Ruth Forman, poet and Bread Loaf faculty member, has received a 2014 District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities Fellowship.
Jeffrey Shoulson, Bread Loaf/Vermont faculty member and Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies, Director of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, Professor of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, and Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, presented "The Jewish Idea of Biblical Poetry in Translation" this December at the Annual Convention of the Association of Jewish Studies.
Christine Gerrard, Bread Loaf/Oxford faculty member, Fellow and Tutor in English at Lady Margaret Hall and Lecturer in English at the University of Oxford, has edited The Complete Correspondence of Samuel Richardson, Vol. 1 (Cambridge University Press, 2013). This volume contains the prolific letter-writer's letters to and from Aaron Hill, the poet, dramatist and entrepreneur.
Jesse Alemán's article, "Days of the (Un)Dead: Vampires, Zombies, and Other Forms of Chicano/a Horror in Film," appears in the book collection Latinos and Narrative Media (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2013). Alemán, a professor of English at the University of New Mexico, reports that the idea for the article first emerged from teaching a horror sequence in his Bread Loaf course on Southwestern Literature and Film.
Lars Engle, James G. Watson Professor of English at the University of Tulsa who will be teaching at the Bread Loaf/Oxford campus this summer, has published Studying Shakespeare's Contemporaries, coauthored with Eric Rasmussen (Wiley Blackwell, 2014). The guide, organized by theme, features playwrights such as Kyd, Marlowe, Jonson, Webster, and Middleton.
Bread Loaf professors Andrea Lunsford (Stanford) and Cheryl Glenn (Penn State) delivered the keynote address at the 2013 Feminisms and Rhetorics Conference held at Stanford in September. Their keynote, "Sister Rhetors World Wide" was followed by a surprise celebration in honor of Lunsford's contributions to the discipline. The two also led a workshop on feminist historiography.
Long-time Bread Loaf faculty member and Director of the Theater Program Alan MacVey has been elected to the College of Fellows of the American Theatre, an organization that honors professional and academic theater artists and scholars. MacVey will be inducted next April at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
Michael Katz, C.V. Starr Professor Emeritus of Russian and East European Studies at Middlebury College, delivered a paper (in Russian) entitled "Problems in Anglo-American Translation: Cockney or Cowboy?" at the 8th International Seminar of Translators of the Works of Leo Tolstoy and Other Russian Classics, held at Tolstoy's home Yasnaya polyana in August.
Bread Loaf faculty member and Professor of English at the University of Arizona Damián Baca has been appointed to serve as Chair of the Standing Committee on International Concerns for NCTE, a committee charged with identifying and developing relationships with organizations for teachers of mother-tongue literacy in countries in the western hemisphere in order to promote knowledge exchange among those organizations.
Mary Floyd-Wilson, Bread Loaf faculty member and Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has published Occult Knowledge, Science, and Gender on the Shakespearean Stage (Cambridge University Press, July 2013), an exploration of the belief in the occult in relation to women and scientific knowledge in the early modern era.
Simon J. Ortiz, Bread Loaf faculty member and Regents Professor of English and American Indian Studies, Arizona State University, has been awarded the Golden Tibetan Antelope Prize for International Poetry by the Qinghai Lake International Poetry Festival (August 2013, Xining Province, China). Ortiz’s poetry collection, Going for the Rainy, has been published in a bilingual edition (Chinese and English) by Tsingua University Press (June 2013; originally published in 1976 by Harper & Row).
The University of Virginia has appointed Bread Loaf faculty member Victor Luftig to the position of Academic Coordinator for Semester at Sea. He sailed as Academic Dean on the Spring 2012 voyage and will hold the same position on the Summer 2015 voyage. Luftig directs UVA's Center for the Liberal Arts, which offers content programs for K-12 teachers in a variety of subjects.
Alexander Huang, Bread Loaf faculty member and Professor of English at George Washington University, has co-founded and co-directs the George Washington University Digital Humanities Institute, launched this September to promote both close reading and distant reading skills, to transform scholarly writing, and to support teaching and research projects that take stock of the place of the humanities in today's digital culture.
JoBeth Allen, professor of language and literacy within the College of Education at the University of Georgia and faculty member in writing at Bread Loaf in 1997 and 2001, has co-edited with Lois Alexander A Critical Inquiry Framework for K-12 Teachers: Lessons and Resources from the U.N. Rights of the Child (Teachers College Press, 2013).
Based on a three-year study in rural and urban high-poverty schools, the book shows how a group of teachers developed a critical content framework using the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Bread Loaf Professor and Neikirk Professor of English at UCLA Robert N. Watson has published a brief poem, "The Greeter," in the July 22, 2013 edition of The New Yorker magazine.
