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4 Faculty Present at Conferences

November 14, 2012

Pictured left to right, Dr. Mark Hama, Dr. Terry Dalrymple, Dr. Mary Ellen Hartje, and Dr. Wallis Sanborn presented at regional conferences last week.

Dr. Hama presented a paper at the South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) conference in San Antonio on Darwinian sexual selection and D. H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover. The title of the paper: “Lady’s Choice: Female Sexual Selection in Lady Chatterley’s Lover.” 

Dr. Dalrymple organized and chaired a panel titled “Story in Music, Music into Story” at the annual meeting of the Western Literature Association in Lubbock. His presentation provided an introduction of the same title, and then three other panel members talked about using music (lyrics) as inspiration for fiction and read excerpts from the stories they had written for Texas Soundtrack, a collection of stories edited by Dr. Dalrymple.

Dr. Hartje also presented at SCMLA in San Antonio as a member of the Literature and Politics panel; the title of her paper: “Secrets of War: Magic Realism in Tim O’Brien’s In the Lake of the Woods.”  

Dr. Sanborn also presented at the Western Literature Association in Lubbock. His paper was titled “The Terrain and Weather as Enemy in Blood Meridian and Ceremony.”   


EML News

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    On Tuesday evening, our local chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society, inducted fifteen new members.
  • On November 2nd, Dr. Jules Gates, associate professor of English, presented her creative nonfiction poem “From His Coy Mistress” on a panel with two other creative nonfiction writers at the 2015 South Central Modern Language Conference (SCMLA) in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • Dr. Chris Ellery, a professor of English in Angelo State University’s Department of English and Modern Languages, has won first prize in the eighth biennial X.J. Kennedy Award for Creative Nonfiction administered by Rosebud Magazine.