- Wendy Miles was a finalist for the 2013 Perugia Press Prize for her manuscript entitled Reliquary. Wendy was also nominated in 2013 for a Pushcart Prize.
- Jen Coleman has poems forthcoming this year in The Southeast Review, The James Dickey Review, and Vinyl Poetry. Her work has recently appeared in New Welsh Review, Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, Buddhist Poetry Review, and elsewhere. She was also a featured reader at One Night Standing: A Roanoke Reading Series in October 2012.
- Marilyn Bousquin's essay "The Bruise" will appear in the April 2013 issue of River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative. Also, her review of Joanne S. Frye's Biting the Moon: A Memoir of Feminism and Motherhood appeared in the October 17, 2012 issue of Literary Mama.
- Eight poems by Dr. Laura Long are recently published and forthcoming in Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, WomenArts Quarterly, and Astropoetica.
- In December 2012 Professor Lyndall Nairn's paper "Navigating a Backwater: Reconsidering the Role of Tutors as Editors" was featured on the International Writing Centers Association webpage.
- In April 2012 Guernica Editions published English faculty member Laura Marello's second novel The Tenants of the Hotel Biron. The novel is about artists living in Paris in 1908 to 1917. Each artist tells his or her own story in a creative non-fiction format: journals, letters, essays, etc.
Excerpts from Tenants will appear February 2013 in The Anais Nin Journal. An early version of the novel was published in Gordon Lish's magazine Q in 1992.
In June 2012, French gallery owner Arnaud Lefebvre staged a reading of sections of the book, translated into French, at the Galerie Ivana Gavardie in Paris. Videos of the reading can be found on Vimeo and YouTube.
Laura Marello read from Tenants at Riverviews ArtSpace, 9th and Jefferson in downtown Lynchburg, on September 20, 2012.
- Professor Allison Wilkins was a participant at an MU Writing Workshop in Greece (Thasos, June 2012), where she studied poetry with Carolyn Forchè, and a fellow at the Virginia Center for Creative Arts (VCCA) in August.
In addition to working as poetry editor for the James Dickey Review and as fiction assistant editor for Big Fiction her own poetry has been recently published in Nassau Review, Tulane Review, and in a special Women Writing Nature anthology produced by Sugarmule.com. Her critical work took her to Smith College in May for archival research on her Plath project.
- Dr. Casey Clabough's second book of 2012 is now available. Inhabiting Contemporary Southern & Appalachian Literature: Region and Place in the 21st Century constitutes his fifth scholarly study and seventh book overall. His featured invited lectures and readings include participation in series at the High Country Festival of the Book, Hollins University, Eastern Mennonite University, the Virginia Festival of the Book, and elsewhere.
Clabough's recent and forthcoming publications include a book contract for a biography of George Garrett and new creative nonfiction and scholarship in Dark Deeds in History: An Anthology, Impact: An Anthology of Short Memoirs, Jet Fuel Review, Sewanee Review, South 85, Still, South Carolina Review, Texas Review, and elsewhere.
- Elza C. Tiner has been named a Visiting Scholar at the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto, for the summers of 2012 and 2013, for her research on medieval Latin sources for the fall of the angels legend in early English biblical drama.
She presented two papers during summer 2012, "Looking Backward and Forward: Threefold Time and Prophecy in Boethius and Vergil" at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 10-13, 2012; and "Breaking the Rules Across Genres: The Fall of the Angels in Vincent of Beauvais' Speculum Historiale and Thomas Chaundler's Liber Apologeticus," at the International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, UK, July 9-12, 2012. In addition, she was one of 20 applicants accepted for participation in the "Rhetoric in the 21st Century" Symposium held at Oxford University, England, July 2-7, 2012.