IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Publications of CU-Boulder Faculty
“In Print” is Inside CU’s new feature highlighting the published works of our faculty. “In Print” features current fictional and nonfictional published works, including books, journal and magazine articles, authored by current faculty and researchers.
If you would like to have your work highlighted, please email Inside CU with the title, publication date, name of the written work and a description of the topic, as well as your title, contact information and a short biography. Jpeg photographs of book jackets and/or authors, as well as website links to more information about the publication are encouraged.
Selected works will be chosen to feature in an article, and all submissions will be acknowledged.
Patty Limerick receives the Western Literature Association 2008 Distinguished Achievement Award
Author and professor of history Patty Limerick received the Western Literature Association 2008 Distinguished Achievement Award for an influential scholar in the field of western American literature on Oct. 2, along with co-recipient William Kittredge at the association's 43rd annual conference in Boulder.
Limerick, who also is chair of the Center of the American West and a professor of environmental studies, is the author of "The Legacy of Conquest," one of the best-selling books on Western American history, in addition to "Something in the Soil," "Desert Passages" and numerous essays and columns appearing in such publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Limerick and Kittredge were honored for "challenging us in your writing to think, engage and act" and "for engaging the general public in understanding the American West." Limerick was specifically cited for "writing with grace, clarity and humor" and for "helping us to see the story of the West as something other than the same old story."
The Western Literature Association fosters and promotes the study of the literature and culture of the American West. Since its founding, the association has gathered together scholars, artists, environmentalists and community leaders who value the West’s literary and cultural contributions to American and world cultures. It recognizes those who have made a major contribution to western literature and western studies and fosters student learning and career advancement in education.
2008 Colorado Book Awards finalists
Two faculty members were named finalists for the 2008 Colorado Book Awards for books published in 2007:
Jan Whitt, associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication – "Reflections in a Critical Eye: Essays on Carson McCullers" (University Press of America). The book explores Southern literature and culture and McCullers' life and work.
This book also received first place in the 2008 Eric Hoffer Book Award culture category and second place in the 2007 ForeWord Magazine Book Award women's issues category.
Jim Sheeler, scholar-in-residence in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication – "Obit: Inspiring stories of People Who Led Extraordinary Lives" (Pruett). An anthology of personal stories of the deceased that go beyond traditional obituaries to explore each person's life.
Sheeler is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Final Salute," a feature that ran on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, 2005 in the Rocky Mountain News.
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