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accents on english | fall 15-winter 16

volume 19, issue 1

It takes a thousand voices to tell a single story.

—Native American proverb


local lore: stories, meanings, signs, speech

Mystery Doors, Feathered Revenants, and Mummified Senators: Legendry from the Dark Heart of Hayden's Ferry
Larry Ellis

Stories Are Good for You: Students Present at American Folklore Society Meeting
Larry Ellis

A Word from the Editor
Alberto Ríos

from the chair

A Usable Past
Mark Lussier

alumni feature

'Erin Go Bragh' with Adrienne Leavy 
Sheila Luna

Deconstructing 'Repellent Fence' with Cristóbal Martínez
Kristen LaRue-Sandler

Libyan Student Perseveres Amidst War, Strife to Earn Degree
Sheila Luna

student stories

New BA in Writing, Rhetorics and Literacies Lets Students Have Their Say
Kayla Bruce

Exploring Romania's 'Living Literature' Key to MA Student's Success
Dana Tait

It is not the voice that commands the story: it is the ear.

—Italo Calvino

research & engagement

Dialogue on Dialogue: Recap of FemRhet 2015
Maureen Daly Goggin / Shirley Rose

Pakistani Women Scholars Visit ASU
Dana Tait

Emotional Appeal: IHR Fellows Cora Fox and Brad Irish
Dana Tait

RED INK Journal: Preserving, Promoting an Indigenous Voice
Meghan Bacino

comings & goings

New Academic Advisor: Athena Andriakos
Sheila Luna

Who Are Mentors, If Not Gatekeepers of the Mind?
María Isabel Alvarez

Upon Her Retirement, A Farewell to Jeannine Savard
Ernesto Abeytia

new books & media

Faculty, Staff, Student & Alumni Publications

word lovers' corner

A Riddle of Signposts
Alberto Ríos

Crossword: Arizona Places and Trivia
Alberto Ríos


Maxine Marshall: Grace Notes
Cynthia Hogue

editorial staff

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

Executive EditorsAlberto RíosKristen LaRue-Sandler  |  Web EditorsKristen LaRue-SandlerBruce Matsunaga

Copy EditorsSheila Luna, Stephen McDonough, Sarah Saucedo

Newsletter CommitteeAlberto Ríos (Chair), Meghan Bacino, Larry EllisKristen LaRue-SandlerSheila LunaDana Tait

There have been great societies that did not use the wheel, but there have been no societies that did not tell stories.

—Ursula K. LeGuin

about the masthead image

A story in every quadrant: This quaint and colorful bird's-eye view of the Phoenix area is from an 1885 lithograph by C. J. Dyer, published by Schmidt Label & Lithograph Company. It now resides in the Library of Congress in the public domain.