Featured Editor: Mark Hussey
Dr. Mark Hussey is the editor and founder of Woolf Studies Annual (WSA), and has published widely on Virginia Woolf and her contemporaries. Hussey has presented scholarly work at the 3rd annual Korea-Japan Virginia Woolf Conference and the MLA Convention, among others, and he has received several honors for his teaching and scholarship, including the Kenan Award for Teaching, Dyson Excellence in Scholarship, and a distinguished professorship from Pace University in 2015. In addition to teaching classes at Pace and editing WSA, Dr. Hussey is the general editor of the Harcourt Annotated Edition of Woolf’s work, serves on the editorial board of the Cambridge Edition, and is coordinator of scholarly content for woolfonline.com. Dr. Hussey is an National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow for 2017, and is currently working on a biography of Clive Bell.
Featured Contributor: Rachel E. Battaglia
Rachel E. Battaglia, PsyD, is a psychologist in the Neonatal Developmental Follow-Up Clinic at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Her contribution to Perspectives on Early Childhood Psychology and Education, “Behavioral Symptoms of Homeless Children as a Function of Stress Levels and Parental Interaction” (co-written with Robert A. Reed), marks her authorial debut. Outside of her contribution to Perspectives, Battaglia has presented an earlier version of this study at homeless centers in Chicago and for the Arkansas Health Department. Her research interests include behavioral expressions of stress, particularly in children and parents, chronic illness, and developmental psychology.
Featured Contributor: Claire Davison
Claire Davison’s most recent contribution to Woolf Studies Annual, entitled “Hearing the World ‘in Full Orchestra’: Voyaging Out with Woolf, Darwin, and Music,” is included in the upcoming WSA Volume 23. In addition to her work with Pace UP, Davison has published widely on Woolf, including a monograph published by Edinburgh University in 2014: Translation as Collaboration: Virginia Woolf, Katherine Mansfield and S. S. Koteliansky.
She also recently co-edited the fourth volume of The Edinburgh Edition of the Collected Works of Katherine Mansfield and The Complete Poems of Katherine Mansfield, both from the Edinburgh University Press. She is a Professor of Modernist Studies at the Universite Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris, and until 2016 she was the Chair of the French Virginia Woolf Society.Faculty Page
Call for Papers for The Journal of Comics and Culture, Volume 2
To see submission guidelines and further information see The Journal of Comics and Culture page.
First Generation of Students with an Autism Diagnoses Heads to College
Each year, 50,000 students with Autism Spectrum Disorder graduate from high school. Despite a surge in diagnoses and research about autism over the last 20 years, only about 30% of those students will enter college, and even fewer will graduate. In response to this, more and more colleges are developing support programs for students with ASD, like the Kelly Autism Program at Western Kentucky University, which was recently profiled in The New York Times. Students in the Kelly Program get additional personal, academic, and social support to assist them with adjusting to life away from their family. This fall’s upcoming issue of Perspectives on Early Childhood Psychology and Education contains a special focus on Autism Spectrum Disorder, with timely articles on topics like early intensive behavioral intervention, a practice that has led to increased cognitive development and thus an increase in college acceptance among those with ASD. The issue discusses the complex and multifaceted nature of ASD, as well as the importance of supporting different treatment options on an individual basis. With continued research like that present in Perspectives, parents, medical professionals, and universities can keep themselves informed, programs like Kelly can continue to thrive, and more individuals with ASD can access the education they need to succeed.
To purchase the upcoming volume of Perspectives, click here.
To learn more about ASD and attending college with an ASD diagnoses, check out the NYT article on with autism, the Kelly Autism Program website, and the College Autism Spectrum’s resource page:
Call for Papers for Methods: A Journal of Acting Pedagogy, Volume 3
Gender Swapped Theatre – Glenda Jackson as King Lear
One of the many engaging articles in the upcoming volume of Methods is a piece by David Marcia titled, “The Actress Plays a Man: Making Neil Labute’s Reasons to be Pretty Strange,” about the process and experience of gender-swapping male roles in theatre. The article is proving to be particularly timely, as gender-swapped casts become more and more prominent in both collegiate and professional theater. Just recently, it was announced that acclaimed stage and film actress Glenda Jackson, who has spent the last 25 years in government as a member of the British Parliament, is returning to the stage this month playing the title role in Shakespeare’s King Lear, performed at the Old Vic theatre. Jackson is following in the footsteps of other big name actresses to take on male roles, including Helen Mirren as Prospero in a 2010 film adaption of The Tempest, and Fiona Shaw as King Richard in Richard II, directed by Deborah Warner (who is also helming Lear). This phenomenon seems to be a partial answer to a question Marcia poses early in his article: What if we treat a character’s gender as simply one aspect of the given circumstances within the fictional world of the play and nothing more? By setting aside a character’s gender, directors and producers can help to address the lack of substantial roles written for female actresses, and perhaps make the audience give gender a second thought.
