|David Ehrlich (Film & TV Studies) has a new animated short, Line Dance, which will have its international premiere at the Zagreb Animation Festival (Croatia) in June before going on to the Trebon Animation Festival (Czech Republic) and the Annecy Animation Festival (France). In August, Ehrlich will have an exhibition of his films, clay paintings, and sculpture at the Hiroshima Animation Festival in Japan.|
Cecelia Gaposchkin (History) has a book, The Making of Saint Louis: Kingship, Sanctity, and Crusade in the Late Middle Ages, scheduled for June release by the Cornell University Press. Gaposchkin has also had an article come out in the, “Louis IX, Crusade, and the Promise of Joshua in the Holy Land.”
In April, she gave a talk entitled “Questioning the Capetians” at the Society for French Historical Studies Society, and she will speak in Geneva this summer as an invited speaker, giving the paper “Thinking about kingship in preaching about Saint Louis of France” at the Sixteenth International Colloquium of the Medieval Sermons Studies Society. Finally, Gaposchkin is writing a paper with John Zaleski, a student whom she first taught in a First-year Seminar. They will present the paper, “Framing Louis IX as a saint in the sermons of Bertrand of Tours, OFM,” at the 43rd International Congress of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Barbara Kreiger (Writing and Rhetoric Program, English, MALS) spent much of this spring at the University of Rome as a visiting professor. Kreiger had a Fulbright at the University of Rome three years ago to teach nonfiction creative writing to graduate students.
Since then, the university has invited her back every other year as a visiting professor to teach as a guest lecturer and to work with a colleague there.
Kreiger is the author of The Dead Sea: Myth, History and Politics and Divine Expectations: An American Woman in Nineteenth-Century Palestine. She has also written the introductions for reissues of travel classics by Freya Stark (Baghdad Sketches) and Alexander Kinglake (Eothen).
Wendy Piper (Writing and Rhetoric Program) attended a conference entitled “The Stories of Flannery and Faulkner,” where she delivered a paper, “Originial Sin and the Origin of Art: Mystery and Meaning in Faulkner and O’Connor.” Though Piper says that the scholarly sessions were terrific, the highlight for her was being asked to join O’Connor’s 83-year-old cousin at the O’Connor mansion for a glass of sherry and to further discuss Piper’s work.
Ellen Rockmore and Jenn Sargent (Writing and Rhetoric Program), who both use the book The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron in their Writing 5 classes, have invited John Hueston ’86, the lead prosecutor in the government’s case against Jeffrey Skilling and Kenneth Lay, to address their students.