Published, Performed, Presented
Susan Bernofsky (LITERATURE) is continuing her work on Robert Walser and has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and National Endowment for the Arts for 2008–09. She also received the Lannan Foundation Residency Award.
In March, Chester Biscardi (MUSIC) saw the premier performance of “Recognition” by Camerata Notturna in New York. In April, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble performed his 2004 piece, “Piano Quintet,” at the Chelsea Art Museum. His 1986 “Piano Sonata” was recorded in February and featured on the CD Powerhouse Pianists (American Modern Recordings).1
Bella Brodzki (LITERATURE) served as a visiting English studies professor at the Université de Montpellier in France during the spring semester. At the Université de Lausanne in Switzerland, she presented “The Dynamic Role of Translation in Comparative Literary Studies.”
Drew Cressman (BIOLOGY) co-authored an article for the Journal of Biological Chemistry titled “Mitogen-activated Protein Kinase ERK1/2 Regulates the Class II Transactivator.” Lilien Voong ’07, Allison Slater ’07, and Sebila Kratovac ’05 assisted with the research.
In April, Charlotte Doyle (PSYCHOLOGY) participated in a Sarah Lawrence panel about late psychology faculty member Rudolph Arnheim with her presentation, “Arnheim and the Creative Process: Insights from the Creation of Guernica.”
In March, Romantic Encounters: Writers, Readers and the “Library for Reading” by Melissa Frazier (RUSSIAN, LITERATURE) was awarded the 2007 Jean-Pierre Barricelli Prize for the best work in Romanticism studies by the International Conference on Romanticism. During that month, at the Mid-Atlantic Slavic Conference, she presented “French Writing in Turgenev’s Dvorianskoe gnezdo” (“Home of the Gentry”). She also gave a lecture on Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment at the Chappaqua library in New York.2
In July, Peggy Gould (DANCE) performed in “Dancing-on-View: The ICA Variations” with fellow faculty member Sara Rudner at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.
In May, Rachel Grob (HEALTH ADVOCACY) presented “Qualitative Perspectives on Quality and Quantity in Newborn Screening” at the Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications of Genomics International Conference in Cleveland. She also co-presented “Astigmatism in the Public Eye: An Analysis of Gaps in the Media Coverage of the Ethical and Social Issues Regarding Newborn Genetic Screening.”
Daniel King (MATHEMATICS) was appointed to the board of editors of the College Mathematics Journal, a publication of the Mathematics Association of America (MAA). He also serves as the chair of the metropolitan New York section of the MAA.3
Eva Kollisch (LITERATURE, GERMAN) published The Ground Under My Feet, a collection of autobiographical stories and essays, in April (Hamilton Stone Editions).4
In February, Arnold Krupat (LITERATURE, GLOBAL STUDIES) contributed an article, “Nationalism, Indigenism, Cosmopolitanism: Three Critical Perspectives on Native American Literatures” to the anthology Indigenous Peoples: Self-Determination, Knowledge, Indigeneity (Eburon). He also published “William Apess, Storier of Survivance” in Survivance (University of Nebraska Press). In April, he gave two lectures, “Debates and Changes in American Indian Literary Criticism” and “That the People May Live: Toward a Study of Native American Elegy” at the Native American Studies Conference at the University of Georgia.
Jeffrey McDaniel (POETRY) released his fourth poetry collection, The Endarkenment, in April (University of Pittsburgh).
An excerpt of Indigo, the forthcoming nonfiction project by Catherine McKinley-Davis ’89 (WRITING), was published in January in the 30th anniversary issue of Callaloo.
Nicolaus Mills (LITERATURE, AMERICAN STUDIES) lectured on the Marshall Plan and American foreign policy at the Weatherhead Center for International Studies at Harvard and the National Defense University in Washington.
The River Queen, a travel memoir by Mary Morris (WRITING), was published by Henry Holt & Co. in April.5
In March, Jamee Moudud (ECONOMICS) presented his article, “Challenging the Orthodoxy: African Development in the Age of Openness” at the Eastern Economic Association annual conference in Boston. At that conference, he also organized a discussion session entitled “Bring Back the Developmental State to the Developing World.” In April, he gave a lecture at the New School Graduate Program in International Affairs, “Climate Change and Global Capitalism: Debates, Controversies, and Challenges for Workshops on Public Policy and the State.”
