AEOLIAN HARPINGS ________________________________________________________________________ November 20, 2009 Department of English Volume XLIII, Number 7 Baylor University _____________________________________________________________ Dr. Josh King’s articles, “The Problem of English Metrical Law: Patmore, Hopkins, and Feeling the Beat,” has been accepted for publication in a special coordinated issue of two journals: Victorian Poetry and the Hopkins Quarterly. **** Dr. Richard Russell has had the following two notes accepted for publication: “A Keatsian Echo in Cormac McCarthy’s The Orchard Keeper,” forthcoming in The Cormac McCarthy Review, December, 2009, and “Allusions to Wilfred Owen’s ‘An Anthem For Doomed Youth’ in Malcolm Lowry’s Under the Volcano,” forthcoming in Notes on Contemporary Literature 40.2, March 2010. **** Dr. Richard Russell presented a paper entitled, “Seamus Heaney's The Cure at Troy and Sophocles' Philoctetes,” as part of the “Contemporary Practices of Classical Drama” panel at the annual meeting of the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics in Denver, Colorado, October 9-11, 2009. **** Dr. William V. Davis’s poems “Winter Trees,” “A Winter Revelation,” and “Poem on My Birthday” have been published in New Texas: A Journal of Literature and Culture (2009), 26-28. **** Dr. William V. Davis’s poems, “Scenes from Childhood,” “Ghost,” and “Rereading Auden,” have been published in The Sewanee Review, CXVII: 4 (Fall, 2009), 535-537. **** Dr. Jesse T. Airaudi presented a paper entitled “Practically Picasso: The ‘New Student Epistemology’ and Artwork in the Literature Classroom,” in the College English Association section at the 2009 SCMLA Conference in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on October 30. **** Adrienne Akins had an article, “Saving Face: A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Corporate Downsizing in Death of a Salesman,” accepted for publication in The Arthur Miller Journal. **** Danielle Williams presented a paper entitled “The Mystery of Creation in the Poetry of Elizabeth Jennings” at the Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature in Houston, Texas. **** Laura Bedwell’s article “Pear’s Biblical Paraphrase” has been accepted for publication by Medieval Perspectives, the proceedings journal for the Southeastern Medieval Association. At the SEMA conference last week, this paper was named the outstanding graduate student paper for Medieval Perspectives 24. **** Jeffrey Bilbro’s article “From Violence to Silence: The Rhetorical Means and Ends of Thomas Merton's Antipoetry” has been accepted for publication in The Merton Annual: Studies in Culture, Spirituality and Social Concerns. GRADUATE STUDIES Information has been received from Summer Literary Seminars concerning the creative writing workshops being offered. Programs being offered include Nairobi-Lamu, Kenya, December 13-28, Montreal, June 13-28, and Vilnius, Lithuania, August 1-14. For more information, please visit their website at www.sumlitsem.org, or see the flier on file in CS 106. **** Information has been received from AMBergh Education concerning a study-abroad program in Russia and Ukraine. For more information, please visit their website at www.russian-in-russian.com, or see the packet on file in CS 106. **** Information has been received from Western Michigan University concerning their Prague summer program for creative writing students. Fellowships will be awarded in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and playwriting from $750-$1,000. Application deadlines are February 15, 2010. For more information, please visit their website at www.praguesummer.com, or see the flier on file in CS 106. CONFERENCES-CALLS FOR PAPERS Information has been received from Blue Mesa Review concerning their annual fiction contest. Along with having the submission published in Blue Mesa Review, the winner will also receive $1,000. Submissions should be limited to 7,000 words, and a $15 check payable to UNM-BMR should be included. Submissions must be postmarked by December 31, 2009. Entries can be sent to BMR Fiction Contest, Attn: Suzanne Richardson, Managing Editor, English Department, University of New Mexico, MSC 032170 Humanities 274, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001. For more information, please visit their website at www.unm.edu/~bluemesa, or see the flier on file in CS 106. **** Information has been received from Mosaic concerning submissions for a special issue on the poetry-philosophy relation. Submissions should be at least 7,000 words, including Works Cited and notes. Provide a 50-word abstract and a list of Works Cited, as well. The essay, abstract and Works Cited should be submitted on CD, floppy or electronically, in Microsoft Word, along with three paper copies with page numbers. Enclose a signed cover letter stating that the essay is not part of a thesis or dissertation, has not been previously published, and is not being considered for publication elsewhere. Please send submissions to Mosaic, a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature, University of Manitoba, 208 Tier Building, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2, Canada. For more information, please visit their website at www.umanitoba.ca/mosaic, or see the flier on file in CS 106. **** Information has been received from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor concerning the 2010 SCMLA Conference on Christianity and Literature session seeks papers that examine the connections between Christianity and literature. Especially welcome are those papers which respond to the conference theme “New Frontiers.” Please send 300word abstracts or panel proposals by January 31, 2010 to Jessica Hooten, English Department, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, 900 College Street, Belton, TX 76513 or [email protected] For more information, please visit their website at www.ou.edu/scmla., or see the flier on file in CS 106. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Information has been received from Copper Canyon Press concerning internship opportunities. Applications will be accepted year round. Interns will review manuscripts, edit proofread, design catalogues & press kits, facilitate social media, and perform many other duties for a 10 week period. For more information, please contact Janet Jones at [email protected], (360) 385-4925, or see the flier on file in CS 106. **** Echoes of the Aeolian Harp Members of the ad hoc committee to present ways to increase enrollment in upperdivision classes will meet on Wednesday, February 18, in AB 102 at 2:00 p.m. From The Question Mark 22:19 (11 February 1981).