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Faculty Notes for February 2024


Belle Boggs was interviewed on NPR’s Here and Now about the recent Alabama Supreme Court ruling concerning IVF.


“At three” and “Between the Sheets”—two poems from Daun Daemon’s book, A Prayer for Forgiving My Parents—were selected for the “Family” issue of Synkroniciti Magazine (Vol. 6, No. 1, Winter 2024).


Anna Gibson’s Dickens Notes project was recently featured in a CHASS News story


On February 7, Marsha Gordon delivered a pair of Ursula Parrott talks at the University of South Carolina, and on February 26 she gave a Parrott talk at Film Introduction at Cosford Cinema in Coral Gables, FL.  

Gordon will present a webinar on “Why You Should Start Teaching Ursula Parrott’s Ex-Wife” on March 5 at 7 p.m. for the National Humanities Center Webinar. Registration for the webinar, which is free, can be found here.


Jason Miller again joined singer Sandra DuBose (and a full band) at the North Carolina Museum of Art to present the sold-out ticketed show Backlash Blues II: Nina Simone and Langston Hughes. The public event pairing research and performance was highlighted on WRAL-TV.

Miller’s research was the central feature in NPR’s 5 MLK Speeches You Should Know.

His article “The Search for Hannah Crafts” appears in the February issues of Walter Magazine (Raleigh) and SouthPark Magazine (Charlotte).

Joining US Congressman G. K. Butterfield (and many others), Miller spoke at Kacey Cooper’s (see below) public event “Hughes in Wilson, NC.”      

He presented F.B. Eyes on Langston Hughes and Martin Luther King, Jr. for the National Humanities Center Webinar series.

The CHASS media team released a King and the Klan Video File for the university’s Instagram account.


Allen Stein’s short story “Rabbi Rothman and the Limits of the Imagination” is in the current issue of Prairie Schooner.