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volume 24, issue 1

Everything is alive; everything is interconnected.


health and wholeness

A note from the editor: On health humanities
Cora Fox


alumni feature

From teacher to protector: Lynn Houston’s call to cybersecurity
Sheila Luna

Back home with Eric Waggoner: Humanities and community service in the Mountain State
Larry Ellis


research and engagement

If you build it they will come: Teaching Milton in an Arizona prison
David Hawkes

ASU English's pivot online
Kira Assad


student stories

Growing in the time of COVID-19
Margot Plunkett

ASU doctoral students and faculty take the lead among Arizona’s English teachers
James Blasingame


word lovers' corner

About face (A crossword): Mask-wearers in literature and popular culture
Alberto Ríos


comings and goings


Gabriel Acevedo Velázquez, Assistant Professor (English Education)
Pamela Lang

Saane Burton, Program Manager (Curriculum and Scheduling)
Kira Assad

Lisa Han, Assistant Professor (Film and Media Studies)
Pamela Lang

Stacey Moran, Assistant Professor (Film and Media Studies / Writing, Rhetorics and Literacies)
Pamela Lang

Katherine Morrissey, Assistant Professor (Film and Media Studies)
Heidi Willers

Joshua Vasquez, Lecturer (Film and Media Studies)
Nicholas Stewart


Departures (Retirements)

Dan Bivona, Professor Emeritus
Larry Ellis

Taylor Corse, Professor Emeritus
Elizabeth Horan

Mark Lussier, Professor Emeritus
Dana Tait


in memoriam

Carly Verbeke (1995-2020)
Cora Fox

Nicholas Salazar (2000-2021) 
Meghan Apao / Editors


health humanities in the news

John Keats in the season of mists (The Lancet)
Jonathan Bate on the interconnectedness of health and the environment 

National leaders propose Anti-Racism in Public Health Act (ABC-15)
Lois Brown provides context for legislation to combat structural racism

50 best LGBTQ movies to watch in 2021 (Women’s Health Magazine)
Julia Himberg on how on-screen representation provides life-saving affirmation

Another B+ coronavirus essay (The Rambling)
Devoney Looser describes how sometimes merely coping is your best work

ASU professors read poems to help healthcare workers destress  (3 TV/CBS 5 / AZ Family)
Videos feature Mark Lussier, Cora Fox, Jonathan Bate, Cajsa Baldini, George Justice and more


new books & media

Faculty, staff, student, & alumni publications


upcoming events

2021-2022 Department of English events


editorial staff

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

Executive Editors: Cora Fox, Larry Ellis, Kristen LaRue-Sandler  |  Web Editor: Kristen LaRue-Sandler

Copy Editors: Kira Assad, Heather Hoyt, Sheila Luna, T.M. McNally

Newsletter Committee: Cora Fox (Co-Chair), Larry Ellis (Co-Chair), Kira Assad, Heather Hoyt, Kristen LaRue-Sandler, Devoney Looser, Sheila Luna, T. M. McNally


about the masthead image

Margot Plunkett's overgrown garden featuring an orange squash blossom. / Courtesy photo

Margot Plunkett's garden was overgrown but abundant this past year. Read about how she started tending plants during the pandemic: "Growing in the time of COVID-19."

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