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Two English faculty offered book contracts

Drs. Glenn Jellenik and Ty Hawkins, both associate professors of English, are slated to publish their new books with Palgrave Macmillan.

Jellenik is collaborating with Dr. Lissette Lopez Szwydky of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville on an edited collection called Adaptation Before Cinema: Literary and Visual Convergence from the Middle Ages through the 19th Century. In addition to soliciting and cultivating the collection’s essays, Jellenik also is co-authoring the text’s introduction and contributing a chapter entitled “Adaptation as the Art Form of Democracy: Godwin, Wollstonecraft, Robinson and the Rise of the Novelization.” Palgrave will publish Adaptation Before Cinema as part of its Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture series, which is edited by Drs. Julie Grossman (Lemoyne College) and Barton Palmer (U Cal San Diego). This is Jellenik’s second book. His first was the edited collection 10 Years After Katrina: Critical Perspectives on Hurricane Katrina’s Effect on American Culture and Identity (Lexington, 2014), with his UCA English department colleague Dr. Mary Ruth Marotte.

Meanwhile, Hawkins has co-authored a monograph with Dr. Andrew Kim, an ethicist at Marquette University, entitled Just War Theory and Literary Studies: An Invitation to Dialogue. Palgrave will publish this book as part of its American Literature Readings in the 21st Century series, edited by Dr. Linda Wagner-Martin, Hanes Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This is Hawkins’s third book in Dr. Wagner-Martin’s series. The previous two are single-author monographs called Reading Vietnam Amid the War on Terror (2012) and Cormac McCarthy’s Philosophy (2017).




Backstage on Broadway:  UCA graduate student Eliza Killey (right) chats backstage with four-time Tony Award winning playwright Terrence McNally (center) and six-time Emmy Award winning actor Tyne Daly (left) following a preview performance of McNally’s new play, Mothers and Sons.  The production, which stars Daly, is McNally’s twentieth Broadway play.  While pursuing her M. A. in English at UCA, Killey has worked on the team producing three volumes of McNally’s plays and prose.





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