Douglas Jones, Bread Loaf faculty member and Assistant Professor of English at Rutgers University, published the book The Captive Stage: Performance and Proslavery Imagination of the Antebellum North (University of Michigan Press, July 2014).
Bread Loaf professor Michael Katz, C.V. Starr Professor Emeritus of Russian and East European Studies at Middlebury College, translated and edited The Kreutzer Sonata Variations: Lev Tolstoy’s Novella and Counterstories by Sofiya Tolstaya and Lev Lvovich Tolstoy (Yale University Press, August 2014).
Bread Loaf/Oxford faculty member Christine Gerrard was appointed Professor of English Literature in the University of Oxford English Faculty during their July 31, 2014 Recognition of Distinction ceremony.
Landmark Essays on Rhetoric and Feminism, 1973-2000 (Routledge), co-edited by Cheryl Glenn Bread Loaf/Vermont faculty member Andrea Lunsford, Louise Hewlett Nixon Professor of English Emerita at Stanford University, was published in September 2014.
Bread Loaf/Oxford professor Jeri Johnson gave the keynote address at the International James Joyce Symposium at Utrecht in June of 2014. Johnson is Sub-Rector and Peter Thompson Fellow in English at Exeter College and Lecturer in English at the University of Oxford.
Bread Loaf/Santa Fe On-site Director, Professor of English and Director of the Program of Writing and Rhetoric at Pennsylvania State University Cheryl Glenn will give the keynote lecture at the Swedish Association for American Studies at Örebro, Sweden in September 2014.
Adam Banks, Bread Loaf faculty member and Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies at the University of Kentucky, was named 2014 Rhetorician of the Year by the Young Rhetoricians’ Conference.
Bread Loaf/Vermont professor Isobel Armstrong, Emeritus Professor of English, Geoffrey Tillotson Chair, and Fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies of the University of London, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as Foreign Honorary Member.
Bread Loaf’s Associate Director, Django Paris, and H. Samy Alim have published “What Are We Seeking to Sustain Through Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy?” in the Spring, 2014 issue of Harvard Educational Review.
Bread Loaf/Vermont professor Michele Stepto, author and lecturer at Yale University, won second place prize in a national poetry contest run by Jewish Currents Magazine.
Bread Loaf/Oxford '13 faculty member Alexa Huang, English professor at George Washington University, has been named the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Global Shakespeare at Queen Mary University of London and University of Warwick for 2014-2015 and received the American Council of Learned Society's Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowship at the Folger Library in Washington, D.C., for 2015-2016. She will be working on a book entitled Shakespeare and East Asia (Oxford University Press). Professor Huang also gave a keynote on "Global Shakespeares as Methodology" at a conference at UC Irvine, April 18-19, 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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),
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).
The poems delve into science, religion, philosophy, and art as Professor Smith deals with life on Earth while contemplating the universe.
Robert Burns Stepto, Professor of English, African American Studies, and American Studies at Yale University,
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).
Michael Wood, Charles Barnwell Straut Professor of English at Princeton University, and a regular member of the Bread Loaf/Vermont faculty,
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.