English Department

at the University of Michigan-Flint

2011 has been another productive year for the members of the UM-Flint English Department faculty and it’s an honor to salute this work and the people who created it:


Our hats are off to Tom for the publication of his sixth book in which he demonstrates his literate qualities and his ever-ready wit.

Foster, Thomas C. Twenty-five Books that Shaped America: How White Whales, Green Lights, and Restless Spirits Forged Our National Identity. New York: Harper Collins, 2011. Print or Kindle.







Knight, Suzanne D. “Using Narrative to Examine Positionality: Powerful Pedagogy in English Education.” English Teaching: Practice and  Critique 10 (2011): 49-64. Web.


Larsen, Vickie. “Julian of Norwich in the Fifteenth Century: The Material Record, Maternal Devotion, and London, Westminster Cathedral Treasury MS 4.” Journal of the Early Book Society for the Study of Manuscript and Printing History 14 (2011): 41-74. Print.






Halpern, Samuel, Cathy Akers-Jordan, George Behe, Bruce Beveridge, Mark Chirnside, Tad Fitch, Dave Gittins, Steve Hall, Lester J. Mitchan, Captain Charles Weeks, and Bill Wormstedt. Report into the Loss of the SS Titanic: A Centennial Reappraisal. London: The History Press, 2012. Print.

Look for Cathy’s contributions in chapter 8 (on third class passengers) and in Appendix J.




Knight, Suzanne D. “Locating and Loving the Personal: Risk and Vulnerability in a Secondary English Language Arts Methods Course.”    Disrupting Pedagogies and Teaching the Knowledge Society: Countering Conservative Norms with Creative Approaches. Ed. Julie Faulkner. Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2012. 1-15. Print and e-book.





Svoboda, Frederic. Rev. of  Picturing Hemingway’s Michigan by Michael Federspiel. Michigan Historical Review 37.1 (2011): 149-50. Print.






Roach, Stephanie. “Thoughts on Starting a Different Conversation with Students About Maintaining Academic Integrity.” WPA 2010 Conference Proceedings. Ed. Charles Lowe and Terra Williams. A Publication of The Council of Writing Program Administrators, 2011. Web.


Bernstein, Stephen. “Alasdair Gray” and “James Kelman.”  The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction. Ed. Brian Shaffer.  London: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. Print.






Short Shorts

Carpenter, Stephanie. “Lost Boy Not Found.” LITnIMAGE 14 (2011). n.p. Web.



Carpenter, Stephanie. “Midwest Idolater.” Midwestern Gothic 3 (2011): 83. Print.







Conference Papers

Roach, Stephanie. “What If We Don’t Even Mention Plagiarism: How the ‘Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing’ Establishes the Value of Integrity.” Thinking Globally, Acting Locally: Revisiting and Reviving the Fundamental Values of Integrity. The International Center for Academic Integrity Annual Conference. Toronto, October 2011.

Svoboda, Frederic. “The Things Nick Adams Carried to the Big Two-Hearted River.” Michigan Hemingway Society, October 14, 2011.

Invited Lectures

Svoboda, Frederic. “Michigan, Hemingway and The Nick Adams Stories.” Camp Michigania, UM Alumni Society Fall Colors Series, Petoskey, MI. October 7, 2011.

Svoboda, Frederic. “On the Road with Hemingway Scholars: Literary Study in Swamps, Houses and Archives,” Camp Michigania, UM Alumni Society Fall Colors Series, Petoskey, MI. October 8, 2011.

Conference Panels

Carpenter, Stephanie (Panel organizer and presider). ” Vehicle City Writers.”  Writing the Midwest: The Cultural Heritage of the Midwest, a Symposium. The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature Annual Conference. Michigan State University. May 2011.

Elected Positions

Vickie Larsen, Treasurer and Membership Coordinator, Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship