Humanities Chair Hollis Robbins (KSAS BA ’83, Writing Seminars) has been named a 2017-18 National Humanities Center Delta Delta Delta Fellow. As a fellow, Dr. Robbins will continue work on her book Forms of Contention: The African American Sonnet Tradition, under contract with the University of Georgia Press. Dr. Robbins is one of 35 fellows out of 630 applicants invited to the NHC next year.
Humanities faculty member Jelena Runić gave an invited lecture titled “The Rhetoric of the Self and Its Implications: A Cross-Cultural Study” as part of the Linguistic Seminars of the School of Philology at the University of Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina, December 16, 2016.
Humanities faculty member Jelena Runić gave a talk titled “Clitic Doubling with Full NPs in Non-Standard Serbian and Slovenian” at the 12th European Conference on Formal Description of Slavic Languages (FDSL 12), Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany, December 8-10, 2016. Find out more here.
Peabody Humanities faculty member Gavin Witt, Director of Dramaturgy at Center Stage, recently returned from a national convening of artists and scholars launching the ambitious and controversial PlayOn! Project, as covered by the New York Times. Witt joins playwright (and Center Stage Artistic Director) Kwame Kwei-Armah on the team commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to “translate” Richard III into contemporary English—one of nearly 40 such pairings tackling all of Shakespeare’s recognized canon and a few outliers.
Oliver Thorndike, Humanities Faculty, has published “Kant’s Philosophy of Time in the Transcendental Aesthetic” in Time and Tense: Unifying the Old and the New. Ed. Staccatos Gerogiorgakis (Munich: Philosophia, 2016).