5 teachers to publish works of poetry, research, fiction

Chronicle Staff

Research, poetry and short stories written by five faculty members will appear in print this fall or next year.

English teacher Stephanie Yoo’s short story, titled “Invisible,” is about a westernized, Asian woman working as an expatriate in Hong Kong.

The story will appear in the Kyoto Journal in late 2007. Yoo, who writes under the last name Han, her mother’s birth name, also appeared in the Kyoto Journal in 2002 for her short story “The Ki Difference.”

Foreign language teacher Dr. Siobhan McElduff’s paper “Fractured Understandings: Towards a history of classical reception among non-elite groups,” was admitted to a collection of essays recently.

The composition is about the study of classical texts in the eighteenth and nineteenth century Ireland by the poor and how it conflicted with upper class beliefs of what poor people should be reading.

McElduff’s essay will be part of a collection on the history of people reading classical texts called “Classics and the Uses of Reception,” published by Blackwell Publishing.

“It was great to have the piece published at last,” McElduff said. “I’ve enjoyed working on this topic and it is great to feel that more people will know about this little bit of history.”

English teacher Dr. Lisa Rado is no newcomer to the literary world.

“I have written one book, edited two more and published about a dozen scholarly articles,” Rado said. Her article is called “Portraits of an Artist:  Introducing Students to H.D.’s Poetry.” Rado was invited to contribute to the volume “Approaches to Teaching H.D.’s Poetry and Prose,” by the editor, a professor at the University of North Carolina, basing her request on Rado’s book, “The Modern Androgyne Imagination,” which has a specific chapter dedicated to American modernist poet H.D.

The volume is part of a series published by the Modern Language Association and will not be in print for another 12-18 months.

“It’s a thrill every time to see my words in print,” said Rado.

Science teacher Dr. Antonio Nassar discovered a new quantum version of the equation developed by Lorentz and Abraham within classical electrodynamics, which he explained in his piece “Schrodinger Equation for an Extended Electron.”

The work will be published in about six months in the International Journal of Theoretical Physics.
“This is a subject of interest in quantum electrodynamics,” said Nassar.

Biblical humor in the form of poetry written by English Department Chair Larry Weber will be featured in a poetry anthology titled “Heroic Voices,” published by the Consortium of Southern Poets, which is scheduled for release this fall.

Weber’s two poems, “Jonah” and “Charon’s Humor,” feature Jonah speaking from the belly of a whale, and, in his own words, Charon joking about his occupation of ferrying the dead across the river Styx in the Underworld.

“It is always special to get a poem in a place where it can be read. They are meant to be shared,” Weber said.