Published, Performed, Presented
An article by Jefferson Adams (History), “The Strange Demise of East German State Security,” appeared in the spring 2005 issue of the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence. It is based on a paper Adams delivered at the 2004 International Studies Association convention in Montreal, Canada.
“Polycrates and His Brothers: Herodotus’ Depiction of Fraternal Relationships in the Histories,” an article by Emily Anhalt (Classics), was published in the winter issue of Classical World. In January, The Classical Bulletin published Anhalt’s review of Homer, The Odyssey, translated by Edward McCrorie.
Bella Brodzki ’72 (Literature) attended the biannual International Comparative Literature Association in Hong Kong last September and delivered a paper entitled “The Role of Translation in Comparative Literature Studies.” In December, she spoke on “The Lessons of War in Jorge Semprun’s Writing” at the annual Modern Language Association (MLA) convention in Philadelphia. Her essay entitled “Teaching Trauma” appeared in the volume Teaching Representations of the Holocaust, published in December by the MLA Series. In February, Brodzki delivered her paper “Translation Matters” to the French and Comparative Literature Departments of the University of California, Los Angeles.
In November 2004, Larry Brown (Visual Arts) gave a visiting artist lecture at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, presenting the paintings he has produced over the last 30 years and meeting individually with graduate students to look over their own work.
A paper by Ray Clarke (Biology), “Effects of Water Motion and Prey Behavior on Zooplankton Capture by Two Coral Reef Fish,” was published in the December 2004 issue of the international journal Marine Biology. The paper was co-authored by Ed Buskey, a professor at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute, and Kurt Marsden ’02, who worked on the project during his senior year and is now in the M.D./ Ph.D. program at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine.
Kevin Confoy (Theatre) directed new plays at the HERE Arts Center and at The Cherry Lane Theatre this past fall, and in April, he directed Hannah Cohen ’03 in her cabaret show, “62% of My Life,” at the Duplex in New York City. Confoy is program director for the SLC Playwriting Intensive this June and director of the SLC at EST Playwriting Workshop in July.
St. Augustine’s Press published Wonderlust: Ruminations on Liberal Education, by Michael Davis (Philosophy), this spring. The book draws on orientation and graduation lectures, panel discussions and other talks given by Davis exploring the nature of liberal arts education. Davis also wrote the introduction to Achilles and Hector: The Homeric Hero, by Seth Benardete, published by St. Augustine’s Press last fall. In January, Davis lectured on “The Grammar of the Soul: On Plato’s Euthyphro” at the University of Chicago and the Department of Political Science at Notre Dame University. He was also invited to present the paper “Making Something of Nothing: On Plato’s Hipparchus,” for a conference on the thoughts of Seth Benardete at Howard University in April.
Anthony de Mare (Music) released “Out of My Hands” in January through Koch International Classics, an album featuring solo piano music by Pulitzer Prize-winning American composers David Del Tredici and Aaron Jay Kernis. In March, de Mare performed “Gotham Glory” at the Zankel Hall of Carnegie Hall; the solo concert featured works by Del Tredici, Jason Robert Brown, Fred Hersch, Meredith Monk ’64, Paul Moravec and Frederic Rzewski. “Gotham Glory” was the world premiere for many of these solo piano works celebrating New York City.
An article by Glenn Dynner (Religion), “The Hasidic Conquest of Small-Town Central Poland, 1754-1818,” appeared in the journal POLIN: Studies in Polish Jewry XVII (2004). He received the Koret Jewish Studies Publications Prize—designed to help launch the academic careers of the most promising young scholars in the field—for his forthcoming book Men of Silk: the Hasidic Conquest of Polish Jewry, to be published later this year by Oxford University Press.
“Personae and Personality in O. I. Senkovskij,” an article by Melissa Frazier (Russian), appeared in the November 2004 issue of Russian Literature. The article is part of her larger book project, Romantic Encounters: Writers, Readers and the Library for Reading.
Philip Gould (Faculty Emeritus in Art History) lectured on “Architectural Polarities” in March at the Municipal Art Society in New York City.
