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Chair: Kent Baxter
Notes compiled by: Kate Haake



The CFA’s Annual Spring Faculty Appreciation Picnic is coming up on Thursday, May 3, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Save the date. You deserve it!

Anyone who is teaching  113/114 A or 115 should encourage their students to submit their work to WAVES, a new publication-in-progress. The deadline for submissions is May 18, at noon. Electronic submissions should be posted on Canvas at https://canvas.csun.edu/courses/56861 (students will be prompted to join the course with an enrollment key to submit). Paper submissions may be sent to Irene Clark. We are all excited about this new publication. Please help support our student writers in this new launch!

The students of English 698D, Rhetoric and Composition, are hosting a conference and all are invited. Titled “Exploring Identities and Social Issues Through Language and Literature,” the conference will take place on two Mondays, April 30th and May 7th, beginning at 4:00 p.m. in JR 304. Please come help them share their most excellent work. And there will be food!


Scott Andrews is the guest editor of the latest issue of Transmotion, an online, peer-reviewed journal for American Indian literature. He wrote the introduction, “Red Readings: Decolonization through Native-centric Responses to Non-Native Literature and Film.” Also in the issue he reviews a novel by Carter Meland, Stories for a Lost Child. The journal can be found at https://journals.kent.ac.uk/index.php/transmotion.

Lauren Byler has been honored with a cherished Polished Apple Award from her students. Warm congratulations to Lauren. Your students are lucky to have you. And they know it.

Kate Haake’s new chapbook, Assumptions We Might Make About the Postworld, has been officially released and is now available at https://dornsife.usc.edu/goldlinepress/assumptions-we-might-make/

Maya Richards has accepted a spot in the Ph.D. program at UCSD, where she has proposed a project to research narratives by and about Asian American migrants in post-1945 American literature and visual culture with a special focus on the role of memory in the construction of immigrant identity. Well done, Maya. We look forward to reading your work.