The New York Times Sunday Book Review recently ran an "Up Front" profile of Stephen Burn's (English) work as a literary critic, from how he found his vocation working in an ice cream shop in central Scotland to his in-depth exploration of contemporary novelist David Foster Wallace. Burn’s 2003 study of Wallace's Infinite Jest is about to come out in a revised, expanded second edition. His most recent review, of Tom McCarthy’s novel Men in Space, appeared in the same edition of the Sunday Book Review (Feb. 26). Read Burn's profile here.

Shirley Brozzo (Multicultural Education and Resource Center) wrote an essay titled “Windigo Cars and High-Stakes Gambling in the Novels of Louise Erdrich,” which appears as Chapter 3 in American Indians and Popular Culture: Volume 2 Literature, Arts and Resistance, edited by Elizabeth DeLaney Hoffman. 


Beverly Matherne (English) has a villanelle, "Merlot," in the current issue of the Platte Valley Review, published at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. A villanelle is a 19-line poem with two repeating rhymes and two refrains.

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