People in the News - November 7, 2014

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Robert Hislope, associate professor of political science, presented his research "Musical Expression and Political Repression: Moral Panics in American History," to an African American Studies class at the University of Central Florida in Orlando this week via Skype. The professor of the UCF class is Donald Harrell ‘75.

The Daily Gazette published an editorial by Kenneth White ‘16 on Election Day. The piece examined why college students should vote. White is a political science and economics double major.

Daniel Mosquera, associate professor of Spanish, was invited to deliver two lectures in Tunisia. The first, “Trash, Latin America, and a Renewed Lumpenproletariat?” was delivered at the Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail (Tunisian General Labor Union), the largest workers coalition in the African country. Delivered at the Bibliothèque Nationale de Tunisie, the second lecture reviewed aspects of lost and regained humanisms in the Latin American context. The talk was titled, “Re-Thinking Trash in Latin America: The Renewal of Political Ecologies.” Mosquera also held discussions with students in Spanish undergraduate and graduate programs at the Université de la Manouba.

An article by Patricia Wareh, assistant professor of English, was published in Renaissance Papers. The piece was titled “Reading Women: Chastity and Fictionality in Cymbeline.” An article by Ruth Stevenson, professor emeritus of English, also appeared in that same edition. Stevenson’s piece was titled “The Speaker’s Depth of Character in Shakespeare’s The Rape of Lucrece.”

Peter Bedford, the John and Jane Wold Professor of Religious Studies and director of the Religious Studies program, was an invited speaker at “In the Crucible of Empire: Resistance, Revolt and Revolution in the Ancient World,” a conference held at Yale University last month. His paper, “Resisting Imperial Rule: Some Strategies of Subjugated Peoples in the Assyrian and Babylonian Empires,” is forthcoming in a conference volume.