Christopher Trinacty Gives Three Lectures

May 4, 2017

In April 2017, Assistant Professor of Classics Christopher Trinacty gave three lectures. The first, “Wild Nothing: Teaching Latin Intertextuality,” was presented at the annual Classical Association of the Middle West and South meeting in Kitchener, Ontario. This lecture detailed the way Trinacty uses pop music to discuss allusion in Latin poetry. A second paper, “Intertext to Intratext in Senecan Prose and Poetry,” was given at the Midwest Classical Literature Consortium in Athens, Ohio. This talk analyzed the way that Seneca the Younger utilized intertexts in different manners in his prose and poetry. The final talk, “C.H. Sisson in Exile,” was given as part of the conference Revisiting C.H. Sisson: Modernist, Classicist, Translator, at Kings College, London. This paper pointed out certain aspects of the reception of Ovid’s exile poetry in the works of the English poet C.H. Sisson.

Bernard Matambo Published in Best American Essays

April 21, 2017

Assistant Professor Bernard Matambo’s essay “Working the City” was selected for inclusion in the Best American Essays 2017.

Ann Cooper Albright Participates in Fellowship

April 21, 2017

Professor Ann Cooper Albright was a fellow at the Interweaving Performance Cultures Research Center at Berlin's Free University during the spring 2017 semester. She also taught a module course on dancing and writing at the University of Salzburg in Austria.

Bautista, Perez, Reyes Receive Grant

April 21, 2017

Adrian Bautista, assistant vice president of student life and instructor, Gina Perez, professor of comparative American studies, and Julio Reyes, Multicultural Resource Center assistant director and Latinx community coordinator, were recently awarded a grant from the Great Lakes Colleges Association's Oral History in the Liberal Arts (OHLA) mini-grant program for their “Latina/o/x Oral Histories of Northeast Ohio” course/project. Taught this semester as CAST 335, the project is an ongoing collaboration between Oberlin College students, staff, faculty and Latina/o/x residents and community organizations to document Latina/o/x histories and contemporary experiences throughout Northeast Ohio.

The award includes a mini-grant for course and project development, as well as full support for participation in the OHLA oral history institute this summer at Kenyon College.

Pipo Nguyen-Duy receives Ohio Arts Council Award

April 21, 2017

Pipo Nguyen-Duy received an Individual Excellence Award for photography from the Ohio Arts Council.

Individual Excellence Awards are peer recognition of creative artists for the exceptional merit of a body of work that advances or exemplifies the discipline and the larger artistic community. These awards support artists' growth and development and recognize work in Ohio and beyond.

Rian Brown-Orso receives Ohio Arts Council Award

April 21, 2017

Rian Brown-Orso received an Individual Excellence Award for media arts from the Ohio Arts Council.

Individual Excellence Awards are peer recognition of creative artists for the exceptional merit of a body of work that advances or exemplifies the discipline and the larger artistic community. These awards support artists' growth and development and recognize work in Ohio and beyond.

Stiliana Milkova Interviewed

April 18, 2017

Stiliana Milkova, assistant professor of comparative literature, was interviewed on "Fahrenheit," the leading program about culture and literature which is broadcast on Italian national radio. The interview covered the first international conference about the author Elena Ferrante which took place on April 7, 2017 in Naples, Italy. Professor Milkova was an invited participant at the conference.

The podcast of the interview (in Italian) can be heard here.

Derstine, Evans Receive Heritage Guardian Award

April 18, 2017

Andria Derstine, director of the Allen Memorial Art Museum, and Leo Evans, assistant director of the college's Office of Facilities Planning and Construction, received Oberlin Heritage Center's Heritage Guardian Award for conservation work on the King Sculpture Court's ceiling and clerestory inside the Allen Memorial Art Museum. The ceiling and its 100 coffered decorations were a part of architect Cass Gilbert's original plan for the museum building when it opened in 1917. The conservation work included a nearly year-long, full-scale cleaning of the ceiling by ICA-Art Conservation, along with the installation of advanced lighting systems.

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