Published, Performed, Presented
Neil Arditi (Literature) published an article, “In the Bodies of Words: The Swenson–Bishop Conversation” in Parnassus, Volume 26, Number 2 (2003).
Peter Cameron (Writing) was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2003. His novel, The City of Your Final Destination, was a finalist for both the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the PEN/ Faulkner Award. He has also written several book reviews for the Washington Post and The New York Times Book Review.
Kevin Confoy’s (Theatre) work on Star Crossed, The Shakespearean Tragedy of Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry was recognized in January, when the film received the Gold Medal in the Feature Documentary category at the New York Film Festival awards ceremony. In April, Confoy received the Excellence Award for Contribution to the American Theatre from The Ensemble Studio Theatre at their 30th anniversary celebration, in Manhattan.
Roland Dollinger (German) has been accepted as a lecturer for the New York Council for the Humanities. He will lecture about “Germans and Jews after 1945.”
Charlotte Doyle (Psychology) contributed two chapters—one on creativity in young children, the other on creativity in school children—to Encyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion (Kluver Academic/ Plenum.) A new book for young children, Twins, was published in March by Putnam. This spring Doyle published an article for the Bulletin of Psychology and the Arts, “On Writing for Children and Psychology: Getting the Words to Flow.”
In January, Lee MacCormick Edwards ’76 (Art History) lectured on “Understanding the Pre-Raphaelites: Art in the Age of Queen Victoria” at the Vail Symposium in Colorado. She delivered a second lecture, “John Singer Sargent and the Wertheimer Family: A Jewish Friendship” to the Jewish Women’s Foundation, Inc. in New York City, in March. Her review of the Australian touring exhibition “Love and Death: Art in the Age of Queen Victoria,” appeared in The Art Book, 10th anniversary edition, in February.
T. Griffith Foulk (Religion) has contributed an essay, “The Historical Context of Dogen’s Monastic Rules,” to Dogen Zenji Kenkyu Ronshu [Studies of Zen Master Dogen: Collected Essays] (Fukui, Japan: Daihonzan Eiheiji, 2002). He gave a lecture, “The Zen Monastery,” at DePauw University in November; another lecture, “No Such Thing as Zen,” at Harvard University in March; and a talk, “The Eyes of Emptiness,” at Village Zendo, New York City, in March. Foulk traveled to the University of British Columbia in February for conference on “Monasticism,” where he presented a paper (“Rules of Purity in Japanese Zen”); the following month he presented another paper, “The Development and Spread of Chan (Zen) Buddhism, from China to Japan and Beyond,” at a symposium on “The Spread of Buddhism in Asia” at the University of Ghent, Belgium.
Rachel Grob MA’92 (Associate Dean of Graduate Studies) will be a discussant for a panel entitled “Parents, Parenting, and Social Justice” at a joint meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems and the American Sociological Association.
The past three months have seen productions of four plays by Joseph Lauinger (Literature). In April, his one-act play “The Green Angel” was performed and directed by Sarah Lawrence students at the American Globe Theatre in Manhattan as part of the Turnip Festival; the same play was read by students for the Friends of the Library in March. In May, Brooklyn’s Gallery Players presented a full-length work entitled “Holy Child”; two one-acts— “Mushroom Pie” and “The Fish Pond”—were performed by the Gallery Players in June.
Poet Jeffery McDaniel ’90 (Writing) has received a fellowship in creative writing from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The New Killing Fields: Massacre and the Politics of Intervention, co-edited by Nicolaus Mills (Literature), was chosen as a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Affairs.
Jamee Moudud (Economics) has been involved in several conferences this year. He co-presenting a paper, “Alternative Measures of Capacity Utilization: An International Comparison for the session on Research on International Political Economy,” for Allied Social Science Associations Annual Conference in Washington D.C., in January 2002, as well as co-presenting two papers for the Eastern Economic Association Annual Meeting, New York City, February 2003, Ex Ante and Ex Post Social Accounting Matrices and their Economic Implications for the session on Studies in Stock - Flow Consistent Macro Modeling II: Financial Issues, and A Simple Robust Measure of Capacity Utilization: Application to the OECD Countries for the session on Explorations in Growth Economics. Moudud, now included in Who’s Who in America, is currently researching the econometric estimations of capacity utilization rates and long-run technological change in Latin America, Africa, and East Asia, and is involved in a project to estimate the gross non-residential capital stock in the United States.
A new book, La Maldad De Escribir: 9 Poetas Latinoamericanas del Siglo XX, by Maria Negroni (Spanish) has been published by Ediciones Igitur (Barcelona). A second book, Buenos Aires Tour (in which she collaborated with artist Jorge Macchi), will be shown at the Museum of Modern Art in Istanbul, in September 2003. Recent poems have appeared in Bomb (Summer ’03), Museum of Modern Art in Buenos Aires magazine (April ’03) and Salina, Revista de Lletres (Barcelona, November ’02). Negroni read her poetry and participated on a panel in March at the Latin American Studies Association in Dallas, and presented her poetry book Night Journey at the King JuanCarlos Auditorium at New York University in April.
