Published, Performed, Presented
Neil Arditi (Literature) published, “In the Bodies of Words: The Swenson-Bishop Conversation,” in the fall edition of Parnassus: Poetry in Review.
Bella Brodzki ’72 (Literature) delivered, at the Modern Language Association in New York City in December, two papers: “Teaching Issues in Translation: Politics and Poetics,” and “Mourning and Memorializing in Autobiography.” In January she delivered a paper at the Imperial War Museum in London, “Testimonies of Jewish Students in Post-War German Universities.”
Kevin Confoy (Theatre) directed a workshop production of The Darlings: Parents in Neverland, a satirical retelling of Peter Pan by Susan Eve Haar. The play was performed at the Studio Theater in New York City in November.
Anthony deMare (Music) performed a solo piano piece that incorporated video projections at the Gaida International Music Festival in Lithuania in October. He performed this work again, along with contemporary American theatrical works, at the Klaver 2002 Piano Festival in Estonia. DeMare recently completed his solo piano recording of music by David del Tredici and Aaron Jay Kermis, due to be released in the spring of 2003 by KOCH International Classics.
Kate Johnson ’79, MFA ’81 (Writing) has several poems forthcoming in the journals “88,” Psychological Perspectives and Controlled Burn. She read her work at a December 9 poetry reading at the Northern Westchester Center for the Arts.
Philip Gould (Faculty Emeritus in Art History) curated an exhibit, African Iron and Copper Currencies, at Utica College during October. He lectured on the subject at the college on October 30. He also donated 513 books on Chinese and oriental art to New York University’s Elmer Homes Bobst Library.
Marilyn Katz ’54 (Dean of Studies Emerita) and Georgie Gatch ’57 wrote “Discovering What Matters: A Focus Group on Retirement” for an anthology called, Women Confronting Retirement: A Non-Traditional Guide, which will be published in April 2003 by Rutgers University Press.
In September, Hyman Kleinman (Faculty Emeritus in Literature) delivered two lectures: “If Not Now, When? Questions of Responsibility,” at the Reformed Church of Bronxville, and “First Person Singular: Short Fiction and Novels,” at Sarah Lawrence. In October, he gave a lecture entitled, “Narrative Act in the Apocrypha, Old Testament, and the Gospel Lore,” at Heritage Hills Adult Education Center in Somers, N.Y.
Meyer Kupferman’s (Music) composition, Violin Concerto: The Voyager, was given its world premiere by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra in Prague in April 2002. A tour by the University of Oregon Percussion Ensemble featured Kupferman’s Percussion Symphony.
Arnold Krupat (Literature) gave the second annual Stephen Crane Memorial Lecture, “The Trickster: Re-Visited, Re-Visioned,” at Syracuse University in October.
A new book by Amy Schrager Lang ’71 (Literature; Director, Center for Continuing Education), The Syntax of Class: Writing Inequality in Nineteenth-Century America, has just been published by Princeton University Press. The book explores the literacy expression of the crisis of social classification that occupied U.S. public discourse in the wake of the European revolutions of 1848.
Ann Lauinger (Literature) won the 2002 Erskine J. Poetry Prize for her poem, “Kyushu Eclogue,” which was published in the fall issue of Smartish Pace.
Gerda Lerner’s (Former Faculty in Women’s History) book, Fireweed, was recently published by Temple University Press, and she has been reading from it in cities across the country. Lerner also received the Bruce Catton Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the Society of American Historians, the Distinguished Service Award from the Organization of American Historians, and an honorary degree from Dartmouth College.
In May 2002, Maria Negroni’s (Spanish) book of Spanish-language poetry, La Ineptitud, was published in Argentina by Editorial Alción. Negroni’s poetry appeared in the May issue of La Voz del Gorrión in Valencia, Spain, and was featured in La Ciudad Presteda, an anthology of Latin American poetry published by the University of Santo Domingo Press. Her work was reviewed in The Washington Post, Latin American Review on Arts and Literature, American Book Review and the Toronto Globe and Mail. She participated in the Hofstra University Conference, “Latin American and Spanish Poetry: 2002 and Beyond,” and was invited to the International Festival of Authors in Toronto. In June, the English translation of her book-length poem, Islandia, received the PEN Award for the best book of poetry in translation. In July 2002, she received a fellowship from the French Ministry of Culture to translate the work of the surrealist poet Gisèle Prassinos. Negroni’s poetry was published in the Italian journal Pagine in December.
Kevin Pilkington (Writing) read his work at poetry readings in August and September, including the Woodstock Poetry Festival in Woodstock, N.Y., the Dodge Poetry Festival in Waterloo, N.J., and the Pace University Poetry Series in New York City. His poem, “Looking for Work,” was published in the Fall 2002 issue of Confrontation.
Judith Rodenbeck (Art History) contributed essays and catalogue entries to an anthology entitled, Work Ethic, to be published by the Baltimore Museum of Art in 2003. Rodenbeck was also a consultant to the museum’s curator for the Work Ethic exhibition, which featured postwar art. Rodenbeck presented her paper, “Monkey-Wrenching Modernism,” at the Modernist Studies Association Annual Conference in Madison, Wis., in October. She also completed a manuscript about the American art form known as “happenings” that took place in the late 1950s.
Lori Rotskoff’s (History) book, Love on the Rocks: Men, Women, and Alcohol in Post-World War II America, was published by the University of North Carolina Press in October.
Sara Rudner (Dance) performed a work in progress at the 92nd St. Y in November. In December she performed “Heartbeat,” with sound artist Christopher Janney, as part of the New York Improvisation Festival at St. Marks’ Church in-the-Bowery.
Ursula Schneider (Painting) exhibited a collection of paintings, “Spirit of the Place,” at the A.I.R. Gallery in New York City during November.
Ray Seidelman (Political Science) edited the fourth edition of The Democratic Debate: An Introduction to American Politics, published by Houghton Mifflin. The updated version of this best-selling textbook includes recent events such as September 11, the dot.com crash, corporate scandals and new social movements. In 2001, Seidelman contributed to an anthology called, Taking Parenting Public: The Case for a New Social Movement, published by Rowman and Littlefield, which analyzes how new workplace and economic tendencies have created the potential for a new political and social movement among parents.
William Shullenberger (Literature) was awarded the James Holly Hanford Award from the Milton Society of America for his essay “Into the Woods: The Lady’s Soliloquy in Comus,” which was published in the Milton Quarterly in March 2001.
Joel Sternfeld (Visual Arts) was featured in a special issue of American Photo magazine that also included work by some of his SLC photo students.
Rose Ann Thom (Dance) has been collecting oral histories from the original members of Meredith Monk ’64’s dance company, The House. Thom’s work will be added to the Dance Collection of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center.