Recent Faculty Activity and Awards
Hester Blum edited a new collection of essays, Turns of Event: Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies in Motion (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016), which features essays by leading Americanists, including Penn State English faculty Chris Castiglia and Sean Goudie. This collection originated as a CALS symposium in October, 2012, making it the first edited volume to emerge from a CALS symposium.
Michael Anesko published a new addition of Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady through Cambridge University Press. He also guest curated an exhibition at the Harvard College Library entitled, "Henry James: Commemoration," which ran from May 16 through August 12, 2016.
Shirley Moody-Turner received the 2016 Penn State Alumni Teaching Fellow Award, which recognizes his distinguished record in instructing undergraduates at Penn State.
Tina Chen has received the 2016 Pavoucek Shields faculty award, which recognizes tenured faculty who have undertaken professionally oriented service and mentoring on behalf of women at the university.
Paul Kellerman has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Filipelli Institute Award for Excellence in Online Teaching, which recognizes noteworthy online teaching.
Carla Mulford has been awarded the 2016 Malvin E. and Lea P. Banks Outstanding Teaching Award, which is awarded to an outstanding full-time, tenured faculty member in the College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State, University Park.
Christopher Castiglia and Christopher Reed served on the advisory board for the exhibition, “Art AIDS America,” which opened at the Bronx Museum of the Arts on July 14, 2016, after its debut at the Tacoma Art Museum and a stop at the Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.
For the exhibition catalog, Castiglia and Reed co-authored an essay, “Mourning Militancy: Remembering AIDS Activism,” which analyzes recent documentary films and artworks that seek to create a legacy for the work of activist groups like ACT-UP.