Long after graduation, Centre College students continue to collaborate with their professors.
“I was so grateful to have two Centre professors write outstanding articles for a volume I recently edited,” says Kathryn Stelmach Artuso ’96, assistant professor of English at Westmont College in Santa Barbara. “It was a great privilege to work with them.”
The new book, Critical Insights: Virginia Woolf and 20th-Century Women Writers (Ed. Kathryn Stelmach Artuso, Salem Press, 2015), is Artuso’s third.
Roberta White, Luellen Professor Emerita of English, contributed the essay “Elizabeth Bowen and Virginia Woolf: The Novelists’ Art.” Helen Emmitt, professor of English, wrote “An Irish Woman Poet’s Room: Eavan Boland’s Debt to Virginia Woolf.”
“At Centre, I was fortunate to be a student of Roberta White, who first introduced me to the beauty of Virginia Woolf’s and Elizabeth Bowen’s lyrical prose, and a student of Helen Emmitt, who introduced me to great women writers like H.D. and Eavan Boland,” says Artuso.
“Knowing their interest in Woolf and women writers, I immediately thought of inviting Roberta and Helen to contribute to the volume. My only regret is that I didn’t dedicate the volume to Carol Bastian [the late Jobson Professor Emerita of English], though I can here do so with a grateful heart.”
Artuso’s other books are Transatlantic Renaissances: Literature of Ireland and the American South (University of Delaware Press, 2013) and Critical Insights: William Faulkner (Ed. Kathryn Stelmach Artuso, Salem Press, 2013), which contains an essay by Mark Lucas, Jobson Professor of English, “As I Lay Dying, The Time of Man, and the Modern Folk Novel.”
by Diane Johnson