Published, Performed, and Presented

Sam Abrams  (politics) regularly contributes to San Francisco’s KCBS News about the 2012 elections. In November, he spoke at the University of Michigan on “Untangling American Jewish Ideology and Partisanship in the Twenty-First Century”; in Philadelphia, he participated in a panel discussion at the New England Political Science Association. In December, he won a grant by the Avi Chai Foundation to examine Jewish social networks, and he was named Stanford University’s Koret Fellow in January. 

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Abraham Anderson (philosophy) lectured on “Modality and Miracles in Hume” at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in November. 

In June, Chester Biscardi  (music) released a new recording titled In Time’s Unfolding (Naxos). Sailors & Dreamers, written for voice and chamber ensemble with lyrics by Shirley Kaplan  (Theatre), premiered in New York City in September. 

Patti Bradshaw  (dance), the Barbara Bray Ketchum artist-in-residence at SLC this fall, performed “out of nothing: Songs of Despair, Songs of Bliss” on campus in December.

In June '12, Bella Brodzki ’72  (literature) spoke on “Postcolonial Translations and Diasporic Contexts” at a conference at the University of Montpellier, France. In November, she was a plenary speaker at a Translation and Memory conference sponsored by the British Comparative Literature Association, where she discussed “Translation and Intertextual Memory: The Value of Translators’ Prefaces in a Global Literary Marketplace.” The event was held at the Translation Centre at the University of Portsmouth, UK. Brodzki coedited a special issue of Comparative Literature Studies (vol. 48, no. 3) called “Trials of Trauma,” and in December, she spoke to the Penn State comparative literature department about the film and memoir One Day You’ll Understand/Plus Tard Tu Comprendras. Brodzki was also elected for five-year service to the European literary relations executive committee of the Modern Language Association.

Card image Performed: William Catanzaro (dance)

Performed: William Catanzaro (dance)

William Catanzaro  (dance) gave a jazz performance at Zinc Bar in New York City in December and, with Jerome Morris  (Dance), edited About Time, a CD released in January (CAT Studio).

In November, Kevin Confoy  (theatre) directed Cut Throat, a reading of a new comedy, at INTAR Theatre in New York City. In August, he appeared as Norman Petty in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story at the Forestburgh Playhouse in New York. WASP and Other Plays by Steve Martin, which Confoy produced, was published by Samuel French in the summer of 2010. 

In July,  Sayantani DasGupta  (health advocacy) delivered a lecture on “Listening for Freedom: Narrative Health and Social Justice” at SUMMA Health Systems’ Ohio event Pay Attention! Caregiving Is All About Story. At Eastern Virginia Medical School Pediatric Grand Rounds in August, she presented a lecture titled “Stories Are Good Medicine: From Narrative Medicine to Narrative Humility.” In October, she participated in a panel discussion on “The Future of Disability Studies” at the Center for the Critical Analysis of Social Difference at Columbia University. 

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Published: Michael Davis (philosophy)

Michael Davis (philosophy) published an essay titled “The Essence of Babel: Rousseau on the Origin of Languages” in the anthology The Companionship of Books: Essays in Honor of Laurence Berns (Lexington Books, 2011). He lectured on “The Soul of the Law: On Plato’s Minos” at the Political Theory Colloquia at American University in October and the University of Notre Dame in November. Also in November, Davis participated in a panel discussion on “The Soul of the Greeks” at the Northeast Political Science Association meeting in Philadelphia. Davis also received an Earhart Foundation Fellowship research grant.

Melissa Frazier  (Russian) published “Balzacorama: Panoramic Vision in Nabokov’s Lolita,” an article in Comparative Literature Studies (vol. 48, no. 4).
In October '11, Peggy Gould  (dance) performed “Roulette” in Brooklyn as part of A Prize Every Time, an evening of experimental performances. She performed “Para-Dice” in December at Dixon Place in New York.

Ann Heppermann  (writing) was named a USA Rockefeller Fellow in December. She was recognized as one of 50 of America’s finest artists and received a $50,000 grant.