Alexander Huang, Associate Professor of English, Theatre and Dance, and International Affairs at George Washington University, and early modern studies faculty member at Bread Loaf/Santa Fe and Oxford, gave presentation in May at a bi-partisan congressional briefing on Capitol Hill to advocate for public support for the humanities.
Bread Loaf/Santa Fe professor and on-site director Cheryl Glenn spent the month of May lecturing at both Wageningen University (Wageningen) and Radboud University (Nijmegen) in The Netherlands. Her lectures and workshops focused on theories, practices, and pedagogies of academic writing, from first-year writing to the dissertation.
Django Paris has been appointed to serve as Chair of the Standing Committee on Research for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). His three-year term will begin after the 2013 Annual Convention scheduled for November 21-26, in Boston.
Bread Loaf director Emily Bartels and Bread Loaf/Oxford faculty member and on-site director Emma Smith have co-edited 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.
Bread Loaf professors Cheryl Glenn (Penn State University) and Andrea Lunsford (Stanford University) just returned from a week in Sweden, where they lectured and held symposia at Orebro University (Orebro) and Sodertorn University (Stockholm).
Sam Swope will be a featured speaker at the 9th China Children's Reading Forum in Nanjing in April of 2013. His book, I Am a Pencil (Simplified Chinese Edition), has been chosen as one of the key recommended books by the organizing committee.
Andrea Lunsford has been busily lecturing on rhetoric and writing in China.
Django Paris, Bread Loaf Associate Director, and Maisha T. Winn, Bread Loaf faculty member at North Carolina in 2012, have published Humanizing Research: Decolonizing Qualitative Inquiry with Youth and Communities (2013, SAGE).
David Huddle, Professor Emeritus at the University of Vermont and a longtime member of the Bread Loaf/Vermont faculty, has published a new collection of poetry entitled Blacksnake at the Family Reunion (LSU Press, 2012).
Jeffrey Shoulson, Bread Loaf/Vermont faculty member and Doris and Simon Konover Chair of Judaic Studies, Director of the Center for Judaic Studies and Contemporary Jewish Life, Professor of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages, and Professor of English at the University of Connecticut, has published Fictions of Conversion: Jews, Christians, and Cultures of Change in Early Modern England (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013).
JoBeth Allen, professor of language and literacy within the College of Education at the University of Georgia and faculty member in writing at Bread Loaf in 1997 and 2001, is the recipient of the 2012 NCTE Outstanding Educator in the English Language Arts Award.
Alexander Huang, Associate Professor of English, Theatre and Dance, and International Affairs at George Washington University, and early modern studies faculty member at Bread Loaf/Santa Fe and Oxford, has published Weltliterature und Welttheater: Ästhetischer Humanismus in der kulturellen Globalisierung [World Literature and World Theatre: Aesthetic Humanism in Cultural Globalization] (Transcript Verlag, July 2012).
Michael Katz, longtime Bread Loaf faculty member and C.V. Starr Professor Emeritus of Russian and East European Studies at Middlebury College, was named an Emeritus Fellow for 2011-2013 by the Mellon Foundation.
Bread Loaf faculty members Andrea Lunsford, Professor of English and Rhetoric at Stanford University, and Beverly Moss, Associate Professor of English at The Ohio State University, have published Everyone's an Author (W.W. Norton & Company, October 2012) along with Lisa Ede, Carole Clark Papper, and Keith Walters.
Sam Swope, celebrated Crumb editor, well-known children’s author, dean of the Cullman Center Institute for Teachers at The New York Public Library, and faculty member at Bread Loaf/Vermont, has initiated a new project that is already making the news. His Academy for Teachers, spotlighted in the Wall Street Journal, inspires and supports teachers by bringing them together with scholars for master classes and exchanges of ideas and strategies.
Michael Armstrong, former Head Teacher at Harwell Primary School in England,
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
Sara Blair, Professor of English at the University of Michigan and a long-time faculty member at Bread Loaf / Vermont,
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,
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).
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.
Tracy K. Smith, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Princeton University, and a new member of the Bread Loaf/Vermont faculty, was awarded the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for her book, Life on Mars: Poems (Graywolf Press, 2011),
Robert Burns Stepto, Professor of English, African American Studies, and American Studies at Yale University,
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).
Maisha T. Winn, Associate Professor in Language, Literacy, and Culture at Emory University and a new member of the Bread Loaf faculty,
Michael Wood, Charles Barnwell Straut Professor of English at Princeton University, and a regular member of the Bread Loaf/Vermont faculty,
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.