Liam Schmidt ’22, an English and Spanish double major, learned that his abstract, Rethinking Seamus Heaney’s “At a Potato Digging”: A Challenge to History’s Efforts to Explain the Past, was accepted for the VIII Biannual Society for Irish Latin American Studies (SILAS) Conference. This international conference is hosted by SILAS (Ireland), the Associação Brasileira de Estudos Irlandeses, W. B Yeats Chair of Irish Studies(Universidad de São Paulo, Brasil), Asociación de Estudios Irlandeses del Sur (Argentina), Universidad del Pacífico, and Proyecto Especial Bicentenario (Perú). The conference will held virtually Nov. 23–26.
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Dr. Barbara Prince, assistant professor of sociology, will serve as director of CETL and Faculty Professional Development in 2021–22. Dr. Michelle Rasmussen, assistant professor of chemistry, will assume the role as director of Constellation for 2021–22. And, Terri Rosenberg, assistant professor of English, will oversee the First-Year Experience as director for 2021–22.
Dr. Robert Machado/Civyiu Kkliu, chair of humanities and director of English, was a member of a group honored to participate in How We Hear Now, a participatory, collective artwork created by The ECOPOESIS Project. The exhibition is the result of a multi-year initiative led by the Architectural Ecologies Lab and MFA in Writing program at California College of the Arts. The project was initiated in the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, a response by the Ecopoesis Project to continue their collaborative explorations of emotions and thought towards action around climate change. It will be on view as a large-scale public projection at the San Francisco Ferry Building from June 25 to July 10, 2021.
The audio recordings and environmental descriptions are compiled into a layered stream of sound and text, a visual and aural landscape of ecological observations collected during this unique time. The individual contributions meld together with a visualization of seismic data collected on April 22, representing the concurrent geological sound occurring at a planetary scale.
Dr. Shayani Bhattacharya, assistant professor of English, and colleagues from the University of Baltimore and American Studies Center–University of Warsaw, participated in “On Looting Black Bodies and the Social Contract in America.” The virtual panel, hosted by the University of Warsaw in Poland, live streamed to 250 people, drew on Trevor Noah’s video, “On the killing of George Floyd, the Minneapolis protests, Ahmaud Arbery, & Amy Cooper.” Panelists discussed the social, political, and media aftermath of the death of George Floyd.
Dr. Catherine Romagnolo’s article “At the Crossroads of Form and Ideology: Disidentification in Claudia Rankine’s Citizen” was published as the first chapter of Reading Contemporary Black British and African American Women Writers: Race, Ethics, Narrative Form, edited by Jean Wyatt and Sheldon George. Romagnolo, professor of English, along with authors from Canada, United Kingdom, and the U.S., is featured in the volume printed by Routledge Press.
Dr. Barbara McNulty, director of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery and assistant professor of art history, and Dr. Cathy Romagnolo, professor of English, were interviewed for Capturing Courage: LVC exhibit documents the terror, the bravery of the civil rights movement, which was published in the February issue of The Burg. The article noted McNulty’s role in the gallery exhibition of internationally noted photographer Danny Lyon’s historic work on the early Civil Rights movement, which runs through March 22. Romagnolo was interviewed regarding the Gallery dialogue she led on Lyon’s photography during the College’s annual Symposium on Inclusive Excellence.
Dr. Catherine Romagnolo’s “(Un)Natural Connections: Feminist Experimentation and Unnatural Narration in Nights at the Circus” was published as the opening chapter of Unnatural Narratology: Extensions, Revisions, and Challenges. Romagnolo, professor of English, contributed the chapter to the book edited by Jan Alber and Brian Richardson, and printed by the Ohio State University Press as part of its “Theory and Interpretation of Narrative Series.”