renowned for his popular course on Describing the Imagination at Bread Loaf/Vermont, has published a new book, What Children Know: Essays on Children's Literary and Visual Art (lulu.com).
Caroline Bicks, Associate Professor of English at Boston College, who has taught courses on early modern literature at Bread Loaf/Vermont, received (along with Jennifer Summit) the 2011 Society for the Study of Early Modern Women Collaborative Research Award
for their co-edited collection The History of British Women’s Writing, 1500-1610 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010).
Additionally, Professor Bicks published “Gender and Sexuality in Middleton’s Plays” in Thomas Middleton in Context , edited by Suzanne Gossett (Cambridge University Press, 2011); “Instructional Performances: Ophelia and the Staging of History” in Performing Pedagogy in Early Modern England , edited by Kathryn McPherson and Katherine Moncrief (Ashgate, 2011); and “Producing Girls in Mary Ward’s Convent Schools” in Gender and Early Modern Constructions of Childhood, edited by Naomi Miller and Naomi Yavneh (Ashgate, 2011).
Sara Blair, Professor of English at the University of Michigan and a long-time faculty member at Bread Loaf / Vermont,
coauthored with Eric Rosenberg, Trauma and Documentary Photography of the FSA (University of California Press, 2012).
Professor Elder has published an “Afterward: ‘Back in a time made Simple by the loss/Of detail” in Landscape History of New England , edited by Blake Harrison and Richard W. Judd (MIT Press, 2011); an article on variations in maple syrup flavor in McGill University’s online journal CuiZine ; and the introduction to Out of the Earth, published by Cork University Press.
During 2011-12, Elder has presented the keynote talk, “John Burroughs and Nature Writing,” at SUNY Oneonta and the John Burroughs Natural History Society; the plenary address for a celebration of the environmental writer Tim Robinson’s work at the National University of Ireland in Galway, Ireland; and the 2011 commencement address at George Mason University’s New Century Honors College.
has been named a Visiting Professor of the Humanities for 2012 at Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
David Huddle, Professor Emeritus at the University of Vermont, Visiting Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at Hollins College, and a longtime member of the Bread Loaf/Vermont faculty,
has published his tenth work of fiction, Nothing Can Make Me Do This (Tupelo Press, 2011).
The novel follows the innermost thoughts and intimate secrets of three generations of Housemans. Publishers Weekly praises the novel as “ravishing, charged with both desire and emotional turmoil; his insights, though sometimes unsettling, skillfully mirror reality.”
Listen to a Vermont Public Radio interview with Professor Huddle about his new novel here, read a Burlington Free Press article here, and read reviews here. This year, Huddle also published the essay “What to Say About What She’s Got,” in Austin Peay State University’s Zone 3 magazine and the story “Doubt Administration” in Green Mountains Review.
David Kirkland, Assistant Professor of English Education at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, NYU, along with Bread Loaf Associate Director Django Paris, published “Understanding ‘The Consciousness of the Verbal Artist’: The Work of Vernacular Literacies in Digital and Embodied Spaces” in Critical Perspectives on Education in Urban Settings (Teachers College Press, 2011).
Professor Kirkland was also honored in 2011 to be named a Fellow by the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Program.
in recognition of his outstanding record of publications, commitment to innovation in theory and practice, and understanding of the complexity of teaching and learning literacy across educational settings.
Among his many publications is Language across Difference: Ethnicity, Communication, and Youth Identities in Changing Urban Schools (Cambridge University Press, 2011).
Nicholas Perkins, Fellow of St. Hugh's College and Lecturer in English, University of Oxford, and a medievalist at the Bread Loaf/Oxford campus, curated “The Romance of the Middle Ages” at the Bodleian Library (January 28 – May 13, 2012). The exhibition highlighted the Bodleian’s collection of manuscripts and early printed books of medieval romance.
Jeffrey Shoulson, begana new position at the University of Connecticut in the fall of 2012 as the Simon and Doris Konover Chair in Judaic Studies; Director of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life; Professor of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages; and Professor of English.
Professor Shoulson, who has taught courses on early modern literature and the Bible at Bread Loaf/Vermont, published "Man and Thinker: Denis Saurat and the Old New Milton Criticism" in The New Milton Criticism, edited by Peter C. Herman and Elizabeth Sauer (Cambridge University Press, 2012). He also lectured on “Daughters and Ducats: Conversion in The Merchant of Venice” at Dickinson College in March of 2012 and “Converting the Bible in Early Modern England: The King James Bible and its Cultural Aftermath” at Ohio State University in May of 2011.
Sunday Book Review (August 26, 2011), and in Don Chaisson’s
article “New Poems by Tracy K. Smith and Dana Levin,” published
in The New Yorker (August 8, 2011).
co-edited, with Jennifer Rae Greeson, The Norton Critical Edition of Charles Chesnutt’s Conjure Stories (Norton, 2011).
Professor Stepto also presented at Complutense University in Madrid, Spain in 2012 and gave the Peters Rushton Lecture in American Literature at the University of Virginia in 2011.
Jonathan Strong, who has taught fiction writing at Tufts University and Bread Loaf/Vermont for many years, has published a new novel, More Light (Quale Press, 2011).
Professor Strong was the subject of James Morrison’s article, “Happiness in a Corner: On Jonathan Strong,” published in the Michigan Quarterly Review (2011).
Maisha T. Winn, Associate Professor in Language, Literacy, and Culture at Emory University and a new member of the Bread Loaf faculty,
gave the Keynote Address for Middlebury College’s Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration in January 2012.
In her speech, Professor Winn questioned how King’s ideals of equality and justice are to be realized in an age when there is an increasing “school to prison pipeline.”
She also presented “Still Writing in Rhythm: Youth Poets at Work in the World” at the Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) of the Teachers College at Columbia University. Winn is a Visiting Faculty Fellow at the IUME. See video of the talk here.
She is also the co-author with Latrise Johnson of Writing Instruction in Culturally Relevant Classrooms (published by the National Council of Teachers of English, 2011).
has published A Very Short Introduction to Film (Oxford University Press, 2012).
Patrick Wood Uribe, Assistant Professor of Music at Boston University, joined the Bread Loaf/Vermont faculty for the first time in 2012 though he spent many summers at the Vermont campus as a child, playing the violin in the Barn. In January, 2012, Professor Wood Uribe released the CD “Love Raise Your Voice: Music For Soprano, Violin and Piano” on MSR Classics. In May of 2012, he gave talks on “Freedom and Form: The Ambitions and Aspirations of A. B. Marx’s Theory of Composition” at the Oxford Faculty of Music Research Colloquium, University of Oxford (UK) and “Between Music Criticism and Theory: Feeling in A. B. Marx’s Theories of Form and the Berliner allgemeine musikalische Zeitung” at the Max-Planck-Insitut für Bildungsforschung in Berlin, Germany.