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									                                    The Monthly Newsletter of Kansas State University’s Department of English

      Reading Matters
Vol. 24, No. 7                                                                                     March 2010

                                                                            She will be managing the campus
PUBLICATIONS                          • Lisa Tatonetti has accepted
                                                                            Learning Center and helping
                                      the position of book review editor
                                                                            students with Reading, Writing,
• Elizabeth Dodd,                     for Studies in American Indian
                                                                            Math, Study Skills, and Time
“Homeopathy” (poem). The              Literatures.
Hamilton Stone Review 20
(Winter-Spring 2010): http://         NEWS FROM ALUMNI
                                                                            • David Murphy (MA 2008)                                                      recently published two poems in
hsr20poetry.html#homeopathy           • For his essay “You Don’t Know       The Fourth River 6 (Autumn
                                      Jack,” Eric Goold (MA 2000)           2009): “A Poem for the Man
• Lisa Tatonetti, “Visible            has won first place in an essay       Committing Suicide in the Streets
Sexualities or Invisible Nations:     contest run by the journal            of Kabul” (pp. 88-89) and (pp.
Forced to Choose in Big Eden,         Sunstone.                             86-87).
Johnny Greyeyes, and The
Business of Fancydancing.”            • Daniel Hobson (BA 2007) has         • Francine Marie Tolf (MA
GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and         entered the professional year of      2003) has two books
Gay Studies 16.1-2 (2010):            the Teacher Licensure Program at      forthcoming from North Star
157-181.                              the University of North Carolina      Press (St. Cloud): Joliet Girl (a
                                      at Asheville and plans on             memoir), and Rain, Lilies, Luck
“The Both/And of American             becoming a public high school         (her first full-length book of
Indian Literary Studies” (review      English teacher.                      poems). She was offered a
essay). Western American
                                                                            residency by the Ragdale
Literature 44.3 (Fall 2009):          • Kenneth “Kenny” Kincaid             Foundation (Lake Forest, IL) and
276-288.                              (BA 1990) reports, “I graduated       will spend two weeks there in
                                      from Kansas State in 1990 and         May. She also recently received
PRESENTATIONS                         then went on to get my Ph.D. in       a grant from the Elizabeth George
                                      Latin American History at the         Foundation.
• Jackie Kleist, “Crossing            University of Kansas. I am
Boundaries: Women’s Travel            presently employed as an              • Anne Wilbur (BA 1986, MA
Writing and Rowlandson’s              Assistant Professor of History at     1988) reports, “I’m one of those
Captivity Narrative.” Southwest/      Purdue University North Central.      people who still doesn’t know
Texas Popular Culture                 In 2008 I directed a study abroad     what she wants to do when she
Conference. Albuquerque, NM.          program to Peru and this year I       grows up, but I have tried a
10 Feb. 2010.                         am preparing for another. I am        variety of things. I have worked
                                      married with three boys.”             as a technical writer, freelance
ANNOUNCEMENTS                                                               writer/editor for magazines and
                                      • Shaunté Montgomery (MA              individual clients, and marketing/
• Donna Potts is running against      2008) has just begun a new            administrative assistant in the area
Cary Nelson for President of the      position as a Learning Specialist     of real estate. I am currently, of all
American Association of               for the Metropolitan Community        things, teaching art for grades K-
University Professors.                College in Kansas City, Missouri.     5 at my children’s school in

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Colorado Springs. Next year I              • Wednesday, March 10,                Magic, and the Remus Lupins.
will be teaching grades K-8 art. I         Union 213, 4:00-5:00 PM.              Tickets are $12.00. Sponsored
am married to my husband of                Department Colloquium. Wendy          by English, ChALC, and others.
nearly 22 years and am the                 Matlock, will speak on “Ye
mother of three children ages 17,          schuld not speke my mayster           • Monday, April 19, Forum
15 and 11. My oldest daughter              schame’: Disobedient                  Hall, 6:00-7:00 PM. Filmmaker
will be a freshman in college next         Apprentices and Unruly Wives in       Chris Eyre, described as “the
year. We had a chance to revisit           The Debate of the Carpenter’s         preeminent Native American
K- State last fall, and I still think it   Tools.”                               filmmaker of his time” by People
is one of the prettiest campuses I                                               magazine. There will be a
have ever seen. The library is             • Friday, March 26, 3:30-4:30         showing of his film, Smoke
incredible compared to my                  PM. A reading by novelist             Signals and a panel discussion led
memories of browsing aging                 Salvador Plascencia.                  by Chris Eyre, Billy Webster, and
stacks doing manual research in                                                  Lisa Tatonetti.
the old Farrell Library (although          • Friday, April 2, Union 212,
getting lost in the stacks was             3:30 PM. Reading by poet and          • Saturday, April 24, 9:00 AM -
fun)!”                                     memoirist Honor Moore, author         2:00 PM. University Open
                                           of The Bishop’s Daughter.             House.
                                           • Friday, April 9, Union 209/         • Wednesday, April 28, Union
• Friday, March 5, Union 212,              212, 3:30-6:00 PM. Cultural           212, 4:00-5:00 PM. Department
3:30 PM. Fiction Reading by                Studies symposium on Walter           Colloquium--Literature Track
novelist Ann Pancake, author of            Benjamin.                             Graduate Student Colloquium.
Strange as This Weather Has
Been.                                      • Wednesday, April 14, Union          • Friday, May 7, 8:30-9:30 PM.
                                           212, 3:00-4:00 PM. Margaret           Annual Awards Banquet.
• Saturday, March 6, Union                 Noori, Anishinaabe linguist and
Little Theater, 9:30 AM - 3:00             poet, will speak. Sponsored by        • Wednesday, May 12, Union
PM. The Power of Three                     English and American Ethnic           212, 3:30-5:00 PM. Masters of
conference. Sponsored by K-                Studies.                              the Universe. A reading by the
State’s Children’s and Adolescent                                                department’s graduating MA
Literature Community and the               • Friday, April 16, 3:30-4:30         students in Creative Writing.
Department of English, this one-           PM. A panel of English alumni
                                           from a variety of careers will talk   Reading Matters is a monthly
day conference offers an
                                           about their career paths and          publication of the Department of
opportunity for students,
                                                                                 English, ECS Building, Kansas
librarians, k-12 teachers, and             choices.
                                                                                 State University, Manhattan, KS
college and university faculty to                                                66506-6501. Editors: Philip Nel,
share perspectives on children’s           • Saturday, April 17, 5:00 PM-        Lisa Herpich, and Kelsi Hinz. The
literature. The conference will            11:00 PM, Union Main                  deadline for the next issue of
feature speakers representing              Ballroom. Hallows and                 Reading Matters is March 26,
three ways of experiencing                 Horcruxes Ball III. Wizard Rock       2010 at 5 p.m. Central time.
children’s literature — English,           concert, with proceeds to be          Please send your news to Philip
Education, and Library Science             donated to First Book.                Nel, care of the above address or
— and a keynote presentation by            Performing: Gred and Forge,           via email at <>.
                                           Justin Finch Fletchley and the        Thank you.
poet Curtis Crisler at 2 pm. For
more information and free                  Sugar Quills, the Parselmouths,       Reading Matters is on the
registration, visit: http://www.k-         the Whomping Willows, the             web at http://                           Moaning Myrtles, Ministry of

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