Raining Books — Like a weather forecaster, I try to predict the future. In recent weeks, I have found out about some promising developments related to future publication of books by members of the English Department. Paula Eckard’s Thomas Wolfe and Lost Children in Southern Literature will soon be published by the University of Tennessee Press. Aaron Gwyn has co-edited a collection of short stories by veterans, and Pegasus Books plans to publish the collection in the near future. Janaka Lewis recently learned that her monograph titled Civil Discourse: Black Women’s Narratives of Freedom and Nation has been accepted for publication by McFarland Press. Jen Munroe’s 2011 co-edited collection titled Ecofeminist Approaches to Early Modernity is coming out in a new paperback edition. Lara Vetter’s edition of H.D.’s By Avon River, which came out in hardcover 2014 with the University Press of Florida, will be released in paperback this fall. My forecast for the English Department is that it will soon be raining books, and this is good news.
Upcoming Events and Deadlines— Here is an important date to keep in mind:
July 5 — The second summer session begins on Tuesday, July 5.
Quirky Quiz Question — The title of Paula Eckard’s Thomas Wolfe and Lost Children in Southern Literature alludes to the title of a novella by Wolfe. Does anybody know the title of this novella?
Last week’s answer: To Market, To Market
The line “home again, home again, jiggety-jig” comes from a nursery rhyme. Does anybody know the title of this nursery rhyme?