This is the second in our series “Four Questions,” featuring SJU Writing Studies professors. Meet Dr. Melissa Goldthwaite, who will be teaching ENG 642, “Style,” in spring 2016.
What is your current writing project? (Or do you have a link to a recent publication you’d like to share with our grad students?)
I’m finishing two essay anthologies for Norton; they should be out in January: http://books.wwnorton.com/books/webad.aspx?id=4294990902 and http://books.wwnorton.com/books/webad.aspx?id=4294990755
I’m also editing a collection on Food, Feminism, and Rhetoric.
What are you reading, for work or pleasure?
I’ve been reading (or rereading) several food memoirs: Linda Furiya’s Bento Box in the Heartland, Diana Abu-Jaber’s The Language of Baklava, Kim Sunée’s Trail of Crumbs, Shoba Narayan’s Monsoon Diary, and others.
What are you listening to (music/podcast/radio program)?
Today, I’m listening to James Taylor’s latest release, Before This World. Although it’s new, it reminds me of his music from the 70s. Part of me will always be stuck in the 70s.
When you’re not on campus, where’s your happy place?
My happy place is wherever my dog is–usually at home in a room painted bright blue and decorated with children’s toys (many, yes, from the 70s).