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Faculty Achievements

YHC’s English faculty members are actively involved in scholarly pursuits. See what we’ve got going on:

  • Instructor of English Rosemary Royston's chapbook titled Splitting the Soil will be released in 2014. She also published a paper in the KB Journal, titled “Positive Identification through Being the ‘Occasional Asshole’: A Burkeian Analysis of “Dear John,” by Poet Tony Hoagland."
  • Assistant Professor of English Dr. Jim Bishop presented a paper titled "Dropping Possums and Chunkin' Punkins; Or, How Material Ecocriticism Helped Me Learn to Love Clay County," at the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment biannual conference in Lawrence, Kansas in the summer of 2013.
  • Associate Professor of English Dr. Mark Rollins presented a paper titled "Lies Exposed a Few Miles above Gravesend: Heart of Darkness and the Greater Romantic Lyric" at the annual conference of the College English Association in Savannah in 2013.
  • Assistant Professor of English Dr. Jim Bishop's essay, "Kach'i: Garbage Birds in a Post-Industrial Landscape" appeared in Trash Animals, co-edited by Phillip David Johnson, II, and Kelsi Nagy, and published by University of Minnesota Press, 2013.   
  • Assistant Professor of English Jim Bishop's essay, "The Real Big Kill: Authenticity, Ecology, and Narrative in Southern Frontier Humor," appeared in Beyond Southern Frontier Humor: New Approaches, edited by Ed Piacentino and published by University Press of Mississippi, 2013.
  • In 2013, Instructor of English Rosemary Royston's poem "Where I'm From" was published in Southern Poetry Review, and her poem "On the Discovery of Aspirin" was published in Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume V: Georgia, from Texas Review Press. She also participated in a reading of poems from this anthology in April, 2013 at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta, Ga.
  • Associate Professor of English and English Department Chair Dr. Amanda Lawrence presented a paper, titled “The Color of Memory in Cristina Garcia’s Dreaming in Cuban,” at the Biannual North Georgia Arts and Letters Conference in 2012.
  • A poem by Associate Professor of English Janice Moore titled “Omen” is included in Sunrise from Blue Thunder, an anthology published by Pirene’s Fountain as a response to the Japan earthquake and tsunami. Proceeds from the sale of this book will go toward ongoing relief efforts in Japan. Three poems by Moore are part of The Southern Poetry Anthology: Georgia Poets, a fall 2011 publication by Texas Review Press. In 2011, Moore tied for first place for excellence in poetry among members of the Georgia Poetry Society and was presented with an award at Kennesaw State University.
  • Assistant Professor of English Dr. Jim Bishop has an anthology, Currents of the Universal Being: Explorations in the Literature of Energy, co-edited with Kyhl Lyndgaard and Scott Slovic, under review with Texas Tech University Press. His essay, “The Real Big Kill: Ecology, Authenticity, and Narrative in Southern Frontier Humor,” was accepted for publication in an anthology, Beyond Southern Frontier Humor: Prospects and Possibilities, edited by Ed Piacentino. His review of TLC’s Sarah Palin’s Alaska appeared in the Summer 2011 edition of Precipitate, 2.2.
  • Associate Professor of English Dr. Mark Rollins’ article “Another Way 'The letter killeth’: Classical Study in Jude the Obscure” was published in the Spring 2011 edition of The Hardy Review, 13.1. Dr. Rollins presented a paper titled “The Profitable Reading of Fancy: Indeterminacy in Under the Greenwood Tree” at The Thomas Hardy Association conference at Yale University in New Haven in June 2011.