Faculty and Staff Notes

Sam Berrin Shonkoff Presents

December 18, 2018

Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish Studies and Religion Sam Berrin Shonkoff presented a paper at the Association for Jewish Studies conference on the topic of interpretations of communal silence in Hasidic mysticism. The conference took place on December 18, 2018 in Boston.

Chris Trinacty Publishes Two Articles

December 17, 2018

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

December 13, 2018

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.

Evangeline Heiliger Presents and Elected Co-chair

December 10, 2018

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

December 7, 2018

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

December 7, 2018

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.”