Publications and achievements submitted by our faculty, staff, and students.

Student Linda Kuckuk English Linda J. Kuckuk (graduate student, M.A. English, Applied English Studies) is presenting a paper titled "Interwoven Stories/Embroidered Identity" at the 119th Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference in November 2022. The conference theme is "Geographies of the Fantastic and the Quotidian." Linda's presentation will be part of a session on ideas about "Auto/biography." 



Submitted: October 21, 2022

Student Mary Lipiec English Mary Lipiec, graduate M.A. student in English, presented at the SPARK conference in New York City. Mary is researching representations of  autism in literature for the culminating M.A. project in English. As part of the SPARK conference, Mary was part of a panel discussion on disability justice.

Submitted: September 30, 2022

Faculty Cyndy Phillips, Kyle Morgan, Jessica Welch, James Woglom English On September 3, Humboldt County will finally have its first published anthology of painters, Looking for Beauty: Humboldt’s Plein Air Community Shows Why Art Matters, designed and compiled by former associate faculty of English, Cyndy Phillips. Phillips' indie press, SequoiaSong Publications, worked with Cal Poly Press as an advisor over the span of the three and a half year project and community minded art professor, James Woglom, wrote the foreword. The opening reception for this historic publication is at the Redwood Art Association (603 F St, Eureka), 6-9pm, where the remaining 80 limited edition hardbacks will be for sale.

Submitted: September 15, 2022

Faculty Nicolette Amann, English Dept. / Director, Redwood Writing Project English Nicolette Amann has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the National Writing Project to support the design and implementation of a year-long professional development program that will be offered through the Redwood Writing Project. The program will bring up to 15 public school teachers together from across the region to create curriculum that will enrich history education, enabling educators to better teach the “complicated stories” from local and US history, and promote more robust and explicit instruction in the four domains of civics education--knowledge, skills, dispositions, and behaviors.

Submitted: March 24, 2022

Faculty Christina Hsu Accomando English

On October 28, Christina Hsu Accomando, professor of CRGS and English, presented an invited talk, "Critical Race Theory: A Vital Lens to Examine Systemic Racism," at the Bedford/St. Martin's WPA Workshop.

Submitted: November 1, 2021

Faculty Christina Hsu Accomando English

Christina Hsu Accomando, professor of English and Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies, presented a June 17 Macmillan Learning webinar: "Teaching Ethnic Studies and Critical Race Theory during Pandemic, Protest and Backlash." In the wake of last year's global protests against systemic racism, we saw increased interest in structural inequities, as well as efforts to silence discussions of racism and ban Critical Race Theory. The webinar addressed how critical concepts from Ethnic Studies and CRT can inform classroom teaching and DEI work.

Submitted: September 7, 2021

Faculty Christina Hsu Accomando English

Christina Hsu Accomando, Professor of English and Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies, served as the Contributing Editor for the 11th edition of Race, Class, and Gender in the United States: An Integrated Study (Worth Publishing, 2020), an interdisciplinary textbook used at HSU and across the U.S.…

Submitted: December 4, 2019

Faculty Christina Hsu Accomando English

Christina Hsu Accomando, professor of English and Critical Race, Gender & Sexuality Studies, presented on the roundtable "Exploring Feminist Pedagogy and Student Learning through the Lens of Threshold Concepts" at the National Women's Studies Association Conference in San Francisco on November 16, 2019.

Submitted: December 4, 2019

Faculty Janet Winston English

Prof. Janet Winston was awarded a Faculty Development Seminar Travel Fellowship by the Palestinian American Research Center as part of its 10th annual competition. Prof. Winston traveled to Palestine/Israel as part of a U.S. faculty delegation to five Palestinian universities. She met with professors and human rights activists in the West Bank in an effort to develop place-based knowledge and foster international collaborations with teacher-scholars living in Palestine.

Submitted: June 13, 2019

Faculty Cyndy Phillips English

Cyndy Phillips has formed a local independent press, SequoiaSong Publications, which specializes in bringing voices and art to print that might not otherwise make it to mainstream publishing. SequoiaSong's first publication (in conjunction with HSU Press)--a children's bilingual picture book written by Peter Jain and illustrated by South Bay and Pine Hill Elementary School students-- will be released at Arts Arcata on May 11, 5:30-7p.m, at Wrangletown Cider Company, 1350 9th Street, Arcata.
The book serves as a fundraiser to support the music, art, and library programs of South Bay Union Elementary Schools.

