September 2020

Despite the continued need for physical distance from campus and from each other, our faculty, staff, and students are hard at work. Wishing everyone a fruitful and safe semester.


October 13. A Works-in-Progress talk by Allison Deutermann. Title and link TBA. 1:00



Joanne Grumet‘s poetry chapbook Garden of Eve will be out this month from Finishing Line Press.

Sean O’Toole‘s essay on the correspondence between Ethel Smyth and Edith Somerville was published in the Journal of the History of Sexuality in July.

Patrick Reilly‘s article “Greenpiece: Mining the text of Finnegans Wake for Emerald (L)ore” will be published in the James Joyce Studies Annual (2020).

Brooke Schreiber co-edited a special issue of Composition Forum, titled “Promoting Social Justice for Multilingual Writers on College Campuses”, which was published in August  and is available here. Her chapter, “Opening the Door: Towards a Framework for a Translingual Approach,” will appear in the edited collection Reconciling Translingualism and Second Language Writing​, coming out in September from Routledge.

Grace Schulman‘s ninth book of poems, The Marble Bed, will be out October 15 from Turtle Point Press. Poems in it have been in The Yale Review, The Hudson Review, The Kenyon Review, Literary Matters, and various anthologies such as Together in a Sudden Strangeness. Available for pre-order here.



Timothy Aubry was elected department chair in July.

After twenty-two years of teaching at Baruch, our colleague Miriam Applebaum has decided to retire. On behalf of the entire department, Timothy Aubry writes: “This is a real loss for our department. Those who have gotten to know her and worked with her over the years have all seen what a dedicated and empathetic teacher and colleague she is. Miriam—thank you for all that you’ve done for the students at Baruch, and I hope the next chapter of your life is a wonderful and fulfilling one.”

Jessica Lang was appointed interim dean-designate of the George and Mildred Weissman School of Arts and Sciences in July.

Michael Staub has been invited by the American Psychological Association to serve a three-year term as chair of the APA’s committee that annually selects the best article in the history of psychology. Michael won the APA award in 2016 for his article on the politics of split-brain research in the 1970s-1980s.

Congratulations, all!


Keep the news coming. The deadline for the next newsletter is October 1.

Featured image: from Lamin Fofana, BLUES, at the Mishkin Gallery, now online.

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