Barrenechea Publishes Entry on Film

Professor Antonio Barrenechea recently published an entry on the Brazilian film "Black God, White Devil (1964)" in the Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. … [Read more...]

Subramanian Appears on Podcast

Professor Sushma Subramanian recently appeared on a Story Collider podcast episode titled "Sense of Touch" telling a story about her experiments using haptic technology to communicate with her long-distance fiance. She performed the piece, which is adapted from a forthcoming book she is writing, at Busboys & Poets last spring. Story Collider is a nonprofit organization that promotes storytelling as a way of humanizing science. You can listen to her story on the Story Colllider website. … [Read more...]

Hartman Publishes Article on Undergraduate Research

Professor Danielle Hartman recently published an article “How Science Plays Are Building Interdisciplinary Bridges in the Classroom and Inspiring Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity​” in the summer volume of Scholarship and Practice in Undergraduate Research. Hartman's project grows out of her MFA thesis work. … [Read more...]

Rafferty Presents Talk

Professor Colin Rafferty recently presented a talk on the 1988 Firefighters Memorial as part of the Blue River Road Investigators project, part of the Open Spaces Art Festival in Kansas City, Missouri. … [Read more...]

Lorentzen Publishes in Dickens Studies Annual

Professor Eric Lorentzen recently published an article in Dickens Studies Annual on Charles Dickens and education entitled "'This Schoolroom is a Nation': Subverting the Catechistic Method in Dickens." Dr. Lorentzen's article examines rote memorization as Victorian pedagogical practice and its relationship with social positions. His research surveys educational primers and early nineteenth-century British literature and analyzes how Dickens’s novels critique those practices in and beyond the arena of the Victorian classroom in relation to social control.   … [Read more...]

Dasgupta Gives Two Conference Presentations

In March Dr. Shumona Dasgupta presented “A counter Discourse to Bollywood: Gender, Nation and Violence in Bengali Partition Cinema” at the Association of Asian Studies Conference in Washington, DC and “An(other) Story: Memory, Trauma and Identity in Muslim Narratives of the Partition” at the American Comparative Literature Association's annual conference hosted by UCLA in Los Angeles, CA. … [Read more...]

Fallon Co-Chairs Oratorical Festival

Dr. Paul Fallon served as Co-Chair of the Virginia District St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival, held at the Nativity of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The competition, open to finalists in grades 7-12 from Greek Orthodox parishes throughout the state, involved an original speech dealing with religious topics, assessed both for oral communication skills as well as organization and content. … [Read more...]

Rafferty Continues POTUS Pubs

Congratulations to Professor Colin Rafferty! His essay on Chester A. Arthur, “Smear Campaign (#21),” appeared last week in the new issue of storySouth. … [Read more...]

Mathur Presents on Comedies

Dr. Maya Mathur recently presented the paper “Comedy Is Not a Victimless Crime! Laughter in Gammer Gurton’s Needle and The Shoemaker’s Holiday​” at the annual conference of the Shakespeare Association of America held in Los Angeles, CA. … [Read more...]

Richards Leads Discussion of Baldwin

Dr. Gary Richards recently led the breakfast book discussion of James Baldwin’s Go Tell It on the Mountain at the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival in New Orleans, LA. … [Read more...]