To purchase the upcoming volume of Methods, including Marcia’s article, click here.
To learn more about Glenda Jackson as Lear, check out the New York Times profile and the website for The Old Vic:
- New York Times: Glenda Jackson Hopes to Scale Mount Lear in Her Stage Return
- King Lear at the Old Vic Theater
Fall 2016 Publications
This fall, we have four academic journals in production. See what’s coming soon below:
The latest issue of JEBS includes articles and reviews on a wide range of subjects from an exceptional roster of contributors. Featured articles include: “Selling Forbidden Books,” “The Politics of Dedicating Printed Books and Manuscripts to King Henry VII,” “The Harley Scribe’s Early Career,” and others. The Nota Bene section includes “A new text of the Marvels of Merlin” and “A trilingual version of ‘Erthe upon Erthe’” and more. The Descriptive Reviews cover “Nuns’ Literacies in Medieval Europe: The Kansas City Dialogue;” “Insular Books: Vernacular Manuscript Miscellanies in Late Medieval Britain,” and many other books.
This issue’s special focus is on autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Early childhood is multifaceted and requires complex thinking on the part of all who work with children. Articles explore the need for practitioners to understand the evidence supporting different treatment options and how professionals representing diverse disciplines, including teachers and nurses, must work with parents to identify optimal treatments for each child. Also included in this issue is “A Review of Agency Websites Offering ABA Services in the Midwestern US.”
Articles on de-roling after a performance, teaching a class on the business of show business, cross-gender casting, and integrating improvisation with Stanislavski-based actor training are among those included in this latest volume of Methods. An interview by Cosmin Chivu with actress Zoe Caldwell is featured, along with a chapter from Cora Anne Mowatt’s Autobiography of An Actress (1853). Reviews of recently released books on acting and acting pedagogy include “Stage Combat Arts,” “Acting Shakespeare’s Language,” “The Actor Trainer Reader,” and “The Outstanding Actor: Seven Keys to Success.”
Lex Naturalis is devoted to the relationship between human nature and non-human nature in natural law theory. Among the articles in this second volume are explorations of the papal encyclical Laudato Si’ and an examination of Germain Grisez’s Natural Law, bringing together scholarship on current ethical debates to explore meaningful environmental relationships. Reviews of recently released books on natural law are also included.
2016-2017 Pace University Press Graduate Assistants
We would like to introduce our two new graduate assistants for the 2016-2017 year. The Pace UP graduate assistants assist the press with editing, typesetting, and marketing all of our academic journals. You can read more about the two grad assistants below.
Rachel Diebel graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a BA in English Literature in May of 2016, where she enjoyed analyzing Edith Wharton, accidentally founding a student filmmaking program, and hiking in the Olympics. She hails from a tiny town of 500 people in Eastern Oregon and is now pursuing her masters degree in the (much) bigger city of New York, where she is living with two other Oregonians to ensure that she doesn’t forget her Pacific Northwest roots. Rachel hopes to work as an editor at a young adult publishing imprint because she believes that the books we read when we are young are the ones that change us the most.
Taylor Lear is a recent graduate from the University of Georgia, where she received bachelor degrees in English and Advertising. She spent her undergraduate career working at an independent bookstore, studying abroad in Oxford, and watching arguably too much Jeopardy. She is currently working on her masters degree in Publishing at Pace University, and is optimistic that she will fall in love with New York City as much as she fell in love with Athens, Georgia. Taylor is currently interested in pursuing publicity and marketing for her post-graduate career, but she is excited to learn about all other areas of publishing during her time at Pace.