Jean Harper, associate professor of English, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship for writing (prose). The fellowship will support work on her book, Horses and Divorces. The fellowship is designed to give writers the time and freedom to pursue their work; the creative writing fellowships are the NEA’s most direct investment in America’s artists. Harper is the only person in Indiana to receive the fellowship in literature for this year. “Receiving a NEA Fellowship is a huge honor, and I’m incredibly thrilled to receive this,” Harper said. “ I am very grateful to Indiana University East for all the support I’ve been given over the years to do the work of writing that enabled me to earn … Continued
Three of HSS students presented at the Indiana College English Association (ICEA) annual conference, October 7, at Anderson University, in Anderson, Indiana. The students and their presentations were: Zack Bishop (“Road Not Maintained”); Hillary Cameron (“Judged, Beaten, and Loved”), and Christina Persson (“Human Recreation and its Effect on the Environment”). Zack and Christina’s presentations grew out of work supported by the Summer Research Scholars program; Hillary’s presentation is part of her current work on her honors thesis. The theme for this year’s conference was “Spiritus Loci” (spirit of place). The conference drew presenters and attendees from four states, and featured Scott Russell Sanders, IU Bloomington Professor Emeritus, as the keynote speaker. In addition, this year Jean Harper, Associate Professor of … Continued
HSS English faculty, Margaret Thomas Evans, Linda Applegate, Rachel Ramer and Frances Peacock recently presented papers at the Feminisms and Rhetoric’s Conference at Minnesota State University, Mankato, on Friday, October 14. The title of their presentation was "The Challenges of Feminist Rhetoric in Traditionally Male Domains: Religion, Engineering, and Technology.
Jean Harper, Associate Professor of English at Indiana University East, recently received notice that a chapter from her book manuscript Horses and Divorces, has been accepted for publication at the North American Review. “I am very pleased to see a chapter of my book manuscript appear in such a prestigious literary magazine,” Harper said. “This gives me great hope for the future publication of the book itself.” Founded in Boston in 1815, the North American Review is the oldest literary magazine in the United States. Published at the University of Northern Iowa (Cedar Falls) since 1968, on six occasions during that period, it has been a finalist for the National Magazine Award (the magazine equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize), and it … Continued
Indiana University East Alumni, Jacquelynn Steele (B.A Humanities 2010), has an article published in the online magazine, LiveBetterMagazine.com. The article comes out of her experiences in Paraguay, which began with a Summer Research Scholar project in summer of 2009. Jacquelynn worked with former HSS World Languages faculty, Teresa Henderson on the SUMRS project; Jacquelynn also worked Associate Professor of English, Jean Harper, writing about her Paraguay experiences for her Humanities capstone project. The article can be viewed here at: Disappearing Cultures: Paraguay’s Indigenous Tribes