In October '11, James Horowitz  (literature) chaired a panel on “New Approaches to Partisan Politics and Literature, from Exclusion to Reform” at the annual Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies conference in Ontario. He also presented a paper titled “Who’s Afraid of Lord Macaulay?” 

Eva Kollisch (German/literature emerita) won the 2012 Theodor Kramer Prize, given annually by the city of Vienna.Holy Child, a play by Joseph Lauinger  (literature), was performed at White Fence Productions in New York during the month of February.'12 In September, Linwood Lewis  (psychology) spoke on “Positive Psychology and Sexual Health” at the European Health Psychology Society meeting in Crete.

Card image Published: Caroline Liber MS '80

Published: Caroline Liber MS '80

Caroline Lieber MS '80  (human genetics) published “Iona College Community Centered Family Health History Project: Lessons Learned from Student Focus Groups” in the August edition of the Journal of Genetic Counseling and “Family Stories: Narrative Genetics and Conceptions of Heritability in Pregnant Women” in Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health in January. She also participated in a panel discussion at a retreat for girls at New Rochelle High School in New York in November, speaking about the importance of family health history. Lieber also received the 25 Years of Innovation Award from Genetic Alliance.

Card image Published: Maria Negroni (Spanish)

Published: Maria Negroni (Spanish)

Maria Negroni (Spanish) published Pequeño Mundo Ilustrado/Lexicon for a Small World (Caja Negra, Buenos Aires, 2011), a treatise on aesthetics, and in October, she published “Emily Dickinson: La miniatura incandescente/The Incandescent Miniature” in Las ranas, a Buenos Aires literary journal. Negroni read her poetry and did a public interview in November at the International Book Fair’s Salon de la Poesia in Mexico. In December, she published an essay titled “Nomadic Music: Translation in Seven Verbs” in Translation Review; she also wrote about Occupy Wall Street in La Nación, an Argentinean newspaper.

Card image Performed: Sara Rudner (dance)

Performed: Sara Rudner (dance)

Sara Rudner (dance) performed “Necessary Weather” at the Lincoln Center White Lights Festival at the Baryshnikov Art Center in October.

In January '12, Robert Lyons (theatre) published an essay, “The Conversation,” in the 100th issue of Performance Art Journal.

Greg MacPherson (theatre) designed lighting for Summer Shorts, a series of one-act plays, at the 59E59 Theatres in New York. In September, he designed lighting for Going to the River at Ensemble Studio Theatre, and designed a two-play series for the 52nd Street Project in Manhattan.

Cassandra Medley (theatre) recently published two plays: Daughter and Son (Broadway Play, 2011) and Cell (Dramatists Play, 2012), which was produced by the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York.

Nicolaus Mills (literature) published “The Help” in the Christian Science Monitor in September, and wrote about Occupy Wall Street for, the Guardian, and Dissent in the fall.

In August '11, the New York Times published “Falser Words Were Never Spoken,” an essay by Brian Morton ’78 (writing).

Card image Published: Martha Rhodes (writing)

Published: Martha Rhodes (writing)

Martha Rhodes (writing) published a collection of poetry titled The Beds (Autumn House, 2012). She also contributed “Writing Against Temperament: The Line” to the anthology A Broken Thing: Poets on the Line (University of Iowa, 2011). Rhodes gave readings at Provincetown’s Fine Arts Work Center in July, Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania in December, and Chatham College in January.

Judith Rodenbeck (art history) published Radical Prototypes: Allan Kaprow and the Invention of Happenings (MIT, October 2011). She also contributed “Working to Learn Together: Failure as Tactic” to the anthology Globalization and Contemporary Art (Blackwell, 2011). She lectured on “Happenings and Gutai” at Gutai: A Workshop, held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, by Harvard University and the Guggenheim Museum. She also delivered “Body Art: Camouflage” about Brazilian artist Antonio Manuel, at The Politics of Camouflage in Artistic Practices from the 1970s, an event hosted by Columbia University and the Americas Society.