Gregory Gilbert (Art and Art History) has published the essay “Federal Art in the Midwest in the 1930s and the Meeting of Rural and Urban Cultures: A Challenge to Grant Wood’s ‘Revolt Against the City'” in A Scattering Time: How Modernism Met Midwestern Culture, Hastings College Press, 2018.
The essay examines the historical ironies associated with the Regionalist artist Grant Wood’s advocacy of early New Deal art programs as promoters of American regionalist culture. In actuality, the economic, agricultural and artistic policies of the New Deal encouraged hegemonic modernizing and industrial forces that undermined the traditional values and autonomy of the regional Midwest.
The undergraduate journal PURSUE published a research article by Uduak-Obong I. Ekanem ’17 and Ole J. Forsberg (Mathematics). The research utilized statistical techniques, including binomial-based generalized linear models, to test for unfairness in the 2015 presidential election in Nigeria.
The publication is the culmination of an extensive collaboration between Mr. Ekanem and Dr. Forsberg that began in the Fall 2016 term at Knox. It can be accessed through the PURSUE website, https://www.pvamu.edu/pursue/, “An Analysis of the 2015 Nigerian Presidential Election.”
Sara O’Brien (Psychology) and Jeremy Schmidt ’17 published an article titled “The Role of Disgust in Body Image Disturbance: Incremental Predictive Power of Self-Disgust” in the journal Body Image. The article can be accessed here: https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1XjHB6BgRtpzFY
Narrative has published Gina Franco’s (English) poem, “Annunciation of the Self-Enclosed God.” A preview of the poem is now live with Narrative Backstage alongside poems by Bob Hicok, Ted Kooser, and Sharon Olds. The full version of the poem will be released on Narrative’s homepage this winter.
A recent musical work by Pierce Gradone (Music) has been published by Fat Rock Ink. The piece, entitled The Watching, is scored for alto flute, viola, and harp, and is inspired by a particular sleeping pattern practiced during the 18th and 19th centuries in which a night’s sleep was interrupted by a time of quiet reflection called “the watching.” The Watching was also awarded the Costello Prize by the Philadelphia Lyra Society and premiered at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
The Earth is Not For Sale: A Path Out of Fossil Capitalism to the Other World That is Still Possible, authored by Peter Schwartzman (Environmental Studies) and his father David, was recently released by World Scientific Publishing. A description of the book and its authors can be found at WSP’s website: https://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/10827.
Springer-Verlag, Inc. has published “History of Cryptography and Cryptanalysis: Codes, Ciphers and their Algorithms” by William and Marilyn Ingersoll Professor Emeritus of Computer Science John F. Dooley