Ferrigno at Collar Works Gallery, Troy, NY

Andrea Ferrigno’s (Art) work “Transcribing Chladni” is currently on view in the “Machine Breakers” exhibition at Collar Works Gallery in Troy, NY. “Machine Breakers” was a portfolio curated by Nathan Meltz and first presented at the 2018 Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI) in Las Vegas: Altered Landscapes.

Link to Gallery: http://collarworks.org/lab/

Link to conference: https://sgcinternational.org/conference/lasvegas/

Franco wins Book Prize; Poem nominated for Best of the Net

Gina Franco (English) has been selected as the winner of the 2018 CantoMundo Poetry Prize for her book, The Accidental. Franco will receive $1,000 and her poetry collection will be published by the University of Arkansas Press in 2019.

Additionally, Franco’s poem, “Throne,” has been nominated by the Los Angeles Review for the Best of the Net anthology (Sundress Publications).

Ucar Gave Presentation

Nurettin Ucar (Modern Languages – German) gave a presentation at the 42nd Annual Conference of the German Studies Association in Pittsburgh on September 28. His paper, “Empathizing with the Refugee: Jenny Erpenbeck’s Gehen, ging, gegangen”, was part of a panel entitled “Refugees in Literature of the 21st Century”. Ucar discussed that empathy shown by the protagonist in Erpenbeck’s novel and a focus on East German history diminishes the communicability of refugee experience.