Faculty-Staff Achievements, September 18, 2017
Publications and Exhibitions
Barbara Black, professor of English, delivered a paper titled "The Hotel Habit: Home and Away" at the North American Victorian Studies Association/Australian Victorian Studies Association joint conference at Villa La Pietra in Florence, Italy in May. Black also has been selected to teach on the graduate faculty of the School of Letters at Sewanee University in Tennessee next summer.
Andrew Lindner, associate professor of sociology, co-authored (with Ziggy Schulting '18) an article titled "How Movies with a Female Presence Fare with Critics" in Socius, a peer-reviewed open access journal of the American Sociological Association. The study examines whether movies that pass the "Bechdel Test" receive better or worse reviews from film critics. The Bechdel Test assesses whether a movie has two or more named female characters who talk to each other about something other than a man. The majority of Hollywood movies do not pass.
Eric Morser, associate professor of history, has a new book titled The Fires of New England: A Story of Protest and Rebellion in Antebellum America (2017, University of Massachusetts Press) [Amazon]. According to the publisher, Morser "artfully reconstructs their moving personal
tales and locates them in a grander historical context. By doing so, he demonstrates
that even seemingly small stories from antebellum America can help us understand the
rich complexities of the era."
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