Faculty Achievements: School of Arts, Humanities, and Renaissance Studies

April 30, 2012

Here are the latest scholarly accomplishments from the School of Arts, Humanities, and Renaissance Studies.

Sara James Sara James, professor of art history

An academic paper, “The Exceptional Prominence of St. Joseph in Ugolino di Prete Ilario’s Marian Cycle in Orvieto Cathedral,” on March 24, 2012, the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, Washington, DC.

An article, “The Mystery of Manteo’s Not so Buried Treasure: Researching the Origins of a Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I,” the March/April 2012 edition of Artsee Magazine, discusses the collaborative research on this portrait in which she has been involved.

Sarah Kennedy Sarah Kennedy, professor of English

An essay, “So What?: Four New Books of Poems,” the spring issue of West Branch.

A poetry reading, April 19, 2012, Appalachian State University.

Jana Segal Jana Segal, assistant professor of theatre

A paper, “‘a thing like death’ (R&J 4.1.74): Aesthetic Resurrection in Shakespearean Love Tragedy,” the Comparative Drama Conference, Baltimore.
A paper, “‘it fell upon a little Western flower’ (MND 2.1.166): A Worldwide Shakespearean Dream,” read in the “Shakespeare and Hollywood” seminar, Shakespeare Association of the Americas conference, Boston.

Susan Sterns Susan Stearns, assistant professor of history

A paper, “The Bonds of Western Expansion: Family, Trade and Diplomacy in the Early Republic,” the Virginia Forum’s conference “Greater Virginias,” James Madison University.
Awarded the Arthur H. Cole research grant by the Economic History Association for a month of archival research in Seville, Spain.

Awarded the Library Company of Philadelphia’s Program in Early American Economy and Society fellowship to fund a month of research in Philadelphia.

Katherine Turner Katherine Turner, associate professor of English

Attended the Virginia Humanities Conference and moderated a panel on “Children and the Search for Identity,” Roanoke, March 22–24.