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  • Martha Heasley Cox | The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies | San Jose State University
    of Arkansas in 1943 She went on to further graduate work at the University of Texas and in 1955 received her Ph D from the University of Arkansas In that same year she joined the faculty of San Jose State University and taught American literature English composition drama and film studies until her retirement in 1989 Professor Cox right with Gail and Thom Steinbeck at the Tower Award Ceremony She is a scholar of twentieth century American literature whose publications include numerous articles published in professional periodicals and encyclopedias as well as several books including the Maxwell Anderson Bibliography University of Virginia Press 1958 and Nelson Algren with Wayne Chatterton Twayne 1976 Her textbooks on both literature and composition include fourteen editions of A Reading Approach to College Writing a leader in its field In 1971 Dr Cox became the founder and first Director of the Steinbeck Research Center at San Jose State University serving as director until 1982 The Center was renamed the Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies in her honor in 1997 Interior views of the Center for Steinbeck Studies in the Dr Martin Luther King Jr Library at San José State University A frequent consultant chairman and panel member at national and international professional meetings Dr Cox has served on the Board of Directors of the International Visual Literacy Conference the National Steinbeck Center the Cannery Row History Center and on the Executive Committees of the National Conference on Visual Literacy and College Composition and Communication She was a delegate to the First International Conference on John Steinbeck held in Fukuoka Japan and is currently a Book Juror for the California Book Awards Dr Cox with Cox Lecturer Joyce Carol Oates and Paul Douglass Dr Cox is the founder of the Martha Heasley Cox Lecture

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  • Lee Richard Hayman | The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies | San Jose State University
    of Steinbeck s life and works at Pepperdine University and the University of California at Santa Cruz as well as at Salinas High School Hayman was probably best known to Steinbeck Newsletter and Steinbeck Studies readers for his regular column Again Please in which he used his biting wit to set straight errors and myths about Steinbeck s life and work that appeared in the popular media A believer that anything by and about Steinbeck belonged in his collection Hayman built up a striking array of written material and memorabilia Hayman s collection contains many items that any self respecting Steinbeck collector would want such as the over 2000 primary and secondary books including signed firsts and other rare editions But Mr Hayman also had a keen eye for ephemera and filled numerous boxes and filing cabinet drawers with magazines newspaper clippings catalogues pamphlets photographs and audio visual materials Hayman s legacy of collecting Steinbeck which ranges from a Shqipe Albanian translation of The Grapes of Wrath to five boxes of newspaper articles to needlepoint creations will serve in perpetuity as a rich resource for Steinbeck researchers and casual browsers at the Center The passion of a collector such as Mr Hayman may be eccentric and consuming in the moment but it also becomes an invaluable resource to later generations It is our good fortune that Mr Hayman was so passionately preoccupied for so many years Brief Description of the Collection The Hayman Collection can be divided into four categories books and other writings by John Steinbeck books or other written material about or related to John Steinbeck ephemera material associated with the life and works of John Steinbeck and other works in various formats connected to the life and career of John Steinbeck Books and other writings by John

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  • Calls For Papers | The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies | San Jose State University
    May 4 6 2016 immediately preceding the 2016 Steinbeck Festival in Salinas Monterey Sponsored by the Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies SUBMIT PROPOSALS ONLINE Keynote Speakers Richard Astro Provost Emeritus and Professor of English at Drexel University Author of many works of Steinbeck scholarship including John Steinbeck and Edward F Ricketts The Shaping of a Novelist Robert DeMott Professor Emeritus at Ohio University Author of Steinbeck s Reading A Catalogue of Books Owned and Borrowed Working Days The Journals of The Grapes of Wrath 1938 1941 and Steinbeck s Typewriter Essays on His Art among many other titles In a 1946 letter John Steinbeck described arriving in Denmark to find thirty cameramen with flashlights I didn t know anyone treated writers like this He later observed that Denmark was the only country in the world to keep all his books in print Meanwhile on the other side of the globe the John Steinbeck Society of Japan boasts one of the strongest memberships of any foreign author society dedicated to an American author with annual conferences and a peer edited scholarly journal If any 20th century American author can be considered an international writer it is Steinbeck The International Society of Steinbeck Scholars formerly the John Steinbeck Society of America invites conference papers that examine Steinbeck as an international translational writer Contributions are welcome from a wide variety of theoretical applications such as Steinbeck s connections to world literature and world thought for example Classical Greek and Roman Eastern and twentieth century Russian How has Steinbeck adapted not only themes but also aesthetic choices and narrative strategies Other topics are welcome as well deep ecology power and subjugation the concept of democracy and America ethics and philosophy gender studies Those wishing to present proposals for presentation can submit them

