The past two months have been productive for #bsuenglish, and we have the good news to prove it!
Professor Michael Begnal
- Professor Begnal’s book The Music and Noise of the Stooges, 1967-71: Lost in the Future was published by Routledge. More information on Begnal’s critical monograph can be found here: https://www.routledge.com/The-Music-and-Noise-of-the-Stooges-1967-71-Lost-in-the-Future/Begnal/p/book/9780367648435
- Begnal also published the poem “Under Green Light” in The Twin Bill, a journal of baseball literature. Read it here: https://thetwinbill.com/under-green-light/.
Dr. Darolyn “Lyn” Jones
- Dr. Jones was invited to be a panelist with the 2021 Banned Books Week at the Kurt Vonnegut Museum Library (KVML). Fellow panelists were with news media journalist and writer, Barry Lynn and young adult author Ryan North, and young voice, Elena Recinto.
- She was invited to write a book review of Attucks! Oscar Robertson and the Team that Awakened a City by Phillip Hoose for the Edition 50, Volume 2 Fall 21 Indiana Literary Journal with the Indiana State Literacy Association (ISLA) https://drive.google.com/file/d/18pEdzpVxSt7lLzO1iXMD4aYdL7iA9eqL/view.
- She was invited to also be a guest reviewer for the academic articles in the Edition 50, Volume 2 Fall 21 edition of the Indiana Literacy Journal with the Indiana State Literacy Association (ISLA) https://drive.google.com/file/d/18pEdzpVxSt7lLzO1iXMD4aYdL7iA9eqL/view
- She was invited to be juror for a second year in a row for the 2022 Indiana Scholastic Writing Award Juror for grades 6-8 Critical Essays, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards: Alliance for Young Writers and Artist.
Mary Lou Vercellotti had two publications in November. “Understanding the Motivations to Join a Faculty Learning Community: Are We Missing a Piece of the Puzzle” discusses the interactive learning space initiative here at Ball State. In “Beyond the Rubric: Classroom Assessment Tools and Assessment Practice”, Dr. Vercellotti discusses how to use assessments as opportunities FOR learning. Get your open-access copy here: https://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume25/ej99/ej99a9/ The article is a follow-up from an earlier publication “Constructing Analytic Rubrics for Assessing Open-Ended Tasks in the Language Classroom” which is available here: https://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume24/ej96/ej96a2/
Professor Rani Deighe Crowe’s short films have continued to screen around the world:
Quiet on Set has been selected for Sunderland Shorts in Sunderland, UK, Ealing Film Festival in London, UK, and the Innuendo International Film Festival in Milan, Italy.
- She and her collaborator, Jeanette Buck, were invited to screen and speak at Cleveland State University for Quiet on Set: A Short film screening followed by a conversation on Consent, Intimacy, and Safety on Set as part of the School of Film and Media Arts Diverse Guest Speaker Series.
Her film, Heather Has Four Moms was invited to screen as part of the “Best of Bechdel Film Festival” at the She Shines Bright Film Festival in Columbus, Ohio and in the 2021 Virtual Gilbert Baker Film Festival: An International LGBTQIA+ Tribute to the Creator of the Rainbow Flag.
Rani’s short monologue film, Shelter at Home Alone, was selected for the Monologues and Poetry International film Festival in Vallejo, California.
Yusi Chen has been selected as the recipient of the 2021-2022 Ball State University Excellence in Teaching Award at the doctoral level.
Nilima Mow has been selected as the recipient of the 2021-2022 Ball State University Excellence in Teaching Award for the master’s level.
Lincoln Reed’s short story “Green Limbo” is featured in Havok Magazine’s seasonal anthology Prismatic, published December 8, 2021. His paper “Climate Chechaquos: Jack London’s ‘To Build a Fire’ (1908), a Cautionary Tale of Climate Disaster” has been accepted for the Jack London Symposium in Sonoma, CA on December 11th.