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Faculty-Staff Achievements, September 5, 2017

September 5, 2017


Regina Janes
Regina Janes

Regina Janes, professor of English, chaired a session, "Swift and Politics," and delivered a paper, "Swift's Yahoos: Passing through, Getting beyond 'How True'" at an event titled Swift 350 at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, in June. The event was part of a citywide festival in honor of Jonathan Swift's 350th birthday.

Publications and Exhibitions

Jennifer Delton
Jennifer Delton

Jennifer Delton, Professor of History, had an opinion piece published in the Aug. 22 Washington Post titled "When ‘free speech’ becomes a political weapon."

Lost Girls

Linda Simon, professor emerita of English, has a new book, Lost Girls: The Invention of the Flapper (2017, University of Chicago Press). According to the publisher, Lost Girls "is a story of youth derided and fetishized; of aging viscerally feared. It is a story of young women growing up in a culture beset by anxiety about adolescent girls. It is about women trying to shape their own identity amid contradictory theories of adolescence and sexuality, the politics of suffrage, and popular fiction, theater, cinema, and dance hall crazes. Simon shows us how the modern girl bravely created a culture, a look, and a future of her own."

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