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  • Steinbeck Society | The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies | San Jose State University
    Steinbeck Festival Past Events Resources Teaching Works Steinbeck s Nobel Prize Speech Why Read John Steinbeck SJSU Home The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies Donors Steinbeck Society Steinbeck Society MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Navigate BACK to Donors an error occurred while processing this directive Martha Heasley Cox Lee Richard Hayman Lee Richard Hayman receiving a bonded bronze bust from Rosalie Tepper a friend of Hayman s editor Vic Knight This bust is now in the Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies With the support of the Steinbeck Heritage Foundation Thom and Gail Steinbeck and Steinbeck s literary agents McIntosh and Otis the International Society of Steinbeck Scholars formerly the John Steinbeck Society of America supports scholarly research outreach and conferences on the author s work The most recent conference took place at San Jose State in 2013 Members of the Society receive Steinbeck Review a peer reviewed bi annual journal that explores the life and works of John Steinbeck Richly illustrated this journal contains scholarly articles essays notes book and performance reviews and contemporary references about the writer Each issue is approximately 140 pages and circulates to hundreds of members in the U S and

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  • Apply for the Steinbeck Fellow Program | The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies | San Jose State University
    for the Steinbeck Fellow Program MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Navigate BACK to Fellows an error occurred while processing this directive Apply 2014 2015 Fellows 2013 2014 Fellows 2012 2013 Fellows 2011 2012 Fellows 2010 2011 Fellows 2009 2010 Fellows 2008 2009 Fellows 2007 2008 Fellows 2006 2007 Fellows 2005 2006 Fellows 2004 2005 Fellows 2003 2004 Fellows 2002 2003 Fellows 2001 2002 Fellows Program Description The Steinbeck Fellows Program of San José State University SJSU which was endowed through the generosity of Martha Heasley Cox offers emerging writers of any age and background the opportunity to pursue a significant writing project while in residence at SJSU The emphasis of the program is on helping writers who have had some success but not published extensively and whose promising work would be aided by the financial support and sponsorship of the Center and the University s creative writing program The Steinbeck Fellowship Program is named in honor of author John Steinbeck and is guided by his lifetime of work in literature the media and environmental activism The program offers the opportunity to interact with other writers faculty and graduate students and to share their work in progress by giving a public reading once each semester during the fellowship The fellowships afford a stipend of 10 000 Residency in the San José area is required during the academic year approximately 1 September 20 May Fellowships Offered Currently SJSU offers one year fellowships in Steinbeck scholarship and in creative writing including fiction drama creative nonfiction and biography Applications in poetry will not be accepted In awarding fellowships the selection committee considers the quality of the candidate s proposal and any factors that would lead to expectations of future publication and other achievement The creative writing fellowship does not require that there be

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  • 2014-2015 Fellows | The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies | San Jose State University
    Steinbeck Festival Past Events Resources Teaching Works Steinbeck s Nobel Prize Speech Why Read John Steinbeck SJSU Home The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies Fellows 2014 2015 Fellows 2014 2015 Fellows MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Navigate BACK to Fellows Apply 2014 2015 Fellows 2013 2014 Fellows 2012 2013 Fellows 2011 2012 Fellows 2010 2011 Fellows 2009 2010 Fellows 2008 2009 Fellows 2007 2008 Fellows 2006 2007 Fellows 2005 2006 Fellows 2004 2005 Fellows 2003 2004 Fellows 2002 2003 Fellows 2001 2002 Fellows Cara Bayles holds a BA in English and Film Studies from Wesleyan University and a MFA in Creative Writing from Boston University Her fiction has appeared in Meridian University of Virginia Trop and the anthology Watching the Cash Roll in Since 2012 She traveled to India on a Leslie Epstein Global Fellowship in Fiction and she was a finalist for the 2013 New Orleans Tennessee Williams Festival Prize in Fiction She is an award winning reporter who has covered the streets of Boston and the bayous of southern Louisiana Her journalism has appeared in the Boston Globe the Houma Courier the Thibodaux Daily Comet and Beer Advocate magazine She will spend her year as a Steinbeck Fellow completing her novel Yalitza Ferreras received a BA in English and a BA in Political Legal and Economic Analysis from Mills College and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor She is a winner of the University of Michigan s Nicholas Delbanco Thesis Prize and a fellowship from the San Francisco Writers Grotto She has an essay in Wise Latinas Writers on Higher Education and a short story in Daring to Write Contemporary Narratives by Dominican Women She was raised in New York and the Dominican Republic and currently resides in San

