Published, Performed, Presented
In addition to publishing her new book (see page 28), Bella Brodzki (Literature) has been elected to a four-year position on the advisory board of the American Comparative Literature Association. In October 2006 she moderated a panel entitled “Translation’s Conundrums” at a colloquium on translation and commentary at the University of Paris. In December 2006 she chaired a panel on “Translation and Globalization” at the Modern Language Association in Philadelphia.
This year Melvin Jules Bukiet (Writing) published two essays in The American Scholar: “The Life of Melvin Jules Bukiet” and “Brooklyn Books of Wonder.”
Scott Calvin (Physics) published “Advantages of an Automated Chemical Processor for XAFS Analysis of Novel Materials” as part of the 13th International Conference of X-Ray Absorption Fine Structure. He also gave a lecture at the Joint National Synchrotron Light Source and Center for Functional Nanomaterials users’ meeting, titled “Expanding the Synchrotron Community.”
During a half-time leave last semester, Ray Clarke (Biology) wrote up the results of his three-year project studying how water motion on coral reefs affects the way fish catch prey. He presented two papers on the topic this spring—one in February at the annual meeting of the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography in Santa Fe, N.M., and one in March at the Benthic Ecology meetings in Atlanta.
Kevin Confoy (Theatre) directed the New York premier of “Bunbury,” a play by Tom Jacobson, at the Connelly Theatre in New York City. In June, he directed at the Forestburgh Playhouse in the Catskills, which is the oldest equity summer stock theatre in New York.
In March, Michael Davis (Philosophy) gave two lectures at Notre Dame University: “The Daimonic Soul: On Plato’s Theages” and “The Fake that Launched a Thousand Ships: The Question of Identity in Euripides’ ‘Helen.’”
Melissa Frazier (Russian/Literature) published Romantic Encounters: Readers, Writers and ‘The Library for Reading’ (Stanford University).
This fall Suzanne Gardinier (Writing) published a book of poems titled 101 Ghazals (Sheep Meadow).
Peggy Gould (Dance) performed in “Dancing-on-View (Preview/Hindsight)” by Sara Rudner (see page 26). Gould has also been invited to create a new dance theatre work for the Dangerous Music series at the Proctors Theater in Schenectady, N.Y.
In the spring Philip Gould (Art History faculty emeritus) spent a month lecturing in Turkey. He was elected to the New York Council for the Humanities for a three- year period and continues his associate membership in the Columbia University seminar on the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas. In February he curated and lectured at an exhibition of African ornaments at the Donnell Library in New York City.
Matthea Harvey (Writing) has published two books: Modern Life, a book of poems that came out in September (Graywolf) and The Little General and the Giant Snowflake, a children’s book released in October (Soft Skull). Matrimony, a novel by Joshua Henkin (Writing), was published in October by Pantheon.
In May, Susan Kramer (History) published “Understanding Contagion: The Contaminating Effect of Another’s Sin” in the anthology History in the Comic Mode: Medieval Communities and the Matter of Person (Columbia University).
Arnold Krupat (Literature/Global Studies) received the 2007 Excellence in Teaching Award from the College. He contributed to the newest edition of the Norton Anthology of American Literature, and published “Atanarjuat and Its Audiences” in Critical Inquiry. In May, Krupat presented “On David Treuer’s Native American Fiction: A User’s Manual” at the University of Oklahoma’s International Indigenous Studies Conference; in Mainz, Germany, he presented the keynote address at the International Symposium on the Indigenous Americas titled “Culturalism and Its Discontents: Native American Literary Criticism Today.”
A collection of poems by Joan Larkin (Writing), My Body: New and Selected Poems, was published in May (Hanging Loose).
Greg MacPherson (Theatre) designed the lighting for a new ballet based on The Wizard of Oz that opened in Memphis in April. In June, he designed “The Well of Immortality” at the Theater for the New City, and spent July and August working on two series of plays for the 52nd Street Project in New York City.
Winning the Peace: The Marshall Plan and America’s Coming of Age as a Superpower, by Nicolaus Mills (Literature), was published this fall (John Wiley). An excerpt appeared in the June edition of The American Prospect.
In March, La Anunciacion, a novel by Maria Negroni (Spanish) was published in Argentina (Editorial Seix-Barral, Planeta). This summer she traveled to Umbria, Italy, as a writing fellow at the Civitella Ranieri Foundation.
Dennis Nurkse (Writing) published poems in Poetry Wales, Poetry London, and Triquarterly, and was awarded the 2007 Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship in poetry.
In May, Kevin Pilkington (Writing) lectured and read his work at the Ann Arbor Book Festival in Michigan.
Judith Rodenbeck (Art History) published two articles, “Joan Jonas: The Cult of Lateral Thinking” and “Gordon Matta-Clark” in Modern Painters this spring. In May, she gave a lecture on John Armleder at the Rose Museum at Brandeis University, and presented papers at the Arts Administration conference in Chicago and the Center for Design Research in Copenhagen. In August she also gave a museum lecture in Beacon, N.Y., on Gerhard Richter. The first issue of Art Journal, which she edits, came out this summer.
Demetria Royals (Filmmaking) accepted a one-year residency at Carnegie Mellon’s University Studio for Creative Inquiry. Royals was awarded this residency in conjunction with her curating the Digital New Media Room for the August Wilson Museum. This is her second residency at Carnegie Mellon.
Penelope Umbrico (Photography) exhibited her work at Bernard Toale Gallery in Boston, the McDonough Museum of Art in Youngstown, Ohio, and the Drake in Toronto.