volume 22, issue 1
This is the place of places and it is here.
humanities in place: desert contours and contrasts
A Note from the Editor: Some Thoughts on Place
new books & media
Faculty, staff, student, & alumni publications
research and engagement
Book Traces at ASU Moves Forward
Close Encounters with Creepy Critters
Rhetorical Fin Flips in Mermaid 'Science': A Q&A with Peter Goggin
Peering into Landscapes with Literature
Online Students are Plugged-in to Education
Making Loved Ones Proud: What 'University' Means to Two First-Generation College Students
My Sister, the Teacher: One Student's #RedforEd Close-Up
A Place to Show Up, to Search and Be Known
A desert is a place without expectation.
Marieke Davis and Ember Black: Creating an Artistic Vision, Accessible by All
69 Cent Shots and Postmodern Clutter in the Big Red Barn: A Fond Eulogy to Tempe's Minder-Binders
Honoring the 'Open Book': Humanities in Situ
Adopt-A-Family 2018—Setting a New Record
word lovers' corner
A to Z Trivia: How Well Do You Know America's 48th State?
Geek Chorus: A Crossword on Nerdosity in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
—T. S. Eliot
comings and goings
Danielle Alfandre, Lecturer (Writing Programs)
Lois Brown, Foundation Professor (Literature) and Director, Center for the Study of Race and Democracy
Jeffrey Cohen, Professor (Literature) and Dean of Humanities, The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Aviva Dove-Viebahn, Assistant Professor (Film and Media Studies)
Jacob Greene, Assistant Professor (Writing, Rhetorics and Literacies)
Jonathan Hope, Professor (Literature)
Richelle Hubbell-Hudson, HR Specialist Sr. (Business Office)
Tyler Peterson, Assistant Professor (Linguistics and Applied Linguistics)
Justin Petropoulos, Program Manager (Creative Writing)
Ayanna Thompson, Professor (Literature) and Director, Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
John X. Evans (1933-2018)
Katherine Heenan (1963-2019)
Dhira Mahoney (1938-2019)
Helen Nebeker (1927-2018)
Kathleen "Kay" Sands (1939-2018)
It is good people who make good places.
Accents on English 2.0 is produced by the Department of English at Arizona State University.
Executive Editors: Meghan Bacino, Larry Ellis, Kristen LaRue-Sandler | Web Editor: Kristen LaRue-Sandler
Copy Editors: Sheila Luna, Kira Assad, Adrian Thomas
Newsletter Committee: Meghan Bacino (Co-Chair) Larry Ellis (Co-Chair), Kira Assad, David Hawkes, Kristen LaRue-Sandler, Devoney Looser, Sheila Luna, Dana Tait
about the masthead image
Bruce Matsunaga. Ross-Blakley Hall at sunset. 2017.
Our resident technical genius, Bruce Matsunaga, is also a talented photographer with a great sense of timing. He snapped this photo of a radiant Ross-Blakley Hall on a hot September evening, after a long day of helping English move into its new "digs." Check out more of Matsunaga's work on behalf of ASU English on the department's Flickr account.