volume 19, issue 2
What is now proved was once only imagined.
leading the way: imagination, innovation, ideas
From the Editor: Our Electric Stories
from the chair
An Expansive Vision
Making Waves: Women, Words, and Water at ASU
Irena Praitis, Grad on the River
To accomplish great things we must dream as well as act.
research & engagement
Multitasking with Jacqueline Wernimont: Digitrix
Constructing Iron City
new books & media
word lovers' corner
Crossword: Heroes! From Comics to Literature
A Super Scholarship Winner
Nothing is so contagious as example; and we never do any great good or evil which does not produce its like.
—Francois de La Rochefoucauld
comings & goings
Welcome, Creative Writing Affiliate Faculty
When I Gave a Little Bit
Willis Buckingham, 1938-2016
Nicholas A. Salerno, 1936-2016
Debra Schwartz, 1956-2016
Miles Swarthout, 1946-2016
Genius is infinite painstaking.
Accents on English 2.0 is produced by the Department of English at Arizona State University.
Kelly Marie Houle, 2013. "Treasure of the Beagle (detail)." Frontispiece of The Illuminated Origin of Species. Watercolor and Gold Foil on Paper. 22in x 30in.
The stunning artwork in this issue's header was produced by artist, teacher, and writer Kelly M. Houle, a graduate of English's Creative Writing Program (MFA 2005). The piece's title refers to the name of the ship—the HMS Beagle—which carried a young Charles Darwin around the world on a survey expedition. His observations from that journey would form the foundation of his groundbreaking scientific theories.
Houle is at work on a massive project illustrating Darwin's On the Origin of Species (1859). The goal is to produce an illuminated manuscript that pairs traditional calligraphy and painting with one of history's greatest works of scientific literature. Houle anticipates completing work on the edition by February 2019. You can check out progress on her website.