).