volume 23, issue 1
Knowledge is a treasure,
but practice is the key to it.
public humanities: sharing, practicing, translating knowledge
A note from the editors: Making it public
new books & media
Faculty, staff, student, & alumni publications
research and engagement
'When we speak, we speak to everyone:' Hayden's Ferry Review coming soon to a device near you
Closer to home: A personal account of writer Louis Owens
Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing.
WRL vignette I: Rhetorical inquiry as an anchor—Alyssa Orozco finds structure in research
WRL vignette II: Keep adapting and carry on—What Kaylee Welch learned about forward motion
Orange in the new Blackboard Jungle: Lessons from the prison classroom
word lovers' corner
Hot stuff (A crossword): in contemporary literature and popular culture
The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference.
humanities in the news: public scholars
The worst is not, so long as we can say 'this is the worst' (The Lancet)
Jonathan Bate discusses pandemics in literature
The poems that poets turn to in a time of strife (The New York Times)
Natalie Diaz highlights a must-read for these times
Jane Austen behind bars (Corrections Today)
Joe Lockard, Devoney Looser, and Cornelia Wells quoted on prison teaching
How Scooby-Doo's origins are related to the RFK assassination (Smithsonian Magazine)
Kevin Sandler examines violence in children's television
All that glisters is not gold (NPR)
Ayanna Thompson on racism in Shakespeare
Language evolves, and that's okay (O.K.?) (The Washington Post)
Elly van Gelderen explores a simple word's complex past
comings and goings
Sir Jonathan Bate, Foundation Professor of Environmental Humanities (Literature)
Michael Begay, Coordinator (Main Office)
Emily Cooney, Lecturer (Writing Programs)
Andrea Dickens, Lecturer (Writing Programs)
Kathleen Hicks, Director (Online Programs)
Small gestures, big hearts: English marshals grassroots giving to aid struggling students
Marvin Fisher (1927-2020)
William 'Wonderful' Jenkins (1948-2019)
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Accents on English 2.0 is produced by the Department of English at Arizona State University.
Executive Editors: Meghan Apao, Larry Ellis, Kristen LaRue-Sandler | Web Editor: Kristen LaRue-Sandler
Copy Editors: Sheila Luna, Kira Assad, T.M. McNally
Newsletter Committee: Meghan Apao (Co-Chair) Larry Ellis (Co-Chair), Kira Assad, Sarah Florini, Kristen LaRue-Sandler, Sheila Luna, T. M. McNally
about the masthead image
Andrea Dickens. Copper Glaze Plate. Courtesy photo.
A view from close-up suggests a petri dish or maybe an artist's vision of planet earth. However, the image at the top of this newsletter is of a ceramic creation by Lecturer Andrea Dickens. For more about Dickens and her work, read Avrajit Dey's profile of her in this newsletter.