Allison Hobgood (PhD, 2007) has published Passionate Playgoing in Early Modern England with Cambridge University Press: http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/arts-theatre-culture/drama-and-theatre-general-interest/passionate-playgoing-early-modern-england
A creative non-fiction essay that Lawrence Jackson wrote was selected for the Best American Essays 2014. The collection is published annually by Houghton Mifflin and Harcourt and the guest editor this year is John Jeremiah Sullivan. The series editor is Robert Atwan. His essay is called “Slickheads,” and it appeared in the journal N+1 in winter 2013. Dr Jackson’s previous essays, “To Danville” (2007), “Christmas in Baltimore, 2009,” (2011) and “The Ledger” (2012), had previously been selected as honorable mentions.
Lawrence Jackson has published a review of The Tastemaker: Carl Van Vechten and the Birth of Modern America, by Edward White called “The Vampire” in April 2014 Harper’s Magazine. He is also a Fulbright Fellow to Alassane Outtara University, Bouake, Cote D’Ivoire for 2013-2014.
Roopika Risam (PhD ’13) is making waves at this year’s MLA conference in Chicago and has been recognized as an up-and-comer in the academci world: https://chroniclevitae.com/news/255-4-scholars-to-watch-at-mla-2014?CID=VTKF1.