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Emily C. Bartels published Speaking of the Moor: From “Alcazar” to “Othello.”

John Belton published work on filmmakers Howard Hawks and John Ford in MLN: Modern Language Notes and on the digital manipulation of color in cinema in Film Quarterly. His 2002 October article on digital cinema was recently translated into Russian and reprinted in Illuminace. He was awarded the 2008 Academy Film Scholar Fellowship from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Matthew S. Buckley
received a Rutgers University Research Council Grant to support his project on The Recueil Fossard: A Critical Edition. He has an article on the body and meaning in early commedia dell’arte forthcoming in Theatre Survey.

Abena P. A. Busia gave an invited lecture on globalization and family structures in Africa at the Social Trends Institute Expert Meeting in Barcelona in March 2008.

Ann Baynes Coiro published an article on John Milton and the Restoration book trade in Milton Studies. She gave invited lectures at Penn State University and Columbia University, and presented a paper at the Shakespeare Association of America Annual Conference in Dallas. The Rutgers University representative to the Folger Institute’s executive council, she also chairs the program committee for the institute. She is a member of the MLA executive committee for seventeenth-century English literature.

Elin Diamond organized the Translation³ conference at Rutgers University in April 2007.

William C. Dowling published Confessions of a Spoilsport: My Life and Hard Times Fighting Sports Corruption at an Old Eastern University. His book, Oliver Wendell Holmes in Paris: Medicine, Theology, and the Autocrat of the Breakfast Table, was recognized as a 2007 Honor Book by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

Brad Evans edited a special issue on anthropology and literary studies for Criticism. He has been working on the restoration of photographer Edward Curtis’s 1914 silent film, In the Land of the Head Hunters, which will be screened this year at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles, the Moore Theater in Seattle, the Field Museum in Chicago, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, and Rutgers University.

Lynn Festa published Sentimental Figures of Empire in Eighteenth-Century Britain and France. She was awarded a Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies to work on her next book, The Personality of Things in Eighteenth-Century Britain.

Kate Flint was awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship at the Huntington Library, where she will work on her book project examining the relationship between writing and photography. She delivered keynote lectures at the Idea of America in Nineteenth Century British Studies Conference and at the Evidence of Reading/Reading the Evidence Conference, both held this summer at the Institute of English Studies at the University of London. This September, she will deliver a keynote lecture at the Century’s End Conference at Queen’s University in Belfast. Her book, The Transatlantic Indian, 1785-1930, is forthcoming from Princeton University Press.

Sandy Flitterman-Lewis gave an invited lecture on French filmmakers Agnes Varda and Marguerite Duras at the Institut National de l’Histoire de l’Art in Paris in March 2007.

Thomas C. Fulton was awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to complete the research and writing for his book, Milton’s Revolutionary Reading.

William H. Galperin edited a Longman Cultural Edition of Persuasion.

Christopher P. Iannini was awarded a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies to complete the research and writing for his book, Fatal Revolutions: Caribbean Nature and the Routes of American Literature.

Gregory S. Jackson has a book, The Word and Its Witness: The Spiritualization of American Realism, forthcoming from the University of Chicago Press.

Colin Jager was awarded a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies to work on his next book, Romanticism and Secularism. He gave invited lectures at the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Maryland, College Park; and Yale University.

Myra Jehlen has a book, Five Fictions in Search of Truth, forthcoming from Princeton University Press.

Stacy S. Klein was appointed executive director of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists. She gave an invited lecture at the University of Pennsylvania and was a roundtable panelist at the Medieval Academy Annual Meeting at the University of Toronto. She has several forthcoming articles: on medieval misogynies in The Oxford Handbook of Medieval English Literature; on the Old English verse Judith in Gender and Anglo-Saxon Hagiography; and on mourning and the production of community in Anglo-Saxon literature in Laments for the Lost: Medieval Mourning and Elegy.

Richard Koszarski published Hollywood on the Hudson: Film and Television in New York from Griffith to Sarnoff. He co-hosted Fort Lee Today on Bergen Community Television, and introduced the film, Foolish Wives, for the City University of New York’s City Cinematheque Program. He was interviewed for the Lucasfilm documentary, Erich von Stroheim: Profligate Genius, included in The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones DVD set, as well as for Richard Shickel’s PBS documentary, You Must Remember This: The Warner Bros. Story.

Jonathan Brody Kramnick was selected as a faculty fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center, where he will work on his next project, Problems of Consciousness in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Philosophy. He gave invited lectures at Rice University, Yale University, and the Stanford Humanities Center. He has a forthcoming article on print culture in The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, and another on Lucretius in Matters of Life and Death.

John Kucich delivered the keynote lecture at the Victorians Institute Conference at the University of Alabama, and was a roundtable panelist at The Future of Victorian Studies Conference at the University of Michigan. He organized the Making History: Rethinking Master Narratives Conference at Rutgers University in March 2007.

David Kurnick gave invited lectures at the University of Pennsylvania; the University of California, Los Angeles; the State University of New York at Binghamton; and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Carter A. Mathes received the Global Opportunity Award from the School of Arts and Sciences to complete archival research in Jamaica, and was selected as a Scholar-in-Residence at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, where he will work to complete his book, Imagine the Sound: Black Radicalism and Experimental Form in Post-1965 African-American Literary Culture.

John A. McClure published Partial Faiths: Postsecular Fiction in the Age of Pynchon and Morrison.

