Faculty Scholarship

Marie Bongiovanni

  • Presented Multimedia Narratives: An Innovative Portal to Transformative Learning in Study Abroad with Andrew McVey ('12 Psychology) and Caitlin Murphy ('12 English) at the NAFSA (Association of International Educators) Annual Conference in Houston, Texas on May 30, 2012.

  • Presented research on Digital Storytelling & Study Abroad: Reflection, Articulation and Integration through Multimedia Narratives at the Forum for Education Abroad in Denver on March 22, 2012.

  • Published "Multimedia Narratives as Innovative Components to Reentry Programs" in IIE Networker, a publication of The Institute of International Education, Fall 2011.

  • Presented research on transformative learning and a sense of place in conjunction with a panel, Global Community Engagement: Lessons from the Field and Discussion of Best Practices at the Forum for Education Abroad. The annual conference, focused on “Vision and Value in Education Abroad,” was held in Charlotte, North Carolina from March 24-27, 2010.

  • Presented "Connecting the Global to the Local: Enhancing the Study of International Cultures through Community Partnerships Both at Home and Abroad" in conjunction with a workshop sponsored by the Center for Urban and Global Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, CT on January 16, 2009.

  • As a Visiting Professor of English at Umbra Institute in Spring 2008, developed and taught Comparative Journalism to students from Italy and the United States.

  • In Spring 2008 enrolled as a full-time student immersed in Italian studies with an emphasis on linguistics and literature at the Universita per Stranieri in Perugia.

  • Since January 2007 have written a biweekly newspaper column focused on natural history and other aspects of life along the Quittapahilla Creek.

  • In conjunction with research on "A Sense of Place," periodically write articles and essays focused on travel and the outdoors for The Sunday News in Lancaster, Pa. and other newspapers.

  • Contributed an article entitled "Students Studying Abroad" to Central PA Magazine in November 2006.

  • In summer 2006 earned certification in Teaching English as a Foreign Language at Interlingue TEFL International Center in Rome, Italy to complement certification in TESOL (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages) at the University of Pennsylvania.

 


Philip Billings

  • Gave a reading from and facilitated discussion about his third book, When We Talk About War (October 2008), at Covenant United Methodist Church in Lebanon as part of their "Vista" series.

  • Gave a reading from and facilitated discussion about When We Talk About War (July 2006) at Mt. Gretna as part of their summer cultural program.

 


Laura Eldred

  • Presented "Truth and . . . Verisimilitude: The Challenge of Ethical Memory in Patrick McCabe's Call Me the Breeze" at the Mid-Atlantic American Conference for Irish Studies, New York, NY, from October 17-18, 2008.

  • Presented "Compromise after a History of Violence: A Book Review of Armed Struggle: The History of the IRA by Richard English" at the Cornwall Manor Book Review Series in Cornwall, PA on July 7, 2008.

  • Published "Martin McDonagh and the Contemporary Gothic" in Martin McDonagh: A Casebook (Ed. Richard Russell. New York: Routledge, 2007, 111-130).

  • Chaired "The Contemporary Gaelic Gothic" at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association in Charlotte, NC from November 10-12, 2006.

  • Published "Francie Pig Versus the Fat Green Blob from Outer Space: Monsters and Horror Films in McCabe's The Butcher Boy" in The New Hibernia Review 10.3 (Autumn 2006: 53-67).

  • Published "Martin McDonagh's Blend of Tradition and Horrific Innovation" in The Theatre of Martin McDonagh: A World of Savage Stories (Eds. Lillian Chambers and Eamonn Jordan. Dublin: Carysfort Press, 2006, 198-213).

  • Awarded the University of North Carolina's Douglas MacMillan Dissertation Award for best dissertation in the English department in 2006.

  • Wrote multiple film reviews for RevolutionSF.com. 


Gary Grieve-Carlson

  • Published "The Fathers Run Out in the Sons: Charles Olson, Ezra Pound, and 'The Song of Ullikummi" in Paideuma 39 (2012): 163-79.

  • Published "John Winthrop in The Maximus Poems" in The New England Quarterly 84.4 (December 2011): 655-695.

  • Presented "In the Borderlands: American Poetry Engages History," October 22, 2010, U.S. Intellectual History Conference, The Graduate Center, City University of New York.

  • Presented "Plato, Whitehead, and the Idea of History in Charles Olson's The Maximus Poems," March 30-April 1, 2012, American Comparative Literature Association, Brown University.

  • Published "Archibald MacLeish, Robert Oppenheimer, and 'The Conquest of America,'" co-authored with Michael Day, in Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal 93.3-4 (Fall/Winter 2010): 281-311.

