UCar Gives Presentation

Nurettin Ucar, Modern Languages – German, gave a presentation at the American Comparative Literature Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting at Georgetown University on March 9. His paper, “Mohsin Hamid’s Exit West: Invisible Borders and Intrusion of the Public Sphere by Refugees,” was part of a panel entitled “‘Europe’ in Contemporary Literature and in Literary Studies.”

Gilbert featured at Conference

Gregory Gilbert, Professor and Director of the Art History Program, gave a talk at the recent College Art Association Conference in New York City, February 13-16. His talk was titled “Challenging the Erasure of War: The New York Avant-Garde and Media Censorship of World War II” and was part of the session “Has anyone seen an image of war? Reassessing the visual culture of war and related disasters, violence and torture in the modern and contemporary moment.” His talk is a chapter in his current book project on the relation of Abstract Expressionist art to the mass visual culture of the Second World War. 

Lincoln Studies Center Book Published

The latest volume in the Knox College Lincoln Studies Center Publication Series has recently been published by the University of Illinois Press.  Lincoln’s Confidant, written by Wayne C. Temple, is a biography of Noah Brooks, a journalist who became an intimate member of the White House family circle during Abraham Lincoln’s presidency.  It was reviewed on February 15 in the Wall Street Journal.