Robert Hellenga, George Appleton Lawrence Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of English and Distinguished Writer-in-Residence, has published a new book, Love, Death & Rare Books. From an early review from Booklist, “All of Hellenga’s novels revel in the details of their protagonists’ occupations, and this one is no different: it is an ode to physical books, their smell and feel, but also to the idea of both living life and reading about it, not choosing one over the other.”
Catherine Denial, Bright Professor of American History, will be one of two keynote speakers at next summer’s Teaching History in the 21st Century conference at University of California, Davis.
Associate Professor of Philosophy Brandon Polite’s review of Saam Trivedi’s Imagination, Music, and the Emotions: A Philosophy Study has just been published in the latest issue of the Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism.
Mystic Moderns: Agency and Enchantment in Evelyn Underhill, May Sinclair, and Mary Webb, by James H. Thrall, has been published by Lexington Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield. Thrall is Knight Distinguished Associate Professor for the Study of Religion and Culture. He directs the Religious Studies Program and co-directs the Peace and Justice Studies Program. Mystic Moderns examines the responses of three British authors and mystics to the emerging modernity of the long early twentieth-century moment encompassing the First World War.
Professor of English Monica Berlin ’95’s new collection of poems, Elsewhere, That Small, has just been published (Free Verse Editions at Parlor Press, 2020), and is now available directly from the publisher or at your preferred online bookseller.
Cate Denial, Bright Professor of American History, was part of a panel at the American Historical Association annual meeting called “Teaching Students to Write History.”
William Hope, associate professor of anthropology, presented the talk “Slow it, Spread it, Sink it: A Tale of Three Raingardens” at the 12th Annual Growing Sustainable Communities Conference in Dubuque, Iowa.
A chapter written by Cate Denial, Bright Professor of American History, titled “Ethics and the Practice of History,” was published in Handbook of Research Ethics and Scientific Integrity.
Associate Professor of Philosophy Brandon Polite’s paper “Shared Musical Experiences” was published in the most recent issue of the British Journal of Aesthetics.
Two poems by Cyn Kitchen Fitch, associate professor of English, “Incandescent” and “Morning Supplication,” were published in the November 2019 issue of Santa Barbara Literary Journal (Volume 4).