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Faculty News Recap in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities – Aug. 1-31, 2019

September 9, 2019

ART – Faculty members Daniel Bare, Denise Woodward-Detrich, Valerie Zimany and MFA alumni Deighton Abrams (’16) and Brent Pafford (’14) are featured in the exhibition “Interpretations in Clay,” which demonstrates the broad range of possibility within the media of clay. The exhibition featuring 15 prominent South Carolina artists opened Aug. 29 and runs through Oct. 4 at Lander University’s Monsanto Art Gallery in Greenwood.

ART – Mark Brosseau exhibited new paintings in a two-person show, “Sense of Place,” which closed with a gallery talk Aug. 24 in the Fried Family Gallery at Catamount Arts Center in Saint Johnsbury, Vermont. He also was featured in an article, “Lost in Space,” in the August issue of TOWN magazine.

HISTORY – Vernon Burton wrote the forward for the new book “Virtue of Cain: From Slave to Senator – Biography of Lawrence Cain,” by Kevin M. Cherry.

ENGLISH – Professor Emeritus Wayne Chapman published the first “library edition” of his book “The W. B. and George Yeats Library: A Short-title Catalog Undertaken at Dalkey and Dublin, Ireland, 1986-2006,” 3rd edition, revised (Clemson University Press, 2019). The fully indexed book cross-lists images of copied and inserted material at the National Library of Ireland and is enhanced by an appendix to acknowledge the growth of the Nobel Laureate’s personal library from 1904 onward.

ENGLISH – Luke Chwala presented “Teaching the Gothic: The Gothic Tradition in Global Fiction” at the 15th International Gothic Association Conference held July 30-August 2 at Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois. The conference, titled “Gothic Terror, Gothic Horror,” marked the first time the association gathering was held in the United States.

HISTORY – H. Roger Grant delivered the monthly luncheon lecture at the Upstate History Museum in Greenville on Aug. 21, addressing the topic “The Joys of Railroad History.” Cornell University Press has published a paperback edition of his 2004 book “‘Follow the Flag:’ A History of the Wabash Railroad Company.”

ENGLISH – John Warren Steen IV reviewed Walt Hunter’s 2019 bookForms of a World: Contemporary Poetry and the Making of Globalization (Fordham University Press, 2019) in ASAP Journal.

LANGUAGES – During the approach and arrival of Hurricane Dorian, Jason Hurdich provided storm updates to South Carolina’s Deaf community via the state Facebook page for All Hands On, a national nonprofit organization that develops emergency management training for the community and its interpreters. His updates generated 30,000 page views.

ARCHITECTURE – Ashley Jennings participated in a two-session panel presentation, “IPAL (Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure): The Future of Education,” at the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Licensing Advisor Summit 2019 held Aug. 2-4 in Minneapolis.

LANGUAGES – Joseph Mai presented a paper at the International Association of Genocide Studies Conference, which met this year in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the fall of the Khmer Rouge. His paper examined the notion of baksbat, or “broken courage,” a Khmer language idiom related to post-traumatic stress disorder, and its representation in recent Cambodian film. He also organized and presented at a one-day symposium devoted to the work of filmmaker Rithy Panh, also in Phnom Penh. This symposium included contributors to the volume Mai is co-editing, “Everything Has a Soul: The Cinema of Rithy Panh,” which is forthcoming from Rutgers University Press. The filmmaker stopped by for a brief discussion.

ENGLISH – Dominic Mastroianni published “Transcendentalism Without Escape” in American Literary History 31 (3), pp. 575–585.

LANGUAGES – Arelis Moore de Peralta and co-authors M. Gillispie, C. Mobley and L. Gibson published “It’s All About Trust and Respect: Cultural Competence and Cultural Humility in Mobile Health Clinic Services for Underserved Minority Populations” in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 30, pp.1103-18. Her article “Using Community-Engaged Research to Explore Social Determinants of Health in a Low-Resource Community in the Dominican Republic: A Community Health Assessment,” which was co-authored with L. Davis, K. Brown, M. Fuentes, N.S. Falconer, J. Charles, J. and M. Eichinger, is currently in press at the print journal Hispanic Health Care International. Her book chapter “Urban Health and Urbanization: Socio-Ecological Approaches to Address Social Determinants of Nutritional Health in Urban Settings,” co-authored with M. Eichinger and L. Hossfeld, is currently in press in the volume “Public Health Nutrition: Rural, Urban and Global Perspectives for Community-based Practice,” edited by M. Barth.

ENGLISH – Lee Morrissey and Rhondda Robinson Thomas recently presented their work with the Call My Name Coalition’s NEH Challenge Grant to the Public Humanities Network during the annual meeting of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes, hosted by Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

ENGLISH – Angela Naimou published “Moving Futures” in the Fall 2019 issue of American Literary History. The essay reviews four recent books in literary criticism, American studies and current issues in international migration.

ARCHITECTURE – Mary G. Padua has been invited to serve as an inaugural member of the professional advisory board for landscape architecture programs at the National University of Singapore. The university’s Department of Architecture, which is ranked as a top-10 program in the world, currently offers a Master of Landscape Architecture and is launching a four-year, professional Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree.

LANGUAGES – Kelly Peebles published the chapter “Reincarnating the Forgotten Francis II: From Puerile Pubescent to Heroic Heartthrob” in the book “Remembering Queens and Kings of Early Modern England and France: Reputation, Reinterpretation, and Reincarnation,” edited by Estelle Paranque (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).

PERFORMING ARTS – Shannon Robert’s work on the set of “Newsies” for the Aurora Theatre and Atlanta Lyric Theatre was nominated for a Suzi Bass award in the category of best scene design for a musical. Robert just completed an industrial project redesigning the corporate office space for DHL at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. She is currently designing the production of “The Humans,” directed by Dean Emeritus Chip Egan, which will be presented in October by the Lean Ensemble Theater in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Robert also is designing two new plays that the Hollins University MFA playwrights program will take to the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region IV: “Arachnothology,” by Kimberly Patterson (directed by Lauren Brooks Ellis) and “Moving,” by Sean McCord (directed by Todd Ristau).

HISTORY – Michael Silvestri published “A Revolutionary History of Interwar India” in the current issue of the journal South Asian History and Culture. The article is part of a roundtable on two recent books on Indian anticolonial revolutionaries titled “New Histories of Political Violence and Revolutionary Terrorism in Modern South Asia.”

LANGUAGES – Eric Touya read a paper titled “Gilets Jaunes, Macron’s Presidency, and France’s Contradictions” at the 2019 Contemporary French Civilization Conference: “Frenchness, Globalization, and Regionalism,” held Aug. 29-31 at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

ENGLISH – Jillian Weise’s essay “Common Cyborg” was profiled in a Longreads article titled “On Representations of Disability: A Reading List.” A review of “Cyborg Detective,” Weise’s fourth book, to be published in September by BOA Editions, appeared in New Pages.

ART – Anderson Wrangle spent a two-week residency at The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences near Rabun Gap, Georgia. While there, he finished editing and sequencing work for two projects and made new photographic work.



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