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The Blue & Gray Press | November 14, 2018

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Honorable Mentions

Eric Lorentzen,
Associate professor of English, gave a pedagogical talk entitled “The Victorian Psychological Novel and Memory: Wordsworthian Echoes, Freudian Anticipations” at the Northeastern Modern Language Association Conference in Harrisburg, Pa. on April 4. He also chaired the panel “Literary Genealogies: British Romantic Poetry and Victorian Novels.”

Anand Rao,
Associate professor of communication and director of the Speaking Intensive Program and the Speaking Center, gave two presentations at the National Association of Communication Centers conference at Arizona State University-West on April 11. The first was on “Assessment Best Practices,” and the second discussed “Negotiating Identity and Place at Institutions without Communication Majors.”

Shumona Dasgupta,
Assistant professor of English, presented “Staging Resistance in Crisis Fiction: Women Writing the Indian Partition” on March 29 at the Association of Asian Studies annual conference in Philadelphia, Pa. She also presented “Violence and the Everyday: Reading the Representational Ethics of Gendered Violence in Partition Texts” on April 5 at the Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA) annual convention in Harrisburg, Pa.

Elizabeth Larus,
Professor of politcial science and international affairs, presented a lecture, “The U.S. Pivot to the Western Pacific: Implications for Security in the Asia-Pacific,” on April 11 to Command and Staff of the Joint Warfare Analysis Center (JWACS) as part of the National Securities Lecture Series at the UMW Dahlgren Campus. Larus’ lecture was simultaneously broadcast to remote attendees from U.S. Strategic Command and the Pentagon.