Monday, March 7
They Might Be Giants: Fossils, Mythology, and National Identity in Early Modern Europe— In 1613, “monstrous” bones were discovered by stonemasons digging near the castle of Chaumont in France. For years, a pamphlet war raged between those who claimed they belonged to King Teutobochus, the legendary giant, and those who argued they were the remains of one of Hannibal’s elephants. In this Center for the Humanities guest lecture, Anita Guerrini Horning Professor in the Humanities, and History of Science faculty in OSU’s School of History, Philosophy, and Religion, will discuss the historical context of this controversy and the science and politics that fueled similar debates well into the 18th century. 4 p.m., Autzen House, 811 SW Jefferson Avenue.
Wednesday, March 9
The Spring Creek Project, the Anarres Project for Alternative Futures and the Program for Ethics, Science and the Environment co-sponsored a reading and talk by renowned writer and eco-feminist Starhawk. Her talk is titled “Fiction, Trance and Prophecy: Stories to Shape the Future.” 7 p.m., Gilfillan Auditorium.
ArtWorks (CEI) Gallery presents composer and musicologist Dana Reason’s new ethnographic conceptual work “UNhearD” for magnetic tape, paper, ink and plastic. Thursday Feb. 18 – March 11. 408 Monroe St. Suite 110, Corvallis. http://outpost1000.weebly.com/dana-reason–unheard-2000.html.
Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity
Charles Goodrich, director of the Spring Creek Project (SHPR), is co-editor (with Frederick J. Swanson and Nathaniel Brodie) of the new book Forest Under Story: Creative Inquiry in an Old-Growth Forest, which gathers some of the best writings from Long-Term Ecological Reflections, the Spring Creek Project’s writing residency program held at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest.
Assistant Professor of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Qwo Li Driskill recently published a poem, “Ceremony for Reclaiming Language,” in Poetry of Resistance: Voices for Social Justice, edited by Francisco X. Alarcón and Odilia Galván Rodríguez. Tucson: University of Arizona, 2016.
Assistant Professor of Sociology Hilary Boudet recently published the following: “The effect of industry activities on public support for ‘fracking’” on Taylor & Francis Online. It is available at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09644016.2016.1153771.
Nabil Boudraa and Joseph Krause, of the School of Language, Culture and Society have recently edited the following: Maghrebi Artistic and Literary Expressions in the 20th Century. Special Issue, Journal of North African Studies, Volume 21, issue 2, 2016.
Natalie Dollar, Speech Communication, presented a paper titled “Steal Your Face”: Visual Symbols as Conversational Starters among the Unacquainted (February 2016) Paper presented at the annual meeting of the SW Popular Culture Association, Albuquerque, NM.
Assistant Professor of Psychology Chris Wolsko will soon publish the following: Wolsko, C., Ariceaga, H., & Seiden, J. (in press). Red, white, and blue enough to be green: Effects of moral framing on climate change attitudes and conservation behaviors. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. His two coauthors are Oregon State-Cascades alumni.
Emily Carr, director of the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing at Oregon State Cascades, has an upcoming collection of fairy tale poems titled “Whoever has let a minotaur enter them or a sonnet,” with McSweeney’s. Poems from the collection have been published in Tuesday: an Art Project and Witch Craft Magazine. She was recently interviewed at the annual AWP conference: https://www.awpwriter.org/community_calendar/spotlight_view/emily_carr.