Distinguished Teaching Professor of English Beth McCoy’s essay “Second Line and the Art of Witness: Steve Prince’s Katrina Suite” appears in the most recent issue (78) of the journal Image.
Steve Almond, author of ten books — including the nonfiction Candy Freak and Rock and Roll Can Will Save Your Life, and the story collections My Life in Heavy Metal and the recent God Bless America — will read at SUNY Geneseo as part of the all-college hour Distinguished Speakers Series this Wednesday, October 9, in the College Union Ballroom.
The event begins at 2:30. There will be a reception and book signing afterwards, and the bookstore will have God Bless America for sale.
Three Geneseo English major alumni, all now in graduate programs in English, delivered papers last month at the 2013 International Conference on Romanticism at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. The session, entitled “Versions of Romantic Love,” was organized and chaired by SUNY Geneseo Distinguished Teaching Professor Gene Stelzig. Andrew Kay, currently finishing his doctoral dissertation at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, read a paper on “Keats’s Death-Centered Poetics and the Allegory of Reading”; Elly Weybright, in her second year at the CUNY Graduate Center, read a paper on “Byron’s Hebrew Melodies: Romanticizing an Old Testament Tradition of Love”; and Will Porter, in his first year at Harvard University, read a paper on “The Single Life: Love at Walden Pond.”