Charles Norchi (History) was named in May 2003 to the World Bank’s External Advisory Committee on Civic Engagement, Empowerment and Respect for Diversity. He also wrote a chapter, “The Rule of Law in the Constitutive Process,” in Beyond Reconstruction in Afghanistan, published by St. Martin’s Press in 2003. In April he delivered the Alice Budge Peace Studies Lecture at Youngstown State University, in Ohio, and served as an adjunct professor of law in the Intercultural Human Rights LL.M. program at St. Thomas University Law School, in Miami, Fla. In March he participated in the annual United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva. He published “Afghanistan Ascending” in the Los Angeles Times syndication service in November 2002, and in October conducted a human rights policy needs assessment mission for the Transitional State of Afghanistan.
In April, William Park (Faculty emeritus in English Literature/ Film History) delivered the inaugural lecture—called “Aesthetics 101”—for a new program in Poetics and Christianity at Pontifical College of the Holy Cross in Rome.
Jenny Perlin (Filmmaking) has produced three short 16 mm films, Washing, Schumann and Perseverance & How to Develop It.
A chapbook of poems by Kevin Pilkington (Writing) called St. Andrew’s Head was published by Chamber Press in April. Another poem, “Santorini,” appeared in Columbia: A Journal of Art and Literature (Spring ’03). He is now organizing a panel featuring editors discussing submissions to their magazines, to take place in December 2003 at Manhattanville College.
Three stories by Nelly Reifler MFA ’96 (Writing) were published in journals over the last six months: “Sugar,” in Post Road (December 2002), “50/50” in Taxi (Great Britain, June 2003) and “Memoir” in Saint Ann’s Review (Summer 2003).
Shahnaz Rouse (Sociology) is a participant in the International Collaborative Fellowships Program, a part of the Social Science Research Council. Rouse was involved in “Reconceptualizing the Public Sphere in the Middle East and North Africa.” She is also a member of the Selection Committee for the Library of Congress and Rockefeller Foundation for Post-Graduate Grants for Islamic Studies, and is an on-going member of the Editorial Committee for the Middle East Research and Information Project in Washington, D.C. Rouse is currently working on an anthology of her articles on “Women, Religion, and the State” which will be published by Kali for Women, a publishing house in New Delhi.
Paintings by Ursula Schneider (Visual Arts/Painting) were included in a group exhibition, “The Rockland-Westchester Connection,” at the Rockland Center for the Arts in West Nyack, N.Y. this spring.
Tattoo Girl, a novel by Brooke Stevens (Writing) which we excerpted in the Summer 2001 issue of Sarah Lawrence, was recently published in a German edition and will arrive in Japan and France this summer. His next novel, Kissing Your Ex, is due out this June and will be published by Penguin Press.
Poet Stephanie Strickland (Writing) was awarded a Yaddo Fellowship and a Special Mention in this year’s Pushcart Prize XXVII for Best of the Small Presses. She has given two hypermedia poetry presentations: one for E(X)literature: Preservation, Archiving, and Dissemination of Electronic Literature at the University of California/Santa Barbara, and another, titled, “Web X: A Decade of the World Wide Web,” to the Association for Computers and the Humanities/Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing Joint International Conference at the University of Georgia. Strickland also appeared on panels at the 2003 People’s Poetry Gathering in New York City. She has read her work across the country, from California to Providence; her poetry has also been anthologized in In a Field of Words: A Creative Writing Text” (Prentice-Hall).
David Valentine (Anthropology) contributed an essay to Out in Theory: The Emergence of Lesbian and Gay Anthropology, published by Urbana: University of Illinois Press. He has also written two journal articles: “I went to bed with my own kind once: the erasure of desire in the name of identity,” which appeared in Language and Communication 23: 123-138, and “The Calculus of pain: violence, anthropological ethics, and the category of transgender,” which will appear in Local Actions: Cultural Activism, Power and Public Life in America.
In 2003-04, Kenneth Wentworth’s (Faculty emeritus in Music) artists management firm, Jonathan Wentworth Associates, Ltd., will celebrate its 25th anniversary season. The agency represents more than two dozen classical soloists, conductors and ensembles who perform throughout the world. Wentworth has also recently created a line of CDs, Jonathan Digital Recordings, Ltd. which, he says, “represent the passionate interests of the recorded artists.” He and his wife, Jean Wentworth (Music), continue to perform concerts of works for one piano, four-hands.
Carol Zoref ’76, MFA ’97 (Writing) was a finalist for the 2003 Pushcart Prize for her essay, “Visual Anguish and Looking at Art.” In the summer she has a fellowship for an artist residency at Hall Farm Center for the Arts in Townshend, Vt.