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Tina Hall
Hall Publishes in Literary Journal
Assistant Professor of English Tina Hall published "In Your Endeavors, You May Feel My Ghostly Presence" in the fall issue of the literary journal descant. The story is a found story made up of fragments taken and manipulated from a Victorian science manual titled The Forms of Water in Clouds and Rivers, Ice and Glaciers. Hall came across the book while doing research at the Scott Polar Research Institute at the University of Cambridge. More ...
Christopher Hill
Pop Culture Reshapes Role of Crusades
“The motivations of the people actually involved in the Crusades are completely alien to us,” remarked Christopher Hill, visiting assistant professor of history, to the members of his audience on Thursday, Oct. 8. And perhaps that’s why the significance of a structured religious hierarchy – the guiding force of the Crusades – is frequently downplayed (or downright subverted) in current pop culture dramatizations. The Western attitudes toward religion and war have surely come a long way since the 13th century. More ...
Peter Rabinowitz
Rabinowitz Presents Paper at Ohio State University
Professor of Comparative Literature Peter J. Rabinowitz gave a paper at a symposium on Narrative, Science, and Performance sponsored by Ohio State University’s Project Narrative on Oct. 2. More ...
Shoshana Keller
Keller Co-Authors Central Asia History Web Site
Associate Professor of History Shoshana Keller has co-authored a teaching resource Web site called "On-line Histories of Central Asia." The project, sponsored by the Social Science Research Council, consists of three thematic sections: "Mobile Identities Through Time" (by Keller), "Islamic Cultural Movements" (Adeeb Khalid, Carleton College), and "The Built Environment" (Robert McChesney, emeritus NYU). More ...
Carolyn Carpan
Carpan Book Receives Praise
The Lion and the Unicorn, an international theme- and genre-centered journal committed to serious, ongoing discussion of children’s literature, referenced Carolyn Carpan’s book Sisters, Schoolgirls, and Sleuths: Girls’ Series Books in America in its most recent volume. Four “series books” including Carpan’s were highlighted as offering “ much new information and analysis about this overlooked area of scholarship and the many mysteries that surround it.” Carpan is the director of public service in the Burke Library. More ...
Thomas Wilson
Wilson Presents Paper at Columbia
Professor of History Thomas Wilson presented "'Sacrifice to the Spirits as Living': A Confucian Theory of Gods" at the Columbia University Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies on Oct. 2. The paper is a chapter from his book manuscript titled Confucian Gods and the Rites to Venerate Them in Imperial China. More ...
S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate
Plate Publishes Two Book Chapters
Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Rodriguez-Plate recently published two book chapters. The first, "An Aesthetic Approach to Religion," appeared in An Introduction to the Study of Religion, and the second chapter, "Religion in World Cinema," appears in The Continuum Companion to Religion and Film. More ...
Sharon Rivera
Sharon and David Rivera Publish in Russian Journal
Associate Professor of Government Sharon Werning Rivera and Visiting Assistant Professor of Government David W. Rivera published “Improving Assessments of the Transformation of the Russian Elite” in Politicheskie issledovaniya [Political Research] in Sept. Politicheskie issledovaniya is the leading academic political science journal in the Russian Federation. More ...
Michael "Doc" Woods
Woods Receives Award from ASCAP
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has selected Professor of Music and composer Michael “Doc” Woods for an award for writing in the jazz and popular music category. The award is given to composers who are successful in having their works performed. More ...
De Bao Xu
Xu Named Editor of Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching
Professor of Chinese De Bao Xu assumed the editorship of Journal of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching in October. The journal is published twice a year and is affiliated with the organization of Technology and Chinese Language Teaching. Xu was chosen as editor at the 5th International Conference and Workshops on Technology and Chinese Language Teaching held at the University of Macau in June. More ...
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