The Worcester State University English Department was well-represented at the 2016 New England Popular Culture Conference at Keene State College in New Hampshire in October.
Their scholarly contributions to the conference are as follows:
- Professor MaryLynn Saul, Ph.D., “The Meaning of Beauty in Maguire’s Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister”
- Associate Professor Donald Vescio, Ph.D., “Did the Aliens Do it? The Disappearance of the Franklin Expedition and Malaysia Airlines Flight 370”
- Professor Sharon R. Yang, Ph.D., “Social Revolution’s Terrible Price: Mary Shelley’s Failed Pastoral World in Frankenstein”
- Adjunct Professor Kathy Healey, Ph.D., “Clockwork Resurrection: Steampunk and Frankenstein in Mackenzi Lee’s This Monstrous Thing (2015)”
In addition, Assistant Professor Matthew Ortoleva, Ph.D., presented the paper “Toward a 21st Century Epideictic Rhetoric of Social Protest” at the 2016 Biannual Rhetoric Society of America Conference in Atlanta.
Worcester Review Publishes Poetry by Worcester State Faculty and Staff
Three Worcester State University community members have had poems published in the 2016 issue of The Worcester Review, an annual print literary and art journal published by the Worcester County . . .