Published, Performed, Presented
William Anderson (Music) performed classical guitar selections in a concert entitled "Andres Segovia, Magic Realist" on February 17. He was accompanied by Joan Forsyth on harpsichord and members of the Queens College Guitar Ensemble.
Three songs written by Chester Biscardi (Music)-"Baby Song of the Four Winds" (1994), "Guru" (1995), and "Recovering" (2000), which features words by poet and former SLC faculty member Murial Rukeyser-appeared on Songs and Encores-A Recital of American Songs, released by Bridge Records in 2006.
Charles Carshon (Theatre faculty emeritus) continues to serve on the board of the Center for Learning and Living at Marymount Manhattan College.
William Catanzaro (Music) completed his new CD Percussion for the Dance Technique of Lester Horton, a collaboration with percussionist Victor Y. See Yuen and renowned dance educator Ana Marie Forsythe. This is the first volume of a three-CD work and is the first comprehensive music study based on the Lester Horton technique for dance. His previous CD Evolutions Suites has been acclaimed by choreographers nationally and internationally.
John Dillon (Theatre) received the 2006 award for outstanding service from the Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers.
In November, four photographs by Margery Franklin (Psychology faculty emeritus) were featured in a photography show, "Psychologists in Focus: Seeing Global Diversity," at St. Francis College in Pennsylvania.
Hide and Seek: A Wartime Childhood was translated into Japanese by Kuniko Katz MFA '04 (Japanese) and published by Honno Fuukeisha last October. The memoir describes a Holocaust survivor's childhood in hiding during the Nazi occupation of Poland. The author, Theresa Cahn-Tober MFA '04, and Katz met in 2001 while they were students in the graduate writing program.
An article by Susan R. Kramer (History), "The Priest in the House of Conscience: Sins of Thought and the Twelfth Century Schoolmen," was published in Viator, Volume 37, in 2006.
Last November, Douglas MacHugh (Theatre) directed the world premiere of "Nested Doll" by Clay McLeod Chapman '00; this January he performed in 365 Plays/365 Days. Both shows were in New York City. In April, MacHugh directed "To Kill a Mockingbird" as part of Connecticut's annual The Whole Town Reads series.
"Grace," a poem by Jeffrey McDaniel '90 (Writing), recently appeared on hundreds of Los Angeles buses as part of the Poetry Society of America's Poetry in Motion program. He also delivered readings at Syracuse University, Nebraska Wesleyan University, and the Palm Beach Poetry Festival in Florida.
In January, Greg McPherson (Theatre) updated the lighting design for Penn and Teller's show at the Rio Hotel in Las Vegas. He also designed the lighting for a new ballet based on The Wizard of Oz at Ballet Memphis in April.
A movie based on Starting out in the Evening, a novel by Brian Morton (Writing), premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The film stars Frank Langella, Lauren Ambrose, Lili Taylor, and Adrian Lester.
Maria Negroni (Literature) was awarded the Civitella Ranieri Foundation fellowship in December. In addition, Buenos Aires Tour, a poetic guide to the Argentinean capital, was published by Editorial Aldus, Mexico City last year. The text was written as part of a collaborative project with Argentine artist Jorge Macchi.
Dennis Nurkse (Writing) published poems in The New Yorker and Field, and translations of his work appeared in the Russian magazine Vozdukh.
In 2006, "Gehr's Still," an article by Gilberto Perez (Film History), appeared in the anthology Masterpieces of Modernist Cinema, edited by Ted Perry (Indiana University); his essay "Saying 'Ain't' and Playing 'Dixie': Rhetoric and Comedy in Judge Priest" was included in American Movie Critics: From the Silents Until Now, edited by Phillip Lopate (Library of America).
Two poems by Kevin Pilkington (Writing), "Anniversary" and "Boys Can't be Trusted," were published in the Winter 2006 edition of The Westchester Review. Pilkington spoke at the New York Quarterly Poetry Series in New York City in October.
In July 2006 Judith Rodenbeck (Art History) became the editor-in-chief of Art Journal. In October, she published a review of the exhibition "9 Evenings of Theater and Engineering Revisited" in Modern Painters; she also held a public conversation with artist Joan Jonas about her performance in "The Shape, the Scent, the Feel of Things" at Dia:Beacon in New York. This March she traveled to Belfast to present a paper on globalization and art collectives to the Association of Art Historians, and in April, she discussed her paper "Allan Kaprow and the Japanese Avant-Garde" at a conference in Los Angeles.
In November, Kirsten Sands (Religion) spoke on "Cyberspace and Muslim Political Theology" and participated in a panel discussion entitled "Cartoons of Muhammad and Muslim Responses" at the American Academy of Religion in Washington, D.C. She also spoke about "Muslims, Political Imagination, and the Internet" as part of a research working group called Secularism, Religious Authority, and the Mediation of Knowledge. The group, in which Sands is participating, is part of a year-long project sponsored by New York University's Center for Religion and Media.
Excerpts from "Macho," a new work by Kathy Westwater, were performed in New York City in December 2006 and March 2007. In addition, Westwater held a workshop on the somatic and improvisational techniques used to create "Macho" at the Trisha Brown Dance Studio in New York City. She was recently awarded the New York Foundation for the Arts Special Opportunity Stipend as well as the Summer Stages Dance Festival Choreographer's Fellowship.