October 2016

Kristin Gustafson presents guest lecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

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IAS faculty member Kristin Gustafson presented a guest lecture Oct. 6 at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The presentation "Silence, stories, and resilience: How does the first draft of history matter?" brought together two media-history examples — the first was her analysis of newspaper coverage of a 1920 lynching in Duluth, Minnesota, and the second was Tom Junod's Esquire article about The Falling Man photograph — to explore how hegemony, collective memory, and social construction operate. 

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Natalie Singer-Velush Receives Honorable Mention from AWP’s Intro Journals Project

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Natalie Singer-Velush (Creative Writing & Poetics, 2016) was named among the 2016 Winners of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Intro Journals Project, with an Honorable Mention for Creative Non-Fiction for her submission “There is But One Choice: Confession or Some Form of Extinction.” The Intro Journals Project is a literary competition for the discovery and publication of the best new works by students enrolled in AWP member programs, as nominated by the programs. Winning selections are published in participating journals, including Tampa Review, Colorado Review,  and Iron Horse Literary Review, among others.  The essay contains an excerpt from her memoir, California Calling, for which she is seeking a publisher.

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Kelle Grace Gaddis publishes "My Myths" and thrives as a writer

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MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics alum Kelle Grace Gaddis (’14) is thriving as a writer.  Her first book My Myths, a poetry collection, was published by Yellow Chair Press in October 2016.  Gaddis was also published by ...

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IAS students tie for first in the Undergraduate Research category at the Washington State Lake Protection Association


Three IAS students collaborating on a project with faculty member Rob Turner presented a research poster at the 29th annual conference of the Washington State Lake Protection Association on October 6. The poster - Investigating the Ability of Mushroom Mycelium to Reduce Fecal Coliform Bacteria Contamination in Surface Water – tied for first in the Undergraduate Research category, earning the students a $50 cash prize.

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Robert Trumbull featured speaker at University of Southern California symposium on Spanish film

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IAS faculty member Robert Trumbull was a featured speaker in a one-day symposium at the University of Southern California this month on "Critical Theory, Psychoanalysis, and the Politics of the Archive in Spanish Cinema." He presented a new paper on critical theory and visual culture entitled ...

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