Amanda Cockrell ’69, M.A. ’88 Explores Turmoil of the 1960s in New Historical Novel
This spring, Amanda Cockrell ’69, M.A. ’88 is immersing readers in the unrest of the Vietnam War era with her new book “Coyote Weather.” The historical novelist, who retired in 2018 as director of Hollins’ graduate programs in children’s literature, is currently is managing editor of Hollins University’s literary journal, The Hollins Critic, and the author of numerous books under her own name and the pseudonym Damion Hunter.
Professor Emerita’s New Book Centers on “What’s Remembered, What’s Observed, and What’s Imagined”
Award-winning poet and novelist Pablo Medina promises that “you’ll be heartened by the wisdom, clarity, and honesty” of the new poetry collection by Professor of English Emerita Cathryn Hankla ’80, M.A. ’82. “Immortal Stuff,” published by Mercer University Press, is Hankla’s 11th volume of poetry and second full-length collection of prose poems.
President Hinton Coauthors Chapter for New Book on the Future of Higher Ed.
Hollins President Mary Dana Hinton and Debra Humphreys of the Lumina Foundation have written a chapter for a new higher education reference work. “Seeking Equity, Quality, and Purpose as Higher Education Transforms: Liberal Arts Colleges Respond” is featured in “New Models of Higher Education: Unbundled, Rebundled, Customized, and DIY.”
“A Poet at the Top of His Form”: Hollins Professor’s Newest Collection Is Published
The often lost and surprising senses of the world and of words are exhumed in “According to Sand,” the new volume of poems by Thorpe Moeckel, associate professor of English and director of the Jackson Center for Creative Writing at Hollins University.
English Professor Julie Pfeiffer Publishes Book Examining Nineteenth-Century Girls’ Fiction
Published by University Press of Mississippi, Professor of English Julie Pfeiffer’s “Transforming Girls: The Work of Nineteenth Century Adolescence” analyzes a variety of since-forgotten mid-nineteenth-century bestsellers that were aimed at adolescent girls in the United States and Germany.
Hollins Professor Examines Arab Spring, Qatar Boycott in New Books
The fifth and sixth books by Edward A. Lynch, John P. Wheeler Professor of Political Science, offer analysis of two of the Middle East’s most significant political crises in recent years.
From Graduation to Publication: Debut Books by New Creative Writing M.F.A. Alumni Head To Press
Poets Maddie Gallo and Gabriel Reed are celebrating the completion of their respective graduate degrees at Hollins as well as the publication of each writer’s first collections of poetry.
M.F.A. in Creative Writing Alumna Welcomes Launch Of Debut Novel “Leda and the Swan”
Published by Riverhead Books, “Leda and the Swan” is a collegiate coming-of-age tale mixed with classic suspense and, of course, some references to Greek mythology. Time magazine calls it an “affecting narrative about consent, power and loneliness.”
Hollins Alumna’s Debut Book Gives Hope, Resources for Children with Hearing Loss
An illustrated children’s storybook, “Padapillo” offers hope and information to families experiencing early childhood hearing loss. “I understand first-hand what happens to children if their hearing loss goes unidentified,” said Valerie James Abbott ’93. “I am passionate about helping other parents in a similar situation.”
Hollins Professor Jessie Van Eerden Celebrates Launch of Award-Winning Fourth Book, “Call It Horses”
Eight years in the making, van Eerden’s third novel won the 2019 Dzanc Books Prize. “It’s a book that’s very close to me,” she said.
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