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Professor Arna Hemenway, who teaches creative writing, has a new book of short stories, Elegy on Kinderklavier, which is a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection and examines the effects of war and loss on characters in America and Israel.

Dr. Sarah Ford has a new book on how oral storytelling is incorporated into the works of both black and white Southern writers, Tracing Southern Storytelling in Black and White, from University of Alabama Press.

Dr. Hope Johnston has a forthcoming edition of the medieval writer Christine Pizan's Boke of the Cyte of Ladyes (The Book of the City of Ladies), a 15th-century defense of women, published by the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.


Dr. Richard Russell recently edited Peter Fallon: Poet, Publisher, Editor, Translator, a collection of essays on the Irish writer Peter Fallon. The book received positive reviews in both the Times Literary Supplement and the Sunday Business Post.

Congratulations to Dr. Luke Ferretter on his new book, The Glyph and the Gramophone: D. H. Lawrence's Religion, part of Bloomsbury Academic's series New Directions in Religion and Literature.

Check out this video on Dr. Greg Garrett and his recent novel The Prodigal, written with Brennan Manning, author of The Ragamuffin Gospel. (Here is part two of the video.) The novel, The Prodigal: A Ragamuffin Story, has received a starred review in Publishers' Weekly. Dr. Garrett teaches creative writing and religion & literature topics at Baylor.

Dr. Josh King's book, Imagined Spiritual Communities in Britain's Age of Print, has been accepted for publication with Ohio State University Press. The book will be published in Ohio State UP's notable series on religion and literature, Literature, Religion, and Postsecular Studies.


Dr. Lisa Shaver published Beyond the Pulpit: Women's Rhetorical Roles in the Antebellum Religious Press on women's opportunities in the 19th-century Methodist church, which allowed them increased presence in the public sphere.