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News from the Thomas W. & Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

 8/21/2014 Arne Flaten, Visual Arts Chair and Art History Professor, elected to European Academy 

English Department News


Oestreich, Joe. “The Upside Addiction.” essay.  Bloom website (2013). http://bloom-site.com/2013/03/22/experience-required-the-upside-addiction/

Oestreich, Joe. “A Salute to the Tourist.” Grand Strand Magazine (2013). http://grandstrandmag.com/feature/local_knowledge/a_salute_to_the_tourist

Bachman, Maria K.  "Affective Economies and Charles Dickens’s The Haunted Man.Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature (2013). 

Boyle, Jen.  "Treading the Digital Turn."  Journal of Early Modern Cultural Studies.  Special issue: "The Early Modern and the Digital. (2013). 
Ennis, Daniel J. and Kate Faber Oestreich. “Gothic Remediation: The Castle of Otranto and The Monk.” The College English Association Critic 74.1 (2011): 20-42. 

Hasty, Daniel. "''We might should oughta take a second look at this': A syntactic Re-analysis of Double Modals in Southern United States English." Lingua 122 (2012): 1716-1738.

Hasty, J. Daniel, Ashley Hesson, Suzanne Evans Wagner, and Robert Lannon. 2012. "Finding Needles in the Right Haystack: Double modals in Medical Consultations." University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics 18.2 (2012): 41-47. 

Albergotti, Dan.  “Ghazal: The Sun Rising” (poem)  Sou’wester (Fall 2012)

Albergotti, Dan.  “A Brief History of Poetry”  (poem)  Rattle(Spring 2013)

Albergotti, Dan. The Use of the World (a chapbook)Unicorn Press(Forthcoming)

Turner, Daniel Cross.  "Dying Routes: Charles Wright’s Remembered Roadscapes of the U.S. South in Transit," The Mississippi Quarterly,  a special issue on Southern Roots and Routes: Mobility and Migration (2013).
Turner, Daniel Cross. “City Workers, Country Workers: The Urban and Rural Working Class in Southern Film,” in Blue Collar Pop Culture:  From NASCAR to Jersey Shore (ed. M. Keith Booker (Praeger, 2012). 
Turner, Daniel Cross. “James Dickey and the Lifework of Fathering,” The South Carolina Review (2013). Nominated for the inaugural Louis D. Rubin, Jr. Prize for the best article on Southern literature



Invited Lectures and Scholarly Presentations

Boyle, Jen.  "Nietszche and Network Theory."  Invited Talk.  "Cyber-Nietzsche: Tunnels, Tightropes, Net-&-Meshworks." Center for Transformative Media, Parsons, the New School for Design, NY, April 2013.

Oestreich, Kate.  “The Mixed Media of the Erotic Underground: Fashioning Sexuality in Victorian Literature.” Victorians Institute Conference. Richmond, VA. Oct. 20, 2012.

Albergotti, Dan.  Poetry Reading. USC-Aiken, February 2013.

Albergotti, Dan.  Panel participant "In Memoriam: Jake Adam York," AWP Conference, March 2013, Boston, MA.

Albergotti, Dan. Poetry Reading. Southern Literary Festival, March 2013, Columbus State University, Columbus GA.


Kate Oestreich and Denise Paster. Proposal Writing Award. Horry County Higher Education Commision and the Coastal Educational Foundation. Coastal Carolina University, 2013. 

Kate Oestreich and Denise Paster. Professional Enhancement Grant. Horry County Higher Education Commision and the Coastal Educational Foundation. Coastal Carolina University, 2012.

Kate Oestreich and Denise Paster. Project Development course. Digital Humanities Winter Institute. College Park, Maryland. Jan. 7–11, 2013.



Politics & Geography Departments News

Wednesday, March 6, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. (ET) *Please note the special timing of this call

"Business and Human Rights"

Mark P. Lagon, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Human Rights, CFR 


Thursday, March 28, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)

"U.S.-Mexico Relations"

Shannon K. O'Neil, Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies, CFR 


Wednesday, April 10, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)

"Economic and Democratic Transitions: Lessons Learned"

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, CFR 


Thursday, April 25, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. (ET)

"China, Cybersecurity, and Crisis Stability"

Adam Segal, Maurice R. Greenberg Senior Fellow for China Studies, CFR


History Department News

Over a dozen CCU students presented at the Big South Undergraduate Research Symposium (BigSURS) at High Point University.  About 200 undergraduate research presentations were given by students from the Big South Conference schools.  Presentation categories included Anthropology, English/English Literature, History/Art History/Cultural History, Education, Economics, Communication, Modern Languages, Chemistry/Physics, Biology, Mathematics, Psychology, Sociology, Health Sciences, Gender Studies, and Computer Science.  
The following COHFA students distinguished themselves with first or second place presentation awards in their respective categories and sessions:
First Place:
Amber Eckersley, Art History/History session
Second Place:
Derek Berthiaume, History session I
Joseph Cannon, History session II
Congratulations to all our students who participated in BigSURS!  And thank you to faculty members Todd Cherner, Chris Hill, Maggi Morehouse, and Var Limpasuvan, who were among the many mentors for our presenters and accompanied our students to the conference.

CCU students travel to Norway

Five students from the Politics and Global Studies programs at Coastal Carolina University participated in the 2013 International Student Festival in Trondheim (ISFIT) in Norway Feb. 7 to 17.

Participating students Ashley Baker, Erin Bair, Jeremy Carroll, Dillon Ramsey and Brandon Reilly represented the United States and CCU, joining approximately 400 students from all over world. ISFIT, the world’s largest student gathering, brings together students from all the world’s continents to discuss and debate current global issues and help shape an agenda for the future.

The theme of this year’s ISFIT was “Trade.” Students were invited to submit essays on the subject. Out of the thousands of essay submissions, about 400 students are invited to Trondheim for the conference. In the past, this conference has featured such well-known speakers as the Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Gro Harlem Brundtland and President Bill Clinton. This year, students will hear from Vandana Shiva, a world-renowned ecologist, and John Hope Bryant, an American poverty eradication activist and co-founder of Global Dignity. In addition to hearing from the speakers, the students attend workshops, discussions and other cultural events.

The CCU students traveled to Trondheim with Richard Aidoo, an assistant professor of politics and a co-advisor of CCU’s global studies minor. Aidoo is a passionate believer that the International Student Festival in Trondheim offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for future leaders to interact with leaders of today. 

Board of Visitors Community Dialogue Series

Trivia, jeopardy!, and the quest to know a bit of absolutely everything will be presented by our Department of Music's own Donald Sloan. This will be held Thursday March 21 at 7pm at Coastal Carolina University 79th Avenue Campus in Myrtle Beach (Room 114)

This is free and open to the public

 Book cover of Medals and Plaquettes

Arne Flaten Publication

Dr. Arne Flaten, Chair of the Department of Visual Arts, recently published Medals and Plaquettes in the Ulrich Middeldorf Collection at the Indiana University Art Museum 15th to 20th Centuries in association with the Indiana University Art Museum. Douglas Lewis, Curator Emeritus of Sculpture and Decorative Arts, National Gallery of Art, describes the work as "A truly superb piece of diligent and meticulous scholarship that significantly advances the knowledge and discourse about its famous field." For more information about this publication, visit: http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/catalog/155593.

Daniel Cross Turner

New Book from Daniel Cross Turner

Dr. Daniel Cross Turner, Assistant Professor of English, has published a scholarly book, Southern Crossings: Poetry, Memory, and the Transcultural South (University of Tennessee Press, 2012). Southern Crossings illustrates the centrality of poetry written in and about the American South to historical conceptions of "Southernness" as well as "Americanness." Current U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey has praised Dr. Turner's work: "This is a valuable and important book that entwines new visions of poetic forms with forms of regional remembrance and identity." Turner recently published an article on Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa's work in the international interdisciplinary journal, Mosaic. In a few weeks, the Mississippi Quarterly will publish an additional article, this time on the poetry of another Pulitzer Prize winner, Charles Wright. In addition Turners creative nonfiction essay, "James Dickey and the Lifework of Fathering," will be published in the literary journal, South Carolina Review. For more on Dr. Turner's new book, please see: http://utpress.org/bookdetail-2/?jobno=T01585&authorsm=Turner,%20Daniel%20Cross

Joe Oestreich

Oestreich publishes book, play, short story, and essay

Good news from another one of our Creative Writing professors: Joe Oestreich recently sold his memoir, Hitless Wonder: A Life in Minor League Rock and Roll, to Lyons Press for publication in June 2012. The book documents the twenty-five years Oestreich has spent as the singer and bassist for the Columbus, Ohio-based band, Watershed. Oestreich describes Hitless Wonder as chronicling what happens when you chase a dream into middle age and, in doing so, risk losing the people you love. “Everyone knows the price of fame,” Oestreich says. “Hitless Wonder measures the price of obscurity.” As if a memoir weren't enough, Oestreich recently had a short story entitled "Towing and Recovery" published in storySouth. In a few weeks, The Louisville Review, issue 70, will feature his play, "Los Camioneros," and early next year, White Space will run his essay, "This Machine No Longer Kills Fascists (Did it Ever?)." Don't slow down, Joe; you're on a roll!   read more

Pam Martin book cover

New Book from Pam Martin

Pam Martin, Associate Professor of Politics, has a new book, Oil in the Soil: The Politics of Paying to Preserve the Amazon, published in 2011 by Rowman & Littlefield. In this work, Martin analyzes the campaign to save the Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini (ITT) block of Yasuní National Park in Ecuador's Amazon and the global networks that have resulted in one of the world's most innovative plans to save the Amazon and other biodiverse places on our planet. On the cover, Elizabeth DeSombre, from Wellsley College, praises Martin for presenting "a fascinating case study" that is "dramatic" and "important for those trying to envision a new way forward in preventing climate change and conserving biodiversity."