ART – Todd Anderson and Ian van Coller’s book of original art, “Mount Kilimanjaro – The Last Glacier,” was acquired by Stanford University Ute and Bill Bowes Art and Architecture Library Special Collections.
HISTORY – On July 13 Vernon Burton presented a lecture and workshop to the NEH Summer Institute on Reconstruction at Penn Center, St. Helena Island, and on 14 July he spoke to the Summer Institute on the history of Voting and Voting Rights in the United States at the University of South Carolina Beaufort. During the month of July, he was featured as Clemson University’s “Meet a Tiger.”
PERFORMING ARTS – Anthony Bernarducci had a new piece of music published by Hinshaw Music. The piece is titled “They Remain” for Men’s choir, piano and oboe. It uses portions of the poem “For the Fallen” by Robert Laurence Binyon.
ENGLISH – From David Blakesley: Asao Inoue’s book, “Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing Writing for a Socially Just Future” won the Council of Writing Program Administrators’ Best Book Award in July. Inoue’s book was co-published by the WAC Clearinghouse and Parlor Press in 2015.
LANGUAGES – Adrienne Fama received a scholarship from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) to study in Salamanca, Spain. She spent two weeks in July at Colegio Delibes taking a methodology course for instructors of Spanish as a foreign language.
LANGUAGES – Stephen Fitzmaurice published an article “Unregulated autonomy: Uncredentialed educational interpreters in rural schools” in the American Annals of the Deaf. This research employed ethnographic methodologies to explore how interpreters without national certification were enacting their role in a rural high school. He also provided a workshop for the South Carolina Department of Education: Research to Practice Institute focusing on educational interpreters and how to convey key vocabulary in their interpreting work.
ENGLISH – Jonathan Beecher Field published Statue Mania in The Boston Review.
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION – In July Steven Grosby was invited to join the editorial advisory board of the book series “Polycentricity: Studies in Institutional Diversity and Voluntary Governance.” The series is published by Lexington Books. In August the Chinese translation of Grosby’s “Nationalism: A Very Short Introduction” (Nanjing: Yilin Press, 2017) appeared in print. He also participated in a manuscript workshop, Aug. 16-19, sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University, on the draft of the book “Honor Management: The Unsocial Passions and the Making of the Modern World.”
PERFORMING ARTS – Lillian “Mickey” Harder, Brooks Center Artistic Liaison, recently served as a judge to select artists to perform at Carnegie Hall in January as part of the Young Performers Career Advancement Program sponsored by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters.
LANGUAGES – In August William Daniel Holcombe published a peer-reviewed article in Mexican Studies / Estudios Mexicanos, a journal co-published by the University of California at Santa Barbara and the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. In the article, Holcombe examines how Mexican chronicler Carlos Monsiváis (Mexico City 1938-2010) utilized the concept of slumming and the term “queer” in his later works that focused on sexuality studies. Holcombe, William Daniel. “Lo queer de Carlos Monsiváis: slumming en el ambiente.” Mexican Studies/Estudios mexicanos 33.2 (Summer 2017): 272-95.
LANGUAGES – Joseph Mai gave a paper titled “Democratic practices and the Human Affair” at the Bophana Center in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where he was conducting research on the work of filmmaker Rithy Panh. The Bophana center, named to preserve the memory of just one of the Khmer Rouge’s many victims, was founded by Rithy Panh to provide audio-visual resources and production training and support to young generations of Cambodians.
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION – Bill Maker presented “Charles Mingus’ ‘Remember Rockefeller at Attica’ and Theodor Adorno on Modern Music” at the 34th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetics, held in Santa Fe New Mexico in July.
ARCHITECTURE – Andreea Mihalache published “The Act and Art of Architectural Critique: A Drawing, a House and a Sign” in The Plan Journal this summer. She presented the paper “In the World but not of it: Quaker Influences on Robert Venturi’s Chapel for the Episcopal Academy” at the V Congreso Internacional de Arquitectura Religiosa Contemporanea (Santiago de Chile, Aug. 23-27).
PERFORMING ARTS – Shannon Robert designed scenery for “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” for Theatrical Outfit and Aurora in Atlanta and “Gnadiges Fraulein” for The Tennessee Williams Festival in Provincetown produced by Texas Tech. She taught for WildWind Performance Lab at Texas Tech, Hollins University MFA Program in Playwriting (for design) and the UNCG Theatre MFA summer program. Robert is currently designing “Clybourne Park” for Warehouse Theatre.
PERFORMING ARTS – Mark Spede has won the 2017 Leadership Award from Be The Match, operated by the National Marrow Donor Program. The award recognizes individuals and groups who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in educating and engaging target audiences about the organization’s mission
LANGUAGES – Gabriela Stoicea participated in the Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association in Utrecht, the Netherlands in July. There she organized a three-day seminar entitled “Liberalism in Crisis: A Perspective from the Humanities.”
ENGLISH – Lindsay Turner and Walt Hunter have co-translated a book of philosophy, “Atopias: Manifesto for a Radical Existentialism,” by the French philosopher Frédéric Neyrat. The book is appearing in a series, Lit Z, at Fordham University Press, co-edited by Brian McGrath and Sara Guyer.
ENGLISH – Candace Wiley is one of five poet-recipients of this year’s Fine Arts Work Center writing fellowship. From October through April, she will be living and writing in FAWC’s artist colony in Provincetown, Massachusetts. While there, Wiley will be finishing an Afro-futurist poetry collection about Afro-Atlantic Mermaids, Klingons and haints (ghosts), as well as continuing work with her poetry nonprofit The Watering Hole. While Wiley writes to her heart’s content, FAWC will provide housing and a modest stipend. The fellowship is extremely competitive with applicants from all over the world. Past fellowship recipients include Denis Johnson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Jhumpa Lahiri, and this year’s Pulitzer Prizewinner in poetry, Tyehimba Jess.
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION – Benjamin White presented a paper entitled “Computing the Apostle: The Promise and Limitation of Forensic Stylometry for Discerning Paul’s Linguistic Fingerprint” at the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany for the International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature on Aug. 8.
ARCHITECTURE – Anjali Joseph and Deborah Wingler presented a research paper at the International Academy for Design and Health, 12th Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition in Vienna, Austria. Sara Bayramzadeh and Deborah Wingler presented two papers at the 8th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics in Los Angeles, California. Deborah Wingler will also present two CHFDT research papers at the 48th Annual Conference of the Association of Canadian Ergonomists & 12th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management in Banff, Canada at the beginning of August.
ART – Valerie Zimany recently traveled to the United Kingdom for the bi-annual International Ceramic Art Education and Exchange symposium at the University for the Creative Arts Farnham, England. She presented her paper “Digital Translations: From Hand to Code” about her recent work in 3D printing and clay, work which is facilitated by Clemson’s School of Architecture Digital Design Shop and a CAAH Research Grant for an artist-in-residency at Medalta’s Shaw Center for Contemporary Ceramics. She was joined by current Clemson University MFA graduate students Lacy Miller (17’) and Conor Alwood (18’), who made a co-presentation about their respective artwork entitled “Reflective Surfaces.” All three displayed their artwork in the International Society for Art Education and Exchange exhibition, held in the James Hockey and Foyer Galleries at UCA Farnham in July. The articles and artwork are published in accompanying journal and catalogue of the symposium. In addition to the symposium, Zimany, Miller and Alwood visited art institutions such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Tate Modern, and the British Museum in London, and traveled to the historic sites of the Spode Factory, Middleport Pottery, and Wedgewood Factory in Stoke-on-Trent with ceramics faculty of Staffordshire University.