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accents on english | fall 22-spring 23

volume 26

"All art is a kind of confession." —James Baldwin

art and justice

alumni feature

Wrangling the wild graffito: Containment and trickster discourse in a central Arizona university town
Larry Ellis

research and engagement

Holding to hope
Kristen LaRue-Sandler

Behind the curtain with Demetria Baker: Super scheduler and so much more
Jenny Irish

Inspiration at twilight: An interview with Tara Ison
Sarah Viren

student stories

Food is where the heart is: An intergenerational recipe anthology
Kira Assad

On the street level: PhD student conducts research on public art project
Sheila Luna

word lovers' corner

How teachers get taught: A crossword
Alberto Ríos

art and justice in the news

On translation: Meet Zhongxing Zeng (曾中行), a wanderer who paints poetry with music (The State Press)
PhD student Zhongxing Zeng is a Renaissance man.

BANNED: Gender, race and sexuality studies (Ms. Magazine)
Aviva Dove-Viebahn outlines looming legislation in Florida.

How Phoenix author Bill Konigsberg uses his voice to help LGBTQ teens see themselves (The Arizona Republic)
Alum Bill Konigsberg writes for equality.

Read your way through the U.S.-Mexico borderlands (The New York Times)
Works by Natalie Diaz and Alberto Ríos illuminate border realities.

'To Name the Bigger Lie' is an investigation of the nature of truth (NPR)
Sarah Viren uses memoir to explore big questions.

How to make room for neurodivergent professors (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
Bradley Irish artfully advocates for intellectual inclusivity.

Reimagining Shakespeare through Latino and Indigenous lenses (Axios)
Ayanna Thompson works to integrate early modern studies and performance.

new books & media

Faculty, staff, student, & alumni publications

upcoming events

2023-2024 Department of English events

editorial staff

Accents on English 2.0 is produced by the Department of English at Arizona State University.

Executive Editors: Elizabeth Horan and Kristen LaRue-Sandler  |  Web Editor: Kristen LaRue-Sandler

Newsletter Committee: Elizabeth Horan (Co-Chair), Kristen LaRue-Sandler (Co-Chair), Kira Assad, Larry Ellis, Jenny Irish, Sheila Luna, Sarah Viren

about the masthead image

A page from the artist's book "Hold" by Sally Ball and Jan Vicar

This page from the artist's book, "Hold" is a linocut by Jan Vičar with text by Sally Ball. Read more about this unique collaboration in the story, "Holding to hope."