Professors in the Department of English are serious about both their teaching and their scholarship. Each has vast experience in the profession and continues to follow their interests. The following is merely a sample of what some of them have been up to lately....
Dr. Keith Huneycutt, Professor
“The Profound Silence of the Initiated”: Zora Neale Hurston’s Polk County, Dorothy Waring, and Stage Voodoo. Florida Studies: Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Florida College English Association. V (2010).
"Before the Mouse: From Glass-Bottom Boats to Gatorland." Florida in the Popular Imagination. Ed. Steve Glassman. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland, 2009. 19 – 32.
"Corinna Brown Aldrich and Ellen Brown Anderson." The Literary Encyclopedia.
5 June 2009. Web.
“Zora Neale Hurston’s Polk County.” The Literary Encyclopedia. 23 June 2009.
“Land, Class and Money: Economics and Opportunity in Peter Matthiessen’s Shadow Country.” South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA November 5, 2010.
“Economics and Killing in Peter Matthiessen’s Shadow Country.” Florida College English Association’s Annual Conference, October 2010.
“The Brown Sisters Encounter the Florida Borderlands.” Presentation at the Early American Borderlands Conference. St. Augustine, Florida. 14 May 2010.
“Zora Neale Hurston’s Polk County, Dorothy Waring, and Stage Voodoo.” Presentation at the Florida College English Association’s Annual Conference. Boynton Beach, Florida. 17 October 2009.
“George Brown: Florida Pioneer, Newnansville Entrepreneur, and Man of Letters: the Correspondence from Florida, 1839 – 1857.” Presentation at the Florida Historical Society Annual Conference. Pensacola, Florida. 23 May 2009.
Catherine R. Eskin, Associate Professor
“The PR Wars: The Hunger Games Trilogy and Shakespeare’s Second Henriad” forthcoming in collection edited by Mary Pharr and Leisa Clarke, Of Bread and Blood: The Hunger Games Trilogy (McFarland, due 2013).
“Literary Figures: Lodge in the Undergraduate Classroom” in Teaching Early Modern English Prose, eds. Susannah Breitz Monta and Margaret W. Ferguson. Options for Teaching 25. New York: MLA, 2010.
“About the Archives,” regular column in The Menorah, from 5.4 (November 2007)-.
“Teaching Service Learning Memoirs: Gargantua, Maimonides, and Lake Hollingsworth,” in Proceedings of the FCEA 2008 (forthcoming Cambridge Scholars’ Press, 2009).
“‘A Nice Little Community of Jews’: Tillie Estroff, Motherhood, and the Latest from Lakeland, 1925,” in The Polk County Historical Quarterly 34.4(April 2008): 7-9.
"Jewish Sacred Space in a 'City of Churches': Temple Emanuel in Lakeland, Florida" to be presented at the Southern Jewish Historical Society Conference, Columbia, SC, October 2011.
“Capturing a Moment: Biography, Oral History and Temple Emanuel Archive,” public presentation at Florida Southern College, April 2011. (Involving 9 student presenters and members of the community.)
“The History of Lakeland Jewry Through Architecture.” Presented to the Jewish Federation and Lions of Judah of Greater Tampa Bay, March 2010.
“Sacred Spaces: Jewish Lives in Polk County, Florida.” Presented to the B’nai B’rith Lodge #1515, February 2010.
“Buy Your Paraphenalia at Wolfson’s Famous Department Store”: Southern Discomfort in Lakeland, Florida.” Presented for the Multicultural Students’ Association’s Soul Food Dinner, February 2010.
“’Banana Pancakes’ and ‘The Sun Rising’: The Aubade in Popular Music and the Renaissance”; “Chorus and Characterization: Christopher Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus” presented over two days to Mrs. Conni Shelnut’s Senior AP English classes, Lakeland High School, February 4 & 5 2010. (Assisted by students from ENG402: 16th Century Literature)
“Reading Poetry: Thomas Hardy’s ‘He Never Expected Much,’” a MOC-class for the Admissions office’s Honor’s Weekend, January 2010.
“Shakespeare Week” at Rochelle School of the Arts (RSA), Lakeland, November 2009.*
“Organizing Chaos: The Will to Create Biography,” presented at the Florida College English Association Conference (FCEA), Boynton Beach, FL, October 2009.*
“‘Spun Yarn of Greenish-Blue Wool’: The Art of Womanly Giving,” d’var torah presented for the Polk County Hadassah Shabbat at Temple Emanuel, Lakeland, March 2009.
Dr. Margaret Taylor
Service to the College:
Curriculum Committee from fall of 2007 to summer of 2010. (Chair during the 2008-09 school year)
Dr. Taylor sponsors the Undead Poets' Society (since 2008)
In May & June of 2009, I was involved in a faculty-student collaborative project with Shay Lessman.
Dr. Rebecca Saulsbury
Dr. Saulsbury and several students from her ENG 3370: Literature by Women course in Spring 2011 created a panel titled: “(Re)Inscribing Ourselves: Female Students’ Explorations of Identity Through Literature by Women.” The papers were presented at the FCEA Conference in Melbourne, Florida in October, 2011
Elizabeth White (Class of 2011, Art History major; now a grad student at USF): “’Die…Damn You,Die’”
Monica Dryden (current student, English major): “The New Handmaid’s Tale”
Mary Yurso (Senior, Class of 2012, Double major in English and History): “’I Didn’t Love You Every Day’”
Ashley Roberts (Class of 2011, English major): “Variations on Vivan”