Winter 2018 News, Part One

Faculty and Alumni News

Chair Dave Carlson was interviewed about his recent book, Imagining Sovereignty: Self-Determination in American Indian Law and Literature (University of Oklahoma Press, 2016) by James Mackay on the New Books Network.

Jessica Lewis Luck’s book review in Contemporary Literature, “New Aesthetic Criticism: Lyric Poetry and the Brain,” in which she reviews Nikki Skillman’s book Lyric in the Age of the Brain (Harvard UP), is currently #20 on the list of the journal’s “Most-Read Articles.”

J M Perez at UCLA / UCIJason Magabo Perez was invited to celebrate the release of his first full-length book, This is for the mostless, on Wednesday  January 17 at UCLA for “The Philippines and Its Elsewheres,” a speaker series sponsored by the UCLA Department of Asian American Studies, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, and UCLA Asian American Studies Center; and on Thursday January 18 at UC Irvine for “The Afterlives of Martial Law,” a year-long university and community event series sponsored by the UC Irvine Department of Asian American Studies and the University of California Humanities Research Institute.

Paula Priamos’ interview with Caroline Donahue for her Secret Library Podcast aired on January 28th. She talked with her about the process of writing her psychological thriller Inside V and the new thriller she is working on now.

Congratulationbook cover Urmstons to alumna Elisa Grajeda-Urmston (BA ’09, MFA ’11) on the publication of  Soundcheck: A Musician’s Journey in Song and Verse (Jamii Press), with artwork by Tamara Adams (Jamii Press 2017), available on Amazon. Julie Sophia Paegle writes “This book, beyond its incredible versification, its erudite and inspired poetry, its deeply moving lyrics and its almost unique ability to fathom that ‘Sadness bigger than a song,’ is indispensable for anyone living west of the Great Divide, for anyone who calls herself (despite it all) American.”

Heidi RichardsonBest wishes to alumna Heidi Richardson, our Outstanding Undergraduate Student for 2016, who has begun graduate studies at Arizona State University, pursuing a Master’s in Liberal Studies.

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