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  • 2012-2013 Fellows | The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies | San Jose State University
    2007 Fellows 2005 2006 Fellows 2004 2005 Fellows 2003 2004 Fellows 2002 2003 Fellows 2001 2002 Fellows Journal Subscribe Steinbeck Review Calls For Papers Steinbeck Festival Past Events Resources Teaching Works Steinbeck s Nobel Prize Speech Why Read John Steinbeck SJSU Home The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies Fellows 2012 2013 Fellows 2012 2013 Fellows MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Navigate BACK to Fellows an error occurred while processing this directive Apply 2014 2015 Fellows 2013 2014 Fellows 2012 2013 Fellows 2011 2012 Fellows 2010 2011 Fellows 2009 2010 Fellows 2008 2009 Fellows 2007 2008 Fellows 2006 2007 Fellows 2005 2006 Fellows 2004 2005 Fellows 2003 2004 Fellows 2002 2003 Fellows 2001 2002 Fellows Lenore Rebecca Harris is a graduate of the University of California Berkeley and the University of San Francisco where she earned a Master of Arts in Writing She was an original member of WritersCorp a unit of Americorps the domestic Peace Corps program established by President Clinton Through WritersCorps she worked on several creative writing projects with young people throughout the San Francisco Bay Area She has taught English and Creative Writing to middle school high school and community college students Currently she is a community college English instructor She lives in Oakland California Marian Palaia received her MFA in 2012 from The University of Wisconsin at Madison where she is the prose editor for Devil s Lake She also holds a relatively ancient MA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State She was nominated for a 2010 AWP Intro Award has received a Seattle Arts Council Individual Artists Award has had stories published in Passages North and River Oak Review and has twice been a Glimmer Train Fiction Award finalist Marian is currently working on a novel a collection of short stories

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  • 2011-2012 Fellows | The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies | San Jose State University
    Fellows 2005 2006 Fellows 2004 2005 Fellows 2003 2004 Fellows 2002 2003 Fellows 2001 2002 Fellows Journal Subscribe Steinbeck Review Calls For Papers Steinbeck Festival Past Events Resources Teaching Works Steinbeck s Nobel Prize Speech Why Read John Steinbeck SJSU Home The Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies Fellows 2011 2012 Fellows 2011 2012 Fellows MySJSU Canvas Athletics Give to SJSU Navigate BACK to Fellows an error occurred while processing this directive Apply 2014 2015 Fellows 2013 2014 Fellows 2012 2013 Fellows 2011 2012 Fellows 2010 2011 Fellows 2009 2010 Fellows 2008 2009 Fellows 2007 2008 Fellows 2006 2007 Fellows 2005 2006 Fellows 2004 2005 Fellows 2003 2004 Fellows 2002 2003 Fellows 2001 2002 Fellows Kirstin Chen holds a BA from Stanford University and an MFA from Emerson College where she received the Graduate Writing Award for Fiction and was editor of the journal Redivider She was the Stanley Elkin Scholar at the 2010 Sewanee Writers Conference Her fiction has appeared in Hobart Juked Fringe Magazine and others and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best New American Voices anthology Born and raised in Singapore she now resides in San Francisco where she is completing her first novel Soy Sauce for Beginners John T Newman holds a BA from the University of California Santa Cruz where he currently teaches composition He received his MFA in fiction from San Jose State University in December of 2010 where he was twice awarded the Majorie McLaughlin Folendorf Scholarship for outstanding achievement in creative writing He has worked as a professional writer editor illustrator and musician and spent ten years as a travel writer working almost exclusively in tropical countries He is the author of Scuba Diving and Snorkeling for Dummies and dozens of travel stories for national magazines most

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