Marsha Hurst (Director, Health Advocacy) and Alice Herb (Health Advocacy) led workshops in October 2004 as part of “Suffering, Storytelling and Community,” an event co-sponsored by the Sarah Lawrence Health Advocacy program and the Columbia University Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. Hurst visited Columbia again in February 2005 for the program “Medicine Rounds” and spoke on “Advocacy and the Narrative Voice: Stories of Illness & Strategies of Public Engagement.” In September 2004, Hurst lectured on “Breast Cancer and Women’s Narrative Voices: A Healing Journey of Experience and Advocacy” for Lovelace Hospital and the Anita Salas Fund in Albuquerque, N.M. In November, Hurst spoke in Washington, D.C., on “Educating for Advocacy: APHA Annual Conference.” The Health Advocacy Program organized the conference “Health Advocated in Research: A Participatory Conference” in January at Sarah Lawrence.
Veselin Kesich (Faculty Emeritus in Religion) returned to Belgrade, Serbia/Montenegro after a 60-year absence this summer. While there, he was interviewed about his experiences with Bishop Nicholai, recently consecrated a saint, whom Kesich had known in New York from 1950-1955. The interview, Memories of Bishop Nicholai, appeared in Serbian in Geopolitics last October. In December, Kesich published a revised edition, with a new introduction, of The Passion of Christ through St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, Crestwood, N.Y.
Two one-act plays written by Joseph Lauinger (Literature) were performed throughout February. “The Fish Pond” was staged at the Sande Shurin Theatre in New York City, while the Nantucket Theatrical Productions performed “The Price of Beauty” as part of the Nantucket, Mass., Valentine’s Day Festival, “Cupid’s Nightmare.”
This past December, Greg MacPherson (Theatre) designed the lighting for a production, directed by Billy Cardin, of The Habitation of Dragons, by Horton Foote, at H.B. Playwrights Foundation in New York City. MacPherson continues as the resident lighting designer for The 52nd Street Project, a group that uses theatre to help young people in the Clinton neighborhood of Manhattan realize their self-worth.
Revenge, a new novel by Mary Morris (Writing), was published in October 2004 by St. Martin’s Press. She is one of several women writers featured in the anthology Because I Said So, published in May by Harper Collins; her work is also included in another anthology, The Friend Who Got Away (Doubleday, 2005), which discusses the demise of friendships.
Maria Negroni (Spanish/Literature) spoke on the writing of Argentine poet Susana Thénon (1937-1990) in February. The event, “Passwords: Maria Negroni on Susana Thénon” was held at the Poets House in New York City and funded in part by the New York Council for the Humanities. The same month, Negroni was invited to participate in the International Poetry Festival in Seville, Spain.
Marilyn Power (Economics) has been elected to a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the International Association of Feminist Economics. Last November, her article “Social Provisioning as a Starting Point for Feminist Economics” appeared in the association’s journal, Feminist Economics.
Kristin Sands (Religion) gave a talk on “Muslims, Suffering and the Internet” at the Middle East Workshop Series at the Middle East Institute at Columbia University last October. Sands organized a panel at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Tex., in November entitled “Thinking Beyond Books: Exploring Media in Teaching Islam,” where she also presented a paper, “Crossing Borders: Teaching Transnational Islam through the Internet.”
In November, Eric Usner (Music) delivered a paper, “Towards a Pedagogy of Witnessing: Ethnomusicology, Service Learning and Social Justice,” at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology in Tucson, Ariz. The paper grew out of his involvement with the SLC service learning program in Nicaragua. This March, Usner organized an interdisciplinary conference, “Music, Performance and Racial Imaginations,” at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology at New York University. In April, he gave his critique of Starbucks as broker of American musical culture—“‘Live More Musically: The Sounds of Starbucks’ Siren Songs”—at the 2005 Experience Music Project Pop Music Conference at the EMP Museum in Seattle.
The Kantianism of Nietzsche & Hegel, written by Robert L. Zimmerman (Faculty Emeritus in Philosophy), will be published this year by Mellon Press. The book probes the relations among the three philosophers, focusing on how the latter two thinkers “renovate” Kant. Zimmerman is currently working on an article on the “transcendental” emotion in Kant.
In November, Matilde Zimmermann (History) presented a paper on guerrilla exiles in Cuba for a conference at the Instituto de Historia in Havana. Her book Bajo las Banderas de Che y Sandino, a biography of Carlos Fonseca Amador, was released by Editorial Ciencias Soziales (Havana) in January.