Dennis Nurkse (WRITING) published new poems in The Paris Review, Ploughshares, The Atlantic Monthly, TriQuarterly, and The Times Literary Supplement.
In April, Robert Paterson (MUSIC) released Winter Songs, a song cycle for bass-baritone and chamber ensemble, which was commissioned by the New York State Music Fund. In May, the American Modern Ensemble premiered Eating Variations at the Tenri Cultural Institute in New York City. In March, the Volti Choir of San Francisco performed The Essence of Gravity, a four-movement choral arrangement.
In February, Kevin Pilkington (WRITING) read his poetry at Manhattanville College; he was interviewed in March for the Writer’s Digest blog “Poetic Asides.” He published “Key West, Greek Wedding” in the March 2008 edition of Inkwell and “The Unemployed Man Who Became a Tree” in the April 2008 edition of The North American Review.
In May, Judith Rodenbeck (ART HISTORY) moderated an Art & Life panel entitled “Intervene! Interrupt! Rethinking Art as Social Practice” at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She also spoke at Santa Cruz about visual and performance histories in “The Interruption of Hierarchies, the Academy, and the Gallery.” She was a panelist at “Line Up: A Celebration of Trisha Brown” at Sarah Lawrence College in April. In March, she performed “Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms” at the Whitney Biennial in New York City, and she moderated the discussion “Toward a Political Art for the 21st Century” at the College Art Association in Dallas.
Frank Roosevelt (ECONOMICS) traveled to China in June, where he gave a lecture on “Alternative Roads to Socialism: Central Planning, Decentralized Planning, and Market Socialism” at the Shanghai University of Finance & Economics.6
Tristana Rorandelli (ITALIAN) received the Julie and Ruediger Flik Travel Grant for research in Italy during the summer of 2008.
Shahnaz Rouse (SOCIOLOGY) was granted a Fulbright Research Award for 2007–08 to conduct research on the social history of Lahore, Pakistan, for her project “Landscapes of desire: history and memory in the life of a city.” In January, she traveled to Pakistan to advise the humanities and social sciences department of the Lahore University of Management Sciences. In February, she spoke in Dubai at the Social Science Research Council’s International Conference on Inter-Asian Connections.
In July, Sara Rudner (DANCE) was in residence at Summer Stages at the Concord Academy in Massachusetts. She performed “Dancing-on-View: The ICA Variations” at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston.
William Shullenberger (LITERATURE) published “Milton’s Primavera” in the anthology Renaissance Ecology: Imagining Eden in Milton’s England in May (Duquesne University). “Circe’s Best Boy” was published in Uncircumscribed Mind: Reading Milton Deeply (Susquehanna University) in February. In March, he gave a lecture at the New York Public Library titled “The Father’s Word, The Daughters’ Freedom: Mihaly Munkacsy’s The Blind Milton Dictating Paradise Lost to His Daughters.”
The Size of the World, a new novel by Joan Silber (WRITING), was published in June by W.W. Norton & Co. In July, a book tour took her to cities across the Northeast. 7
Fred Smoler (LITERATURE) contributed “Mercenaries and the Markets” to the Spring 2008 issue of Dissent. In May, he wrote several reviews for the inaugural issue of Standpoint, a British journal.
Choosing You: Deciding to Have a Baby on My Own by Alexandra Soiseth MFA ’00 (WRITING) was published in April by Seal Press.8
In August, Kathy Westwater MFA ’01 (DANCE) attended the Djerassi Artist Residency Program in Santa Cruz, California.
John Yannelli (MUSIC) served as a visiting professor at the University of Padova in Italy in the spring, where “Solo Flight 11” for violin was performed as part of the “Viaggio in Europa” (“Travel in Europe”) concert series. He was also a guest lecturer at the Conservatorio Steffani in Veneto, Italy; his electronic works “The River” (1988) and “Yeats Project” (1997) were performed, and he conducted an improvisation ensemble.