Faculty and Staff Notes

Matthew Rarey Gives Invited Lecture

September 25, 2018

Matthew Rarey, assistant professor of art history, delivered his lecture, "Questions of Value and Bondage at a Hotel in London, March 1865" at the Center for Visual Culture at Bryn Mawr College. The lecture, which is based on an in-progress article, discusses Dante Gabriel Rossetti's 1866 painting, The Beloved, in the context of 19th century theories of race and sexuality, as well as transnational abolitionist dialogues.

Cottine and Ryno Co-author

September 19, 2018

Assistant Professor of Religion Cheryl Cottine and Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Lisa Ryno co-authored the article "Biological Impact and Ethical Implications of Pesticide Use: A Short Module for Upper-Division-Undergraduate Biochemistry Courses" published in the Journal of Chemical Education.

T.S. McMillin Publishes Essay

September 18, 2018

Professor of English T. S. McMillin’s essay, “Between the Disciplines and Beyond the Institution: Emerson’s Environmental Relevance” just appeared in the book Approaches to Teaching the Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson (eds. Mark C. Long and Sean Ross Meehan), published by The Modern Language Association of America. In their introduction, the editors write, “T. S. McMillin extends the lessons of ‘creative reading’ to the sciences, uncovering in Emerson’s writings on nature a perspective of ‘transdisciplinarity’ that highlights Emerson’s relevance for both English and environmental studies students and also makes Emerson a valuable field guide for instructors working in the environmental humanities.”

Renee Romano's Article Published

September 17, 2018

Renee Romano, Robert S. Danforth professor of history and professor of comparative American studies and Africana studies, has an article in the September 2018 volume of Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, a special volume on the theme of Black Marriage. Her article, “Something Old, Something New: Black Women, Interracial Dating, and the Black Marriage, Crisis,” explores the arguments and viewpoints of a vocal group of black women who promote interracial dating and marriage in blogs, books, and internet advocacy sites.

Piano Professor Dang Thai Son Honored by Poland Ministry of Culture

September 14, 2018

Dang Thai Son, the conservatory’s newest member of the piano faculty—and a renowned teacher, performer, and interpreter of the Polish composers Chopin and Paderewski—traveled to Warsaw in September where he was awarded the “Zasluzony Kulturze Gloria Artis” (Gold Medal for Merit to Culture) by Poland’s Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.

Jared C. Hartt Publishes Edited Volume on Medieval Motets

September 13, 2018

Jared C. Hartt, associate professor of music theory, published an edited book, A Critical Companion to Medieval Motets (Boydell and Brewer, 2018). This volume of collected essays, the first to be devoted exclusively to medieval motets, features chapters by seventeen leading scholars from around the world. More information on the book and its contents can be found here.

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón's Short Story Published

September 13, 2018

Assistant Professor of Hispanic Studies Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón’s short story “Escena en un restaurante de comida rápida” was included in The Hay Festival’s anthology Bogotá39: Nuevas voces desde Latinoamerica. The anthology has been published in Spain, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Spain, Uruguay, Perú, and Ecuador by a series of independent publishers. It was also translated into English as Bogotá39: New Voices from Latin America and published by British imprint Oneworld Editions.