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Accomplishments of Arts and Humanities Faculty

KEENE, N.H. 6/16/04 - These are among accomplishments of Keene State College Arts and Humanities faculty since the winter:

Ali Lichtenstein, adjunct faculty in English and women’s studies, presented a theory-grounded experiential workshop, “Writing to Expand Margins, Transgress Boundaries and Cross Thresholds,” at the Union Institute and University’s international symposium on “Margins, Boundaries and Thresholds: Creativity Across the Disciplines” in Montpelier, Vt. She also presented her current research about building strong academic writing classrooms in a session she led titled “Writing in Community: Culture, Spirituality, and Creative Process” at the November New England Faculty Consortium Conference in Waltham, Mass.

Anne-Marie Mallon, professor of English and women’s studies, is one of five new editors of Prentice-Hall’s recently published eighth edition of the two volume Anthology of American Literature. The text is one of the most widely used literature survey anthologies in college classrooms across the country.

Diane Monahan, assistant professor of communication, recently presented her work on “The Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication” at the National Communication Association’s Annual Convention in Miami, Fla.

Gregory T. Knouff, assistant professor of history, had his book The Soldiers’ Revolution: Pennsylvanians in Arms and the Forging of Early American Identity published by the Pennsylvania State University Press.

Ann J. Atkinson, assistant professor of communication, had her essay “Lou Henry Hoover: Mining the Possibilities as Leader and First Lady” published in Inventing a Voice: The Rhetoric of American First Ladies of the Twentieth Century.

Mark Timney, assistant professor of journalism, won first place in the educational/instructional category of the Broadcast Educators Association’s annual Media Arts Festival for his video “Inside the Mass Media: Television Tour.” The video is part of a series of tapes that Timney created for distribution by McGraw-Hill.

Robin Dizard, associate professor of English, presented “Christina Stead’s The Man Who Loved Children: Portrait of Colonialism” at the Connecting Cultures conference at the University of Kent, in the U.K. April 4-6.

Jeff Friedman, adjunct in English, had his poem “Punishment” published in the April 12 issue of The New Republic. His recent work has also appeared in Saint Ann’s Review, Hunger Mountain, Luna, The Bloomsbury Review, Natural Bridge, 5 AM, and The Forward.

Larry Benaquist, professor of film studies, gave a presentation on “A Historical Look at the Depictions of Masculinity in Film” at the N.H. Humanities Council’s workshop “Coming of Age in Modern America: Teen Boys.”

Kirsti Sandy, assistant professor of English, presented “Make Your Essay Count!: Reading ‘College Help’ Sites” at the 2004 Conference on College Composition and Communication in San Antonio, Texas.

Anne-Marie Mallon, professor of English and women’s studies coordinator, presented a workshop on Willa Cather’s My Antonia at the New Hampshire Humanities Council’s workshop “Coming of Age in Modern America: Teen Girls Coming of Age” at the University of New Hampshire. Ali Lichtenstein, adjunct faculty in English and women’s studies, gave the keynote presentation, “Teen Girls and the Social Construction of Gender,” at the same conference.

Rodger Martin, adjunct faculty in journalism, presented his essay “Paradise Lost, A New Narrative Voice: Books 2, 5, 7, and 9” at the International Milton Congress, focused on Milton and Terrorism, held at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pa., March 11-14.

José Lezcano, professor of music, performed with flutists from Brazil, Chile, Argentina, and Peru at the invitation of the German Flute Association March 22-27. He also recently played April concerts at the Taft School in New Haven, Conn. (with flutist Sergio Pallottelli), and in Dartmouth College’s Vaughan Recital Series (with cellist Sarah Cohen and guitarist John Mantegna).

Anna Kaladiouk, assistant professor of English, was awarded a Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation grant, to travel to the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Russian Literature in St. Petersburg, to complete her research on Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov and his journalistic writings.

Mark C. Long, associate professor and chair of English, had his essay on the book-length poem in the tradition of American poetry, “Ideas as Forms of Beauty: William Carlos Williams’s Paterson and A. R. Ammons’s Tape for the Turn of Year,” published in the collection of essays Rigor of Beauty: Essays in Commemoration of William Carlos Williams.

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