"Mary Deshazer" Archive

Congratulations to retiring faculty and staff

A letter from President Nathan Hatch to the community

Dear Wake Forest Faculty, Staff and Students,

Commencement season is a time of celebration and new beginnings for those about to graduate. It is also a time to say thank you and bid farewell to many of our friends, colleagues and mentors who have made Wake Forest University their home.

Please join me in congratulating and commemorating a marvelous class of Reynolda Campus faculty and staff retiring from Wake Forest this year. We are profoundly grateful for the countless contributions from this remarkable group of individuals, who together have more than 600 years of service to the University:

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June 2013 faculty publications

Jeff Holdridge


The following faculty had writings published in June 2013:

DeShazer, Mary K. (English and Women’s & Gender Studies). Mammographies: The Cultural Discourses of Breast Cancer Narratives. University of Michigan Press. June 2013.

Hall, Mark A., Mary Anne Bobinski, & David Orentlicher. (School of Law). Health Care Law and Ethics, 8th ed. Aspen Publishers. April 2013.

Holdridge, Jefferson. (English). Eruptions. Lapwing Publications. April 2013.

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English professor DeShazer named Poteat Lecturer

Mary DeShazerMary DeShazer, professor of English and Women’s and Gender Studies will deliver the Hubert McNeill Poteat Lecture and receive the award in recognition for her research and scholarship achievements.

Her lecture, “Representing Breast Cancer in the Twenty-first Century,” will be held on April 9 at 4 p.m. in Annenberg Forum. The Wake Forest community is invited to attend. Jacquelyn S. Fetrow, dean of the college, and Bradley T. Jones, interim dean of the graduate school, will present the award.

After a close friend lost her battle with breast cancer, DeShazer published her book, “Fractured Borders: Reading Women’s Cancer Literature,” examining the body of literature available on breast cancer. Her new book “Mammographies: The Cultural Discourses of Breast Cancer Narratives,” to be published in June, looks at post-millennial writings and visual art related to breast cancer.

“The BRCA gene test has changed the way women approach breast cancer. The decision to take preventative measures due to genetic mutation is an option that didn’t exist 15 years ago,” DeShazer says. “There was a time when breast cancer was stigmatized and silenced. That has changed dramatically.” Read more

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August 2012 faculty milestones

See a list of employment milestones reached by faculty in August 2012: Read more

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