Plesch Delivers Keynote at International Conference in Switzerland

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch delivered a keynote address titled “Copies: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” at “La reproduction des images et des textes,” 11e colloque international de l’IAWIS/AIERTI, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland, July 10–14. In her lecture, Plesch considered the remarkably heterogeneous and unstable way in which copies and the practice of copying have been...

Plesch Concludes Third Term as President of International Association of Word and Image Studies

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch concluded her third term as president of the International Association of Word and Image Studies. At the association’s triennial conference in July in Lausanne, Switzerland, Plesch stepped down from the position she has fulfilled since 2008. She will continue serving on the association’s advisory board. Founded in July 1987, the International...

Halvorson Contributes Chapter on Religiously Based Aid Work Book

A research publication by Britt Halvorson, faculty fellow in anthropology, is included in a new book of essays, The Request and the Gift in Religious and Humanitarian Endeavors (Pp. 65-92, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). Halvorson’s chapter is titled ” When God Is a Moral Accountant: Dilemmas and Requests of Accountability in U.S. Medical Relief in Madagascar” and “examines how...

Mazzeo Interviewed on WBUR’s Here & Now

Clara C. Piper Associate Professor of English Tilar Mazzeo spoke with Robin Young on WBUR’s Here & Now in a piece titled “Returning ‘Once More to the Lake’ Through Literature.” Mazzeo mentions Colby several times, in reference to its proximity to Maine’s lake district, the Belgrade Lakes, and about her teaching E.B. White’s essay “Once More to...

Finch Discusses Hartley Book on New Books Network

Marsden Hartley’s Maine (Yale University Press, 2017), a book that accompanies the museum exhibit by the same name, was the topic of a podcast on New Books Network. Coauthor Elizabeth Finch, Lunder Curator of American Art, conducted a podcast interview July 28 with Kirstin L. Ellsworth and the other coauthors. Listen here.

Gordon Article on Coates in Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal

An essay by Charles A. Dana Professor of Philosophy Jill Gordon was published in Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal. In her essay “Black Bodies Matter: A Reading of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me” Gordon argues the book “provides an anti-idealist argument that violence against the Black body is the cause of, not merely the effect of, various racial...

Ardam Interviews Elkin in Public Books Article

In the article “Aslant to the Flâneur: A Conversation with Lauren Elkin,” Visiting Assistant Professor of English Jacquelyn Ardam interviews Elkin about her new book, Flâneuse, a book that’s “cultural history and memoir, criticism and travelogue.” Ardam and Elkin share a lively conversation about writing, growing up in the suburbs, and women’s relationships to cities in a July 10 article that...

Moland Essay on Abolitionist Child in The Paris Review

Lydia Moland, associate professor of philosophy, had her piece “For Our Cause is Just” published in the web edition of The Paris Review July 7. The essay discusses the writings and views of American abolitionist Lydia Maria Child, “a crusader for justice.” Child “devoted her formidable talents for research, rhetoric, and philosophical argument to pricking her fellow citizens’...

Nyhus and Students Author Article in China Policy Institute: Analysis

Philip Nyhus, associate professor of environmental studies and program director, Yue (Anna) Yu ’19, and Jiaqi (Carmen) Wu ’19 coauthored “Of Stripes and Spots: Can a Growing Dragon Save a Tiger?” in the June 27 China Policy Institute: Analysis, the online journal of the China Policy Institute. The article looks at China’s conservation challenges, especially as they...

New Book by Lisle on Modern Coliseums and American Culture

Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies Ben Lisle has a new book out: Modern Coliseum Stadiums and American Culture (UPenn Press, 2017). The book “tracks changes in stadium design and culture since World War II” and shows that “stadiums have taken many shapes and served different purposes throughout the history of American sports culture.”

Gastaldo Research Teams Have Two Publications

Two research teams led by Whipple-Coddington Professor of Geology Robert Gastaldo have recently had manuscripts published. One manuscript, in which Gastaldo took the lead, was published in PALAIOS (v. 32, p. 349-366) and titled “Paleontology Of The Blaauwater 67 And 65 Farms, South Africa: Testing The Daptocephalus/Lystrosaurus Biozone Boundary In A Stratigraphic Framework.” The full paper can...

Sheehan Guest Lecturer at Terra Foundation in France

In July 2017 Associate Professor of Art Tanya Sheehan will be a guest lecturer at the Terra Foundation’s summer program in Giverny, France. Founded in 2001 the Terra Summer Residency brings together doctoral scholars of American art and emerging artists worldwide for a nine-week residential program in the historic village of Giverny. Sheehan will share her...

Green’s Photos in Show at Portland Art Museum

Associate Professor of Art Gary Green’s photographs are included in the Portland Art Museum’s (Portland, Ore.) exhibition Recent Photography Acquisitions. The two photographs, from his series Terrain Vague, are part of a group of eight that the museum acquired in 2016. The show, which runs until July 22 and includes the work of such notable photographers as...

Gross New York Times Op-Ed on Role of Embarrassment

In a June 16 New York Times op-ed, Dana Professor of Sociology Neil Gross delves into the historical analysis of embarrassment and the function it has in modern-day society. “The embarrassed individual is a functioning member of society, attuned enough to the dynamics of interpersonal interaction that his or her body responds reflexively to a perceived...

Dissanayake Organizes Conference on Climate Change and Land Conservation

Assistant Professor of Economics Sahan T. M. Dissanayake was the lead organizer for the 2017 NAREA workshop “Climate Change and Land Conservation and Restoration: Advances in Economics Methods and Policies for Adaptation and Mitigation” held in Washington, D.C., June 13-14 2017. The workshop focused on (1) the impact of climate change on ecosystem services generated from...

Allbritton Appointed to Editorial Board of Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas

Assistant Professor of Spanish Dean Allbritton has been appointed to the editorial board of Studies in Spanish and Latin American Cinemas as a reviews editor. Published by Intellect since 2004 (under the name Studies in Hispanic Cinemas until 2013), the journal has dedicated itself to the study of the cinemas of Spain and Latin America through...

Hatch Op-Ed on “White Victimization” in Crosscut

Associate Professor of Government Walter Hatch responded to the racial conflict at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Wash., with an op-ed in the e-zine Crosscut. In his June 6 piece, Hatch digs into the drama surrounding Professor Bret Weinstein that many see “as a simple morality tale: good white professor versus bad students,” and finds it much...

McClenachan Coauthors Article in Science on Socially Responsible Seafood

An article coauthored by Loren McClenachan, the Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, appears in the June 2 issue of Science. Titled “Committing to socially responsible seafood,” the authors “propose a framework for social responsibility and identify key steps the scientific community must take to inform policy and practice” for the global challenge of “placing...

Green’s Photographs Exhibited at Urbanautica Institute

Associate Professor of Art Gary Green’s photographs of the New York music scene from 1976–86 are currently being exhibited in Italy at the Urbanautica Institute. The institute, which collaborates with authors and organizations around the world, presents photography through exhibitions, books, reviews, workshops, and lectures. In the accompanying text, Green describes this time in New...

Plesch Delivers Keynote at International Conference in Brazil

Professor of Art Véronique Plesch delivered a plenary lecture at the Colóquio Internacional: Escrita, som e imagem / VI Jornada Intermídia (International Conference Word, Sound, Image / 6th Intermedia Conference), May 9-13 at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Her lecture, “The Wall and the Skin: Writing and Rewriting on a Border Zone,”...