Martin Bidney, professor emeritus of English and comparative literature, has published Poems of Wine and Tavern Romance: A Dialogue with the Persian Poet Hafiz (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2013) pp. xxxi + 197. It features 103 poems by the 14th-century Sufi monk, translated by Bidney from the 1814 German version of Joseph von Hammer which inspired Goethe to reply with his 1819 West-East Divan (translated by Bidney in 2010). It also includes 103 “reply” lyrics by Bidney.
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October 22, 2013
October 1, 2013
Tiffany Baugh-Helton, a graduate student in the History Department, was awarded first place by The Michigan Historical Review for its 2013 student essay competition for her essay, “A Woman’s Place Is in Her Union: The UAW’s 1944 National Women’s Conference and Women’s Labor Activism.” Her winning essay will be published in the spring 2013 issue of the MHR, and earned her a $1,000 prize.
September 27, 2013
In September, Distinguished Professor Ralph R. Miller delivered keynote addresses at the Japanese Psychological Association meeting in Sapporo (“Applications of Recent Findings in Learning Laboratory”) and the Japanese Society for Animal Psychology in Tokyo (“Post-Acquisition Information Processing”), as well as a colloquium in Osaka (“Time As Content in Associative Learning”).
September 27, 2013
Sandro Sticca, professor of French and comparative literature, is the author of a recently published book: From Prehistory to History: Abruzzo and its Cultural Heritage. History, Art, Literature (Rome, Fall, 2013). After considering the millenary origins and development of the Abruzzo region from its pre-historical to historical beginnings proper, the book discusses Abruzzo’s art and literature, both secular and religious, from the Roman period to contemporary times, in a chronological excursus which offers insights into such Abruzzese figures as the Latin writers Ovid and Sallust; religious people as Popes Innocent VII, Celestin V, St. John of Capestrano; humanists such as Quatrario and Barbato of Sulmona, friend of Petrarch and Boccaccio; painters such as Delitio, Cola dell’Amatrice, the Palizzi Brothers, Michetti, Patini, Barbella and Cascella; writers such as Gabriele Rossetti, father of the British artists Dante Gabriele, William and Christina Rossetti, D’Annunzio, Croce, Pomilio, Silone, Manna and Bonanni; historians such as Anton Ludovico Antinori, Massonio , Febonio and Faraglia; and musicians such as Bellini, Tosti, knighted in 1908 by King Edward VII (1841-1910) for his work as professor of music with London’s Royal Academy of Music, and Gaetano Braga, “singing master” at the Court of Queen Victoria (1819-1901). The volume ends with a consideration of famous British writers and painters, such as Edward Lear, Richard Keppel Craven, Estella Canziani and Anne Macdonell, who visited and depicted Abruzzo in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
September 17, 2013
Douglas Holmes, professor of anthropology, was featured in a column titled “Read their lips’ that was published on the front page of the Aug. 23 issue of the Financial Times. The column referred to an article that is forthcoming in the Cornell International Law Journal titled “Communicative Imperatives in Central Banks.”
September 17, 2013
Sandra Sanchez-Lopez, a doctoral candidate in history, was been awarded an American Association of University Women (AAUW) 2013–14 International Fellowship based on her academic achievement, scholarly promise and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. She will return to her home country of Colombia to become a leader in academia, focusing on women, gender and media from a historical perspective.