Reiland Rabaka was nominated for and won the Cheikh Anta Diop Career Award. 2013 is the 25th consecutive year for the Cheikh Anta Diop International Conference. Each year, scholars from all around the world gather in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to, “advance the Afrocentric paradigm, strengthen and expand this scholarly community and to address critical issues confronting [...]
In addition to serving as a member of the Humanities Extended Faculty, Brian Catlos (Associate Professor of Religious Studies and Research Associate of Humanities at the University of California Santa Cruz) serves on the Executive Board of the Program in Jewish Studies. He co-convenes the CU Mediterranean Studies Group and the Mediterranean Seminar, a scholarly [...]
Professor Oliver Gerland had a productive sabbatical Fall 2012, completing a book manuscript entitled Owning the Insubstantial Pageant: Theater and Performance Under Copyright in the United States. Oliver explores this question: Under the U.S. system of copyright, who owns which creative works in a theater performance, and why? Playwrights have copyright in their works for [...]
Professor Ruth Mas, a faculty affiliate from Religious Studies, gave an invited keynote lecture at a Workshop at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) (December 17-19, 2012). The workshop was entitled “Catachreses: Religion, Gender, Postcoloniality Workshop” and Ruth’s talk was entitled: “Catachresis and the Secular Prolepsis of Islam.” Last November [...]
Professor Graham Oddie will be an invited speaker at the American Association of Philosophy (Central Division) in New Orleans in February. He will present a paper in a Symposium on truth and truthmakers (with Kit Fine of New York University) entitled “Truthmakers: an impossibility proof.” In March he will chair an invited symposium on the [...]
Alexandra Eddy, Music Lecturer in HUMN 1010-1020 since 2002, holds the Ph.D. in music history from Stanford University, and is a professional violinist, Baroque violinist, and composer. She has recently returned from the modern premiere performances of French composer Félicien David’s exotic Orientalist opera Lalla Roukh (1862), presented by Opera Lafayette at the Rose Theater [...]
Humanities student Julie Lindas spent the summer of 2012 in South Korea researching and attending summer classes at Yonsei University in Seoul on a study abroad program through CU and CIEE.
Julie is on the language track in the Humanities program learning French, Korean, and Chinese, in addition to already speaking Spanish. During the summer [...]
Dr. Annje Wiese will be presenting a paper titled “‘Books say: She did this because': Julian Barnes’ Flaubert’s Parrot and the Argument for a New Realism” at the Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 in February. This paper suggests that Julian Barnes’ novel Flaubert’s Parrot addresses the chaotic and subjective nature of experience [...]
Humanities major Jennifer Burnham was awarded first place for undergraduate fiction this year in the Center of the American West’s Thompson Awards for Western American Writing.
Each year, thanks to the generosity and kind support of CU alumni Jeannie and Jack Thompson, the Center of the American West awards cash prizes to talented CU students [...]
Humanities major Ashley Basta is one of 12 graduating senior recipients of the Jacob Van Ek Scholar Award for 2012.
Ashley is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, as well as the INVST Community Leadership Program, which develops engaged citizens who work toward a just and sustainable world. She interned at the [...]