Friday, July 31, 2015
July 31, 2015: Scholars on Fire: Temple Colleagues
[As we near the dog days of summer, a series on a handful of AmericanStudies scholars bringing the fire through their work and voices. I’d love to hear in comments about scholars whose work lights a fire under you!]
A trio of colleagues from the Temple University graduate program who have embarked on the next stages of their scholarly careers (as has the Temple classmate about whom I’ve written before in this space, Jeff Renye).
1) Matt Chambers: Matt’s first book, Modernism, Periodicals, and Cultural Poetics, was just published this month by Palgrave Macmillan. He teaches at Poland’s Univesity of Lodz, as a faculty member in Transatlantic and Media Studies. I can’t wait to see where my long-ago Temple office-mate, and one of the best poets and poet-scholars I know, goes next!
2) April Logan: Between taking part in an NEH institute, directing a Salisbury University conference on American Women Writers of Color, and working with the Pauline Elizabeth Hopkins Society—as well as raising twins!—April’s been plenty busy in recent years. All those interests come together in her book project on representation and late 19th century African American women writers, which I very much look forward to reading!
3) Gina Masucci MacKenzie: Gina’s first book, The Theatre of the Real: Yeats, Beckett, and Sondheim (Ohio State, 2008), established her immediately as a vital new voice in theater and drama studies. Since then she’s continued to develop her scholarly interests and profile, while editing a new Barnes & Noble edition of Freud’s Interpretation of Dreams and coordinating writing at Philadelphia’s Holy Family University. Like all of the scholars on whom I’ve focused this week, she’s clearly just getting started!
July Recap this weekend,
PS. One more time: scholars you’d share?