  • Published “Twilight of the Humanists: A Review of Frank Donoghue’s The Last Professors: The Corporate University and the Fate of the Humanities” in Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory 10.3 (Summer 2010): 155-159.

  • Published “A Usable Past?: Poetry and History in Robert Penn Warren’s Brother to Dragons” in Mississippi Quarterly 62.1-2 (Winter-Spring 2009): 117-136.

  • Presented “At the Boundary of the Mighty World: Charles Olson and Hesiod” on June 5, 2010, at the Charles Olson Centenary Conference at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

  • Presented “Archibald MacLeish, Robert Oppenheimer, and ‘The Conquest of America’” on Nov 13, 2009, at the United States Intellectual History Conference at the CUNY Graduate Center

  • "'The House-Top': Melville's Poem of Force," presented at the Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, February 2009.

  • Published "Enlightenment Values: Good for What Ails Us?" in Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory (9.1, Winter 2008, 112-17).

  • Presented "Delineating American Identity: 'In the American Grain' and 'The Maximus Poems'" at the Canadian Association for American Studies. Conference in Montreal, Canada on November 8, 2007.

  • Published Olson's Prose, an edited collection of essays, in October 2007 through Cambridge Scholars Publishing (Newcastle, UK).

  • Presented "Towards an American Avant Garde" at the Northeast Modern Language Association conference in Baltimore, MD, on March 2, 2007.

  • Published "Willy Loman's American Dream" in American Dreams: Dialogues in U.S. Studies (Ed. Ricardo Miguez. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007).

     


    Kevin Pry

    • Serves as the current dramaturge for Theatre Harrisburg (ongoing since 1987).

    • Serves as the current chairman/presiding workshop mentor for the Playwright's Alliance of Pennsylvania (PAPA).

    • Played the role of Lord Brockhurst in "The Boy Friend" (June-July 2008).

    • Wrote dramaturgical consulting/program notes for the following performances:
      • Social Security, a comedy (September 2008).
      • The Boy Friend, a British pastiche 1920's musical (June 2008).
      • The Mikado, a Gilbert and Sullivan operetta (May 2008).
      • Over the River and Through the Woods (April 2008).
      • Ain't Misbehavin', a Fats Waller musical revue (February 2008).
      • State of the Union, a political comedy/drama (October 2007).
      • The Full Monty, a musicalization and Americanization of the hit British movie (September 2007).
      • Steel Magnolias, a comedy/drama (April 2007).
      • The Secret Garden, a musical (March 2007).
      • Nunsense A-men, a drag version of the popular franchise musical (February 2007).
      • Fools, a Neil Simon comedy (October 2006).
      • Dreamgirls, a Motown musical (September 2006).

     


    Catherine Romagnolo  
    • Panelist, "[Un]Natural Connections: Feminist and Unnatural Plot," International Conference on Narrative 2011.

    • Panelist, "An [Un]Natural Alliance: Feminist and Unnatural Narratologies," Association for the Study of Arts of the Present 2011.

    • Presentation at Women's Leadership Symposium, Lebanon Valley College, "Women and the Power of Discourse" September 2012.

    • Panelist, "Waves of Narrative Beginnings: The Ebb of Heterosexual Romance in H.D.'s Paint it Today," International Conference on Narrative, Cleveland, OH, April 2010.

    • Published "Initiating Dialogue: Beginnings in Multicultural Narratives." New Horizons in the Analysis of World Narrative Fiction. Ed. Frederick Aldama, University of Texas Press, January 2012.

    • Published "Recessive Origins and Narrative Beginnings in Alvarez's Garcia Girls: A Feminist Theory of Narrative Beginnings," Narrative Beginnings. Ed. Brian Richardson, 2010.

    • Published entries on "An Mei Hsu," "Lindo Jong," "Jing Mei Woo," and "Ying Ying St. Clair," characters from Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club, in Students' Companion to American Literary Characters, 2006.

    • Presented "Recessive Origins and Narrative Beginnings in Alvarez's Garcia Girls." Narrative: An International Conference, Austin, TX, May 2008.

    • Presented "Circularity and Post Modern Narrative Beginnings in Toni Morrison's Beloved." Narrative: An International Conference, Washington, DC, April 2007.

    • Participated as a panelist in Project Narrative's Symposium: "Multicultural Narratives and Narrative Theory." Ohio State University, October 25-26 2007.

    • Presented "Where to Begin: Toni Morrison's Beginnings." April 2006 Narrative: An International Conference, Ontario, Canada.

    • Received HyPE Teacher Appreciation Award, Lebanon Valley College, 2006.