People in the news - Week of March 6, 2020

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Lori Marso, the Doris Zemurray Stone Professor of Modern Literary and Historial Studies, was a featured speaker at the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at the University of Chicago. Her talk, “Dear Dick: A Feminist Politics of the Epistolary,” was part of the center’s Feminism and the Radical Democratic Imaginary series. Learn more about the talk here. She also hosted a political theory workshop at the university on the films of Chantal Akerman.

Kristin Bidoshi, associate professor of Russian and director of the Russian and East European Studies program, presented two papers at the American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages and Literatures conference. The papers were, “Silence as Dominant Structural Metaphor in Anton Chekhov’s ‘House with a Mezzanine,’” and “Incorporating Immersive Virtual Reality into the Language Curriculum.” She also participated in the Making the Invisible Minor Robust roundtable at the Modern Languages Association conference in January.

Kimmo Rosenthal, professor of mathematics, has two new literary publications. Olympia [Thoughts on a Courtesan - in Eight Chapters] will appear in the March issue of MacQueen's Quinterly. It is a creative non-fiction essay inspired by Edouard Manet's painting "Olympia.” A short fiction piece, The Most Private of Maps, was in the February issue of The RavensPerch.

An article co-authored by Catherine Walker, assistant professor of psychology, was published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders. The piece was titled, “Identifying Duration Criteria for Remission and Relapse through Intensive Modeling of Longitudinal Data.”

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