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New Books and Works Published by UAF Faculty

  • Chris Coffman, Associate Professor of English, recently published an article entitled "The Migrating Look: Visual Economies of Queer Desire in The Book of Salt" in Texas Studies in Literature and Language 56.2 (Summer 2014).  Her new article on Gertrude Stein's The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas is forthcoming in the winter 2014 issue of Arizona Quarterly.  She has been recently elected Secretary of the International Comparative Literature Associations Gender Studies Committee.
  • Jennifer Schell, Assistant Professor of English, has a new book through the University of Massachusetts Press, entitled A Bold and Hardy Race of Men:  The Lives and Literature of American Whalemen, focusing on masculinity in American whaling literature.
  • Daryl Farmer, Assistant Professor of English, has a new short story published in the Summer 2013 issue of  The Whitefish Review titled "Where We Land" and his book Bicycling beyond the Divide was release in paperback in December, 2012.
  • Gerri Brightwell, Associate Professor of Creative Writing, has a new publication: her short story "North" has just been published in Conte (Vol 9 issue 1).  Upcoming publications include her short stories "Sunk" (Redivider fall, 2013), "His Good Fortune" (Fiction Southwest, fall 2013), "Lagniappe" (Los Angeles Review, November 2013), and "Beast" (Gargoyle, summer 2014).
  • Derick Burleson, Associate Professor of English, has recently had two books of poems published: 

2014-15 Writing Contest Winners

Use your words to win cash.

The English department wishes to thank all the students that turned in entries to our writing contest.
The winners of the 2014-15 writing contest are:
Harold McCracken Poetry Endowment
     Maeve Kirk for her entry "Salt"
E.L. Bartlett Prize for Literary Criticism
    Chanelle Fournier for her entry "Language and the Search for Identity: Code Switching in Where We Once Belonged"
Minnie E. Wells Award for Litereary Criticism
    Tia Tidwell for her entry "The Ambiguous Architect: Balancing the Active Child in an Adult Frame"
Northern Lights Essay Contest: Undergraduate Division
    Jenny Dale for her entry "Rhubarb Reflections"
Northern Lights Essay Contest: Graduate Division
    Megan Bush for her entry "Tipped Towards Gravity"
Farthest North Fiction Contest
    Craig Sanders for his entry "God Bless Those Bastards in Kansas"
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