ENGLISH DEPARTMENT NEWS
The Victorians Institute Journal is an award-winning, international, refereed scholarly journal that publishes articles, reviews, and newly-edited texts of interest to scholars in nineteenth-century cultural studies. MTSU English professor Dr. Maria Bachman co-edits the journal along with Dr. Albert D. Pionke at the University of Alabama. The journal is currently supported by the Department of English at Middle Tennessee State University and the Department of English at the University of Alabama. The Victorians Institute Journal is available online through the Scholarly Publishing Collective (https://scholarlypublishingcollective.org/) and EBSCO International Journals Complete.
Dr. Patricia Gaitely will be traveling to New Mexico this month to study Curanderismo, the usage of medicinal herbs, remedies, rituals, and instruments of healing in traditional medicine. She was awarded an MTSU Travel Grant to participate in this continuing education course, which will support her research and teaching in Folklore. "I'm interested in how the practices are being transmitted these days, and how they are perceived in the twenty first century," says Dr. Gaitely.