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

November 13, 2013

ralph_cohen Ralph Cohen, professor, Shakespeare and Performance

A paper, “Saucy Lictors will Catch at Us: Boundaries in Antony and Cleopatra,” seminar on “Boundaries,” the Shakespeare Association of America’s meeting, March, Toronto.

Served as a judge for the finals of the English Speaking Union National Shakespeare Competition, Lincoln Center, April, New York.

Guest director, Chesapeake Shakespeare Festival’s production of Antony and Cleopatra (starring Matt Davies as Antony), which ran from June 6 to July 14, Ellicott City, Maryland.

Delivered a lecture, “The Receipt of Learning at the Blackfriars Playhouse,” part of a series, “Shakespeare’s London Theatres,” July, the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Received the Folger Shakespeare Library’s “Shakespeare Steward Award” for contributions to Shakespeare in the American Classroom, October.

Delivered two lectures: “The Actor, the Audience, and the Play,” Chengchi University and Asia University; “How an Early Modern Actor Prepared,” the National Taiwan University and Changhua University, November.

achievement_Mary Baldwin seal Audrey Dillon, adjunct professor of music

Presented a paper, “The Aging Female Voice,” the Music and Lifelong Learning Conference, October 15, Columbia, South Carolina.

achievement_sarajames Sara Nair James, professor of art history

Received an appointment to the American Academy in Rome for the month of March 2013, and also received an appointment as a visiting scholar to Gordon College in Orvieto program for three weeks in early April 2013.

achievement_danielmetraux Daniel Metraux, professor of Asian studies

Edited the fall issue of the online journal Virginia Review of Asian Studies, including reviews of three Indian novels by Rod Owen, an article on women and the media in India by Triveni Mathur, and a research essay by Asian studies major Virginia Pope on dietary concerns of young Japanese and Americans.

achievement_rodowen Roderic Owen, professor of philosophy

Three book reviews published in the latest edition of SE Asian Studies Journal. All three were focused on recent literary works that provide insights and critical reflections on the effects of economic and cultural globalization on emerging forms of contemporary Indian identity.

achievement_paulryan Paul Ryan, professor of art

One new painting is included in the exhibition, “Anarchistic Abstraction: Daydreaming through Form,” the Ridderhof Martin Gallery and the duPont Gallery of the University of Mary Washington, October 24 – December 2, Fredericksburg. Also invited to write the catalog essay for this exhibition.

achievement_jimsconyers Jim Sconyers Jr., associate professor of art

Received a commission from the Virginia chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. His work Aposematic 2 was presented to the outgoing president at an evening ceremony, October 10, Richmond.

achievement_jannasegal Janna Segal, assistant professor of theatre

Co-chaired the Critical Theory Colloquy for the Blackfriars Conference, for which also contributed a paper, “Whom love hath turned almost the wrong side out” (Othello 2.3.49): Transversality in Shakespearean Characters.”