The Catalyst, UW-L's creative journal, is now accepting submissions for the Spring 2014 volume. We are seeking poetry, prose, art, photography, music, and any other media from UW-L students, faculty, and staff.
As always, this semester's issue follows a theme. This issue's theme is "Make Your Mark." No matter what we end up doing in life, we always leave a mark on the lives of those around us. And they leave their mark in us. How have you affected, or been affected by, your surroundings? (Submissions outside the theme are also accepted.)
Submission deadline is April 1st. Submit by sending your work and a short bio to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accepted submissions will be included in our online magazine as well as the print version. For a free print copy of last semester's issue, email email@example.com. Payment is in contributors copies.
Dr. Kate Parker's book, Eighteenth-Century Poetry and the Rise of the Novel Reconsidered, has been published by Bucknell University Press.
Eighteenth-Century Poetry and the Rise of the Novel Reconsidered begins with the brute fact that poetry jostled up alongside novels in the bookstalls of eighteenth-century England. Indeed, by exploring unexpected collisions and collusions between poetry and novels, this volume of exciting, new essays offers a reconsideration of the literary and cultural history of the period. The novel poached from and featured poetry, and the "modern" subjects and objects privileged by "rise of the novel" scholarship are only one part of a world full of animate things and people with indistinct boundaries. Contributors: Margaret Doody, David Fairer, Sophie Gee, Heather Keenleyside, Shelley King, Christina Lupton, Kate Parker, Natalie Phillips, Aran Ruth, Wolfram Schmidgen, Joshua Swidzinski, and Courtney Weiss Smith.
Dr. Adam Putz's book, The Celtic Revival in Shakespeare's Wake, has been published by Palgrave.
Appropriation emerged during the Celtic Revival as a singular mode of engaging the Shakespearean text to conceptualise and frame Ireland’s national identities using the English language. With The Celtic Revival in Shakespeare's Wake, Adam Putz has examined the ways in which the discourse of Anglo-Irish cultural politics shaped the Shakespeares of Matthew Arnold, Edward Dowden, and W. B. Yeats. His close readings of their works in poetry and prose underscore the instability of the binary oppositions upon which these writers relied to predicate their political assertions and Shakespeare appropriations. However, Putz finds in James Joyce an urgent concern for the pernicious manner in which the discourse of Anglo-Irish cultural politics mediated the relationship with Shakespeare for a generation of Irish men and women. Therefore, Putz reconsiders periodization and literary inheritance, the nation and modernity in order to point up the contingency of those values—aesthetic, political, and religious—located in and imposed upon Shakespeare during the Revival.
Book Reading by Professor Emeritus Annette White-Parks
Friday, September 27, 7pm at
Pearl Street Books, 323 Peal Street, La Crosse
Scholar, author, and peace-activist Annette White-Parks is a Professor Emeritus of English at UW-L. Since retiring, White-Parks has revived the small literary press Freshcut, is involved in writing groups, works to find help for the homeless, and is engaged in peace-justice activities in the Portland, Oregon, community.
Dr. White-Parks (English) will read from her book about her daughter, titled My Butterfly Girl: Light Flight from Cancer, Abuse, and Schizophrenia.
Kyle Larkin served in the US Army Infantry and was deployed to Iraq during
2004 and 2005. He recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin--La
Crosse, double majoring in Literature and Philosophy, and is writing a
novel about the Iraq War. His essay "Convoy" appears in the recent issue of Tikkun, and is available here:
November 1, 2012
Murphy Library Special Collections 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Please join us to meet the artists and hear them read excerpts from their work, followed by a panel discussion of their creative process, collaboration and the provocative subject matter.
Crossing the Tigris is a limited edition artist book created by the collaboration of Brian Borchardt, Caren Heft and Jeff Morin. Three letterpress books contained in a collage, handmade paper box houses stories from the Iraq war. The regional ephemera preserved in this collection fall into the realm of hildhood treasures. From the presses, "The inside of the container sets the stage for juvenile battle. These are the props for pretend war.” When confronted with the grittiness of war, do these ill-prepared soldiers simply break with reality? Are they taught that they are above the law? Neither the container nor the three books answer the questions posed above. This collaboration is intended to catalyze a conversation about the nature of change that allows potentially decent people to commit indecent acts.
The semester seems to be in overload mode and the La Crosse community is buzzing with activity. As anyone who follows American politics can see, the nation is pulsing with more and more energy the closer we get to November. Why not turn that energy into creativity? For this semester's edition of The Catalyst we would love to hear your voice. Therefore, this semester's theme is "The Choice is Yours!" During this busy election season, everyone has something to say. Avoiding mud slinging and various other negative political tactics can be difficult; focusing on personal views is nearly impossible. Show us how creative you can be with your views!
As always, we will be happy to accept submissions outside of the theme.
Please submit your work by November 6th to firstname.lastname@example.org. Feel free to direct any questions, comments, or concerns to this address as well.
* All photos and artwork should be submitted in .jpeg format. Please send music by way of a YouTube link. If this is not possible, please contact us and we will try to work around the issue.
** The Catalyst is an independent journal and does not discriminate against the views of artists regardless of race, religion, political affiliation or sexual orientation. Please respect the opinions of fellow artists as you would your own views.
Students are invited to submit to Mary Baldwin College's online magazine, Outrageous Fortune. Outrageous Fortune is a publication done by undergraduate students for undergraduate students. We are committed to giving up and coming artists an opportunity to display their talents. We encourage all undergraduate students to submit their poetry, prose, and art to our editors to be considered for publication. Please visit our website at http://www.mbc.edu/outrageousfortune/.
The students of English 320 (Literary Journal Production/Publication) will host their Steam Ticket Release Party (Vol. 15), Thursday, May 3, 4-5 p.m., Wimberly 340. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be shared, music will be played, samplings from the journal will be revealed, copies will be available.
In making their final selections for Vol. 15, student-readers and editors evaluated over five hundred poems, stories, and pieces of artwork from authors and artists across the world—the final selections reflect a wide range of diverse content (from both local and distant contributors) the Steam Ticket staff is proud to release into the universe.
Clink on the image to read the first issue of Capstone, the new College of Liberal Studies Newsletter. It includes interviews with English Department members Dr. Virginia Crank, Dr. Kimberly DeFazio, and Dr. Rob Wilkie on their recent research and publications, as well as a story about Dr. Natalie Eschenbaum's "study abroad" week in London with her English Literature class.