Faculty Publications, Presentations, and Awards

Founded by artists in 1984, the Vermont Studio Center is the largest international artists' and writers' Residency Program in the United States, hosting 50 visual artists and writers each month from across the country and around the world.
Founded by artists in 1984, the Vermont Studio Center is the largest international artists’ and writers’ Residency Program in the United States, hosting 50 visual artists and writers each month from across the country and around the world.

Diane Josefowicz spent August 2014 working at the Vermont Studio Center, where she won a grant to support a month-long residency.

Ted Kehoe recently had a short story accepted by Ploughshares. He has also reviewed some books for Arts Fuse.

In September, at the invitation of poet April Bernard, Tony Wallace visited Skidmore College to read from The Old Priest and talk with creative writing students. His short story “Museum” is currently featured in the Fall / Winter edition of Alaska Quarterly Review. Tony’s short story “Do Not Use Quotation Marks to Indicate Irony” has received a Special Mention in the 2015 Pushcart Prize anthology.

In June, Holly Schaaf presented a paper about human-animal interactions in the work of Irish poets Moya Cannon and Mary Montague at the Ireland and Ecocriticism conference in Cork and in September gave an interdisciplinary invited talk about animal behavior and cognition at Marlboro College in Vermont. Both presentations grew out of her WRX course Imagining Animal Minds, which she taught in spring 2014 and will teach again in spring 2015.

Carrie Bennett recently published her poem “[Into the Long Night]” in Anchor Issue 2 and “Expedition Notes 1-4” were published in Small Po[r]tions Issue 3. Expedition Notes 1-2 can be found in their Online Journal. They’re all part of a longer poetry project she’s been working on titled Expedition Notes: All four are part of the print journal and are being made into a poetry ephemera piece. And four more poems from Expedition Notes are forthcoming in Horse Less Press #18.

Graduate Writing Fellow Sarah Parrish contributed five catalogue entries to Art for Rollins: The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art at Rollins College, Volume II (ed. Abigail Ross Goodman, Rollins College, forthcoming 2015). She also wrote 750-word analyses of all 34 artists in the exhibition catalogue Fiber: Sculpture 1960-Present (ed. Jenelle Porter, DelMonico Books/Prestel, September 2014). The accompanying exhibition is on view through January 4, 2015, at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. Sarah took her WR100 “Crafting Culture” class to review the show for their second paper assignment and she hopes you’ll have a chance to check it out, too!

Esther Hu published an essay on Dr. Yeh Hsia-Ti, a former president of the National Taipei University of Education, in Yeh Hsia Ti Xiao Zhang Ji Nian Ji (President Yeh Hsia-Ti’s Memorial Collection) in Summer 2014 (Taipei: Hwa Kang Publishing, Chinese Culture University). “Reflections on Grandmother Yeh Hsia-Ti’s Life of Faith” includes English translation by Esther Hu of a dozen previously published Chinese sources.

In February 2014, Maria Zlateva presented a paper on pedagogical grammar in writing at the Writing Research Across Borders conference in Paris, France. In November 2014, she presented a paper on professionalization of writing faculty and also chaired a session on peer-editing and feedback in writing at the SSLW (Second Language Writing) conference at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

Somy Kim‘s book chapter “Comedic Mediations: War and Genre in The Outcasts” was published this month in Humor in Middle Eastern Cinema with Wayne State University Press. She chaired the panel “Aesthetic Politics in Elite and Mass Culture” at the annual Middle Eastern Studies Association conference in Washington D.C. where she also participated in a roundtable discussion on using technology in the classroom.

Joelle Renstrom has published:

• “Why I Lied About My Age While Traveling,” Wherever Magazine (Fall 2014)

“Science Fiction and the Loss of Technology,” Screen/Read (Nov 2014)

“Almost Humane: What sci-fi can teach us about our treatment of prisoners of war,” Slate (Oct 2014)

“How We Colonize Mars Is More Important Than When,” Slippage (Summer 2014)

“Sometimes the Magic Works: Challenging the One-Genre Myth,” Manifest Station (July 2014)

“Nothing To Worry About: On Living With Phobias,” The Toast (July 2014)


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