Faculty and Staff Notes

Sandra Zagarell presents talk on Alice Dunbar-Nelson

December 21, 2020

Sandra Zagarell, visiting Donald R. Longman emerita professor of English, presented a talk titled “Alice Dunbar-Nelson’s Political Artistry: What The Archive Tells Us” in the virtual symposium “If I Had Known: Education, Performance, Activism," which honored the life and legacy of Alice Dunbar-Nelson. The symposium, which took place on November 6, 2020, and was recorded, was sponsored by the University of Delaware Library Museums and Press. Tt will be available to the public in 2021.

Yorki Encalada Egúsquiza publishes article in journal Polifonía

December 17, 2020

Yorki Encalada Egúsquiza, faculty in residence at La Casa Hispánica and lecturer in Hispanic Studies, published "El Bildungsroman femenino catalano-marroquí en El último patriarca (2008)" in the scholarly journal Polifonía. The article studies how Moroccan-Catalan author Najat El Hachmi constructs a transnational Bildungsroman to highlight her protagonist's Catalan identity.

Anna Levett publishes article

December 9, 2020

Anna Levett, visiting assistant professor of comparative literature, published an article, ‘‘Ecstatic Communities: Sufism, Modernism, and Political Possibility in Abdelwahab Meddeb's Talismano,’’ in the winter 2020 issue of Expressions maghrébines. This special issue is devoted to the work of Tunisian writer, translator, and public intellectual Abdelwahab Meddeb (1946-2014).

Chris Jenkins publishes article

December 9, 2020

Christ Jenkins, conservatory associate dean for academic support, published an article on African American violists from the 20th century in the fall 2020 volume of the Journal of the American Viola Society.

Katherine Jolly accepted into Higher Education Leadership Institute cohort

December 9, 2020

Associate Professor of Voice Katherine Jolly has been accepted into the 2021 cohort for the Higher Education Leadership institute (HERS/HLI). She is one of 20 women in academia throughout the nation who will engage in an intensive four-month program, beginning in January 2021, designed to challenge and train the next generation of higher education leadership. Jolly’s work in HERS will culminate in a self-designed capstone project involving the conservatory.

Md Rumi Shammin collaborates on book about climate change in South Asia

December 8, 2020

Md Rumi Shammin is currently collaborating with Professor Enamul Haque of East West University (Bangladesh), Professor Pranab Mukhopadhyay of Goa University (India), and Mani Nepal of the South Asian Network of Development and Environmental Economics (Nepal) as coeditors of a volume called Climate Change and Community Resilience: Insights from South Asia.

The book will be published by Springer Nature in 2021 and includes several chapters coauthored by Prof. Shammin that represent a decade of fieldwork and research in climate-vulnerable communities of Bangladesh.

Bryan Parkhurst included in award from the Society for Music Theory

December 3, 2020

Music theory professor Bryan Parkhurst has been included in the Society for Music Theory's (SMT) 2020 award for Outstanding Multi-Author Collection. This was given for The Oxford Handbook of Critical Concepts in Music Theory, for which Parkhurst coauthored the lead chapter, "Pitch, Tone, and Note." In the citation for the award, SMT provided, "The eloquent essays gathered together in this volume reflect the unique insights of the contributors as well as the coalescence of a shared vision of its editors. With uniform excellence in depth and clarity, the essays demonstrate that, if we understand and teach these so-called fundamentals as immutable entities, we bypass essential disciplinary questions."

Clayton Koppes authors article

December 1, 2020

"Protecting The Rights Of People With HIV/AIDS: How the ACLU of Ohio Set a Precedent in 1994," by Clayton Koppes, professor emeritus of history, was published by the Ohio ACLU. The article explores the 1994 landmark AIDS discrimination case in Ohio that secured protection for people with HIV/AIDS under the Americans with Disabilities Act.