Papers and presentations
Mary Dalton, Department of English, was one of the featured Canadian poets at the multidisciplinary Storytelling Southeast Festival in Dungarvan, Ireland, in late September. While in Dungarvan she gave two poetry readings at the festival and spoke about the creative writing process at Mercyhurst College, the Irish campus of Mercyhurst University. Professor Dalton also read her work at the Cork International Poetry Festival in the spring of 2012. Included in these readings were poems from her forthcoming book, Hooking, which is due out in April 2013.
In December, Dr. TA Loeffler presented at Thinking Mountains, an interdisciplinary conference about how mountains are understood physically as ecosystems in human history and as part of world cultures held by the Canadian Mountain Studies Initiative at the University of Alberta. Dr. Loeffler presented I Teach as the Mountains Teach Me.