Chris Trinacty Publishes Two Articles
Chris Trinacty, associate professor of classics, published two articles. “Lares and Laocöon: A Note on Aen. 2.199-227,” Vergilius 64 (2018: 173-181) points out how the artistic representation of snakes on religious altars influenced Vergil's depiction of the death of Laocöon. The second article, “The Surface and the Depths: Quotation and Intertextuality in Seneca’s Naturales Quaestiones,” TAPA 148 (2018: 361-92) investigates how Seneca structures the first book of his 'Naturales Quaestiones' through quotations and intertexts that concern water and hydrological phenomena. There are metaliterary implications for this structuring and these work hand-in-hand with his larger philosophical message.
Sheila Miyoshi Jager Invited as Senior Historian
Professor of East Asian Studies Sheila Miyoshi Jager was invited as senior historian to the Wilson Center-Kyungnam University Workshop on Contemporary Korean History on November 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. She gave the opening presentation on "Korea's 'Two King' Problem: Legacy of Conflict and Political Order in East Asia," which is derived from her current book project on great power competition in Northeast Asia at the end of the 19th century, and provided commentary on nine other papers presented by junior scholars.
Erik Inglis Receives Fellowship
Erik Inglis ’89 received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities supporting his current book project Objects of Memory: The Medieval Art Historical Imagination. Find the project's details here.
Emily Barton Reviews Book
Emily Barton, assistant professor of creative writing, reviewed Kenji Miyazawa's dark fairy tales in the New York Times.
Evangeline Heiliger Presents and Elected Co-chair
Visiting Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies Vange Heiliger presented research, "Worlds of Ethical Consumerism: Imagining Justice Economies" at the National Women's Studies Association (NWSA) conference held November 8-11, 2018, in Atlanta. Heiliger was also elected incoming co-chair of the transnational Feminists in Science and Technology Studies (FiSTS) working group and the NWSA Science and Technology Taskforce (2019-2021).
Ann Cooper Albright Publishes Book
Professor of Dance Ann Cooper Albright’s book, How to Land: Finding Ground in an Unstable World foregrounds the importance of embodiment as a means of surviving the disorientation of our twenty-first century world. Linking somatics and politics, Cooper Albright argues that a renewed attention to gravity as both a metaphoric sensibility and a physical experience can help transform moments of personal disorientation into an opportunity to reflect on the important relationship between individual resiliency and communal responsibility. Each chapter interweaves discussions of movement actions with their cultural implications, documenting specific bodily experiences and then tracing their ideological ripples out through the world. The book is published by Oxford University Press.
Sandra Zagarell Presents Papers, Workshop
Sandra Zagarell, Donald R. Longman Professor of English, presented two papers led a workshop at the triennial conference of the Society for the Study of American Women Writers. The papers were titled, “Literature, Citizenship, Alice Dunbar-Nelson” and “Learning from Alice Dunbar-Nelson.” The workshop was on the topic of “Service and Time Management.”
Matthew Rarey Publishes
Assistant Professor of Art History Matthew Rarey's article, "Assemblage, Occlusion, and the Art of Survival in the Black Atlantic" was published in the winter 2018 issue of African Arts.
Evan Kresch Presents at Bolivian Conference on Development Economics
Assistant Professor of Economics Evan Kresch presented his paper at the ninth annual Bolivian Conference on Development Economics November 29 through 30, 2018.
Cal Biruk Presents, Acts as Discussant
Associate Professor of Anthropology Cal Biruk presented work in progress and acted as a discussant on two panels sponsored by the Queer African Studies Association at the annual meeting of the African Studies Association held on November 30 and December 1, 2018, in Atlanta.