Meredith L. McGill edited The Traffic in Poems: Nineteenth-Century Poetry and Transatlantic Exchange. She organized the Global Poetess Symposium in May for the Center for Cultural Analysis, which featured presentations by Rutgers English alumni Max Cavitch (PhD 2001) and Jason R. Rudy (PhD 2004). She has been appointed director of the Center for Cultural Analysis for the next two years.

Michael McKeon spent time last spring in Paris, where he taught a doctoral seminar at the Institut du Monde Anglophone at the Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle. The seminar, on the idea of the public sphere in seventeenth and eighteenth century Britain, was attended by French graduate students specializing in English literature. While in Europe, he also gave invited lectures at the University of Lausanne, the University of Zurich, the University of Mulhouse, the University of Strasbourg, the University of Freiburg, Sapienza University of Rome, John Cabot University, Oxford University, York University, and the University of Cambridge.

Richard E. Miller delivered keynote lectures at the University of Toronto’s 2008 Humanities Retreat and at the Literacies of Hope Conference in Beijing. He gave invited lectures at Stanford University, Brandeis University, St. John’s University, Fordham University, Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the University of Pittsburgh. This summer, he was a visiting professor at Ohio State University’s Digital Media and Composition Seminar. The third edition of The New Humanities Reader, the textbook he designed and co-edited with Kurt Spellmeyer to prepare students to think, read, and write about the enduring challenges and opportunities of our time, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin.

Sonali Perera published an article on feminist literature and socialist ethics in differences, and another article on Marxist ethics in contemporary Sri Lanka in Postcolonial Studies. She gave an invited lecture at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Barry V. Qualls co-edited, with Susan J. Wolfson, a Longman Cultural Edition of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Secret Sharer, and Transformation: Three Tales of Doubles.

Dianne F. Sadoff gave invited lectures at Indiana University South Bend and Temple University. Her book, Victorian Vogue: Nineteenth-Century British Novels on Screen, is forthcoming from the University of Minnesota Press.

Evie Shockley was invited to read from her poetry collection, a half-red sea, at the Writers from Rutgers Reading Series, the Academy of American Poets Bryant Park Reading Series, the Poetry Now Series at Williams College, the Fishouse Reading Series at Bowdoin College, the Poets Out Loud Reading Series at Fordham University, and the Center for Book Arts Broadside Reading Series. Her poem “a thousand words” was reproduced at an art exhibition, held in South Africa in 2007, commemorating the thirtieth anniversary of the death of anti-apartheid activist Stephen Bantu Biko. She was elected to serve on the MLA executive committee for twentieth century American literature.

Larry Scanlon organized the Formalisms New and Old Conference at Rutgers University in April 2008, which featured presentations by Rutgers English alumnus Christopher Warley (PhD 2000) and doctoral candidates Colleen R. Rosenfeld and Scott Trudell.

Jonah Siegel edited The Emergence of the Modern Museum: An Anthology of Nineteenth-Century Sources. In March, he presented a paper at the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Annual Conference held in Bologna. He was elected to serve on the MLA executive committee for the Victorian period.

Kurt Spellmeyer co-edited, with Richard E. Miller, the third edition of The New Humanities Reader, forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin.

Henry S. Turner published Shakespeare’s Double Helix and an article on literature and mapping in early modern England in The History of Cartography: Cartography in the European Renassaince. His book, The English Renaissance Stage: Geometry, Poetics, and the Practical Spatial Arts, 1580-1630, was awarded Honorable Mention for the 2007 Michelle Kendrick Memorial Book Prize by the Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts. The director of the Program in Early Modern Studies at Rutgers, he organized the Historicisms and Its Discontents Conference in October 2007, and the New Horizons in Early Modern Studies Colloquium in April 2008, which featured presentations by Rutgers faculty from the English, French, philosophy, and art history departments. He delivered a keynote lecture at St. Johns University.

Rebecca L. Walkowitz edited Immigrant Fictions: Contemporary Literature in an Age of Globalization. Her book, Cosmopolitan Style: Modernism beyond the Nation, was awarded Honorable Mention for the 2008 Barbara Perkins and George Perkins Award by the Society for the Study of Narrative Literature. She co-authored an article with Douglas Mao on new modernist studies in PMLA, and has an article on Kazuo Ishiguro forthcoming in NOVEL. She gave invited lectures at Texas A&M University, Yale University, Harvard University, Drew University, Columbia University, and Penn State University. She became co-editor of Contemporary Literature in June and was elected program chair of the Modernist Studies Association. The coordinator of the Modernism & Globalization Seminar Series at Rutgers, she organized the Modernism’s Transnational Futures Symposium in November 2007, which featured presentations by Rutgers English faculty Marianne DeKoven, Elin Diamond, and John A. McClure.

Cheryl A. Wall was named the Board of Governors Zora Neale Hurston Professor of English in January 2008. She co-edited, with Rutgers alumna Linda Janet Holmes, Savoring the Salt: The Legacy of Toni Cade Bambara. With Rutgers University President Richard L. McCormick, she co-chairs the university’s diversity and equity initiative.

Edlie L. Wong published a review essay on recent scholarship on slavery in American Quarterly, and an art exhibit catalog of the work of digital artist Kinga Araya, Passing Estragement / Étrangère de passage. She has an article on anti-slavery literature and law forthcoming in American Literature, and gave invited lectures at Temple University and Villanova University. Her book, Neither Fugitive Nor Free: Slavery, Freedom Suits, and the Legal Culture of Travel, is forthcoming from New York University Press.