Submitted: May 3, 2018

Student Ryan Hazen, Stephanie Osborne, and Zachary Weaver English

Ryan Hazen, Stephanie Osborne, and Zachary Weaver are the recipients of the English Scholarship for 2018.

Submitted: March 26, 2018

Faculty Prof. Janet Winston English

Prof. Janet Winston (English and Critical Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) presented research at the 27th Annual British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies Conference in Savannah, Georgia on February 17, 2018. Her paper—“Rainbow Flags, Lizard People, and Me: Unpacking the Visual Rhetorics of Contemporary Antisemitism and Pro-Israelism”—examines how current forms of antisemitism, charges of antisemitism, and responses to antisemitism circulate in public discourse.

Submitted: March 25, 2018

Faculty Janelle Adsit English

Janelle Adsit's book *Toward an Inclusive Creative Writing: Threshold Concepts to Guide the Literary Writing Curriculum" is now available from Bloomsbury. The book makes the argument that creative writing stands upon problematic assumptions about what counts as valid artistic production, and these implicit beliefs result in exclusionary pedagogical practices. To counter this tendency of creative writing, this book proposes a revised curriculum that rests upon 12 threshold concepts that can serve to transform the teaching of literary writing craft.

Submitted: October 30, 2017

Faculty Janelle Adsit English

Janelle Adsit (Assistant Professor, English) has recently published two articles in the journal New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing. Both articles are on threshold concepts in creative writing. The article "Creative writing and the limits of *Naming What We Know*: threshold concepts from aesthetic theory and creativity studies in the literary writing curriculum" is part of a featured author series and will also appear in a forthcoming collection.

Submitted: September 11, 2017

Faculty Dr. Kathleen Doty and Dr. Mark Wicklund English

Drs. Kathleen Doty and Mark Wicklund are the co-authors of a chapter in "Binomials in the History of English: Fixed and Flexible", just published by Cambridge University Press. Their chapter, "Shee gave Selfe both Soule and body to the Devill: The use of binomials in the Salem witchcraft trials," expands upon some of Dr. Doty's earlier work on the discourse of the Salem trial records from 1692.

Submitted: August 23, 2017

Student Lydia Leonard-Rhodes & Emily Bushta English

The Department of English is pleased to announce its first recipients of the English Scholarship for 2017-18. These scholarships, the result of a generous donation by an anonymous donor, will be awarded in the spring of each academic year for the following year. The first scholarships are being given to Emily Bushta and Lydia Leonard-Rhodes, who will each receive an award of $1000 for the upcoming academic year. This year’s scholarship awards will be presented at the English Department Commencement Reception on Saturday, May 13 at 2:30 p.m. in the Green and Gold Room of Founders Hall.

Submitted: May 4, 2017

Faculty Christina Accomando English

On April 13, 2017, Christina Accomando, Professor of English and CRGS, presented the paper "Patriotism, Protest, and Dog Whistling the National Anthem" for the panel Rearticulating Racism, Resistance and Citizenship in the Age of Neoliberalism, at the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) Annual Conference in San Diego, CA.

Submitted: May 1, 2017

Student Jamal Jones English

Jamal Jones (English major, graduating in May) has been promoted to head coach of the varsity football team and teacher at Arcata High School. Jamal's achievement was recently recognized on KIEM-TV. View the full interview here:

Submitted: April 17, 2017

Faculty Janelle Adsit English

Janelle Adsit has received a Presidents’ Council on Underserved Communities (PCUC) Professional Development Award to attend the 2017 NASPA Closing the Achievement Gap: Student Success in Higher Education Conference in Washington, D.C. this June.

Submitted: April 11, 2017

Faculty Janelle Adsit (faculty), Mirabai Collins (English major) English

Janelle Adsit (Assistant Professor, Writing Practices) and Mirabai Collins (English major) will present at this year's Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) conference next week in Washington, D.C. The title of their presentation is "Postcolonial Perspectives on Workshops of Empire." The panel responds to Eric Bennett’s provocative new book Workshops of Empire and calls for decolonizing approaches to understanding creative writing pedagogy. They examine the University of Iowa’s relationship to creative writing programs in Hong Kong, the Philippines, and among First Nations peoples.

Submitted: January 31, 2017