• Associate Professor of Literature Pavitra Sundar recently published Listening with a Feminist Ear (University of Michigan Press, 2023). The book, which focuses on mainstream Bombay cinema, identifies singing, listening, and speaking as key sites in which gendered notions of identity and difference take form.

  • Margaret Bundy Scott Humanities Professor of Literature Katherine H. Terrell presented a paper titled “‘Misogynist Chaucer’ or ‘all womanis frend’? Reevaluating Bannatyne’s Chaucer” at the 17th International Conference of Medieval and Renaissance Scottish Language and Literature, held at the University of St Andrews in Scotland in July.

  • Dean of Faculty Ngoni Munemo recognized 10 faculty members with Dean’s Scholarly Achievement Awards in three categories — career achievement, early career achievement, and notable year — at the May 2 faculty meeting. These awards recognize individual accomplishment and reflect a richness and depth of scholarship and creative activity across the faculty.

  • April’s news highlights ranged from commentary on the wars in Sudan and Ukraine to postwar African American music in France.

  • On an unseasonably warm Friday afternoon in April, sounds of acoustic old-time roots music streamed from the Schambach Center courtesy of award-winning musician Jake Blount ’17 and his banjo.

  • Ten Hamilton faculty members were approved for tenure by the College’s Board of Trustees at its March meeting. They include Ryan Carter (music), Jose Ceniceros (mathematics), Alexsia Chan (government), Justin Clark (philosophy), Matt Grace (sociology), Tom Helmuth ‘09 (computer science), Natalie Nannas (biology), Colin Quinn (anthropology), Anne Valente (literature and creative writing), and Keelah Williams (psychology).

  • Dean of Faculty Ngoni Munemo has announced that Tina Hall, the Christian A. Johnson Excellence in Teaching Professor of Literature and Creative Writing, will serve as the next associate dean of faculty.

  • Doran Larson, the Edward North Chair of Greek and Greek Literature Professor of Literature and Creative Writing, presented a paper at the Midwest Modern Language Association (MMLA) annual convention.

  • A recent monograph by Professor of Literature Katherine Terrell, Scripting the Nation: Court Poetry and the Authority of History in Late Medieval Scotland (Ohio State University Press, 2021) has been shortlisted for the Scottish National Book Awards, under the category of Scottish Research Book of the Year.

  • President and CEO of the Brooklyn Public Library Linda Johnson ’80 discusses Books Unbanned, a new program designed to combat the growing nationwide effort to remove books from library shelves.

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