English Students, Faculty Participate in Academic Conference


Students and faculty from the English Department participated in the English Association of Pennsylvania State Universities annual conference at West Chester University on Oct. 21-22.

Nine SFU students, along with five faculty members from the English Department, attended the conference.

Presenters had the opportunity to share their research and creative writing pieces, which all fit into the conference’s 2022 theme of theme of “Merging/Emerging/Re-Emerging: English Studies in an Ever-Changing Landscape.”

English Professor Robin Cadwallader presented a research essay deciphering the fact and fiction surrounding the work and life of American author and journalist Rebecca Harding Davis.

“There are two benefits from conferences,” said Cadwallader. “Faculty can take what we have learned from the conferences and incorporate it into our teaching, and students get the opportunity to network with new people.”

English major Ethan Eckenrode presented his creative writing piece “Umami: How I Learned to Stop Fighting and Love the Stove.”

“It was a good opportunity to show my work outside of my friend group,” said Eckenrode. “It’s beneficial to see other people’s thought processes in a research and creative perspective.”

SFU students and faculty who attended the conference included Lisa Beiswenger, Tim Bintrim, Robin Cadwallader, Sydney Beunier-Lucas, John Woznak, Adrianna Boldizar, Colette Costlow, MJ Dugary, Ethan Eckenrode, Michael Hickey, Avery Lucas, Erin Pyle, Scott Riner and Angela Wharton.