Sarah Perrault published the article "New Metaphors for New Understandings of Genomes" with co-author Meaghan O'Keefe in the Winter 2019 edition of the journal Perspectives in Biology and Medicine. Perrault and O'Keefe offer a conceptual framework for developing, analyzing, critiquing, and choosing new metaphors of how genomes and bodies work that will help improve communication about genomes and genomic research.
Pamela Demory's edited collection of essays on the intersection of Queer theory and Adaptation theory, Queer/Adaptation, has been published as part of the Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture series. The authors of the essays in Queer/Adaptation theorize about the queerness of adaptation and use a variety of approaches, such as textual analysis, authorship, reception, genre analysis, performance, history, nationality, and production.
Faculty in the University Writing Program, along with students and alumni of the Designated Emphasis in Writing, Rhetoric, and Composition studies, will participate in over 17 sessions at this year’s Conference on College Composition and Communication in Pittsburgh.
Amy Irvine wrote Desert Cabal: A New Season in the Wilderness for the 50th anniversary of Edward Abbey's iconic conservationist book, Desert Solitaire. In it, Irvine conducts a posthumous conversation with Abbey about issues of climate disruption, white privilege, sexism, racism, and some possible solutions to the tribalism of our current political situation.
Dan Melzer's co-authored article with Michelle Cox and Jeff Galin, "Building Sustainable WAC Programs: A Whole Systems Approach," has been published in the most recent volume of The WAC Journal. The article can be accessed at https://wac.colostate.edu/journal/