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CLA This Week — 4/1/19


Monday, April 1

Stone Award Lecture with Colson Whitehead — The Stone Award for Literary Achievement honors a major American author who has created a body of critically acclaimed literary work and has been—in the tradition of creative writing at OSU—a dedicated mentor to succeeding generations of young writers. 2019’s recipient is Pulitzer Prize winner Colson Whitehead, author of “The Underground Railroad.” 7:30 p.m., The LaSells Stewart Center. Visit: http://bit.ly/stoneawardwhitehead.

Upcoming Events

2019 Ideas Matter Series on the Philosophy of Food: What Should We Do About Our Food? — Lecture by Dr. David M. Kaplan. Kaplan will discuss ethical consumerism, food justice, and the politics of disgust. Dr. Kaplan is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Texas. He is author of “Food Philosophy” (2019), editor of the “Encyclopedia of Food” and “Agricultural Ethics” (2014), and several articles on fake, processed, artificial, and junk foods. He also runs the Philosophy of Food Project at UNT, which disseminates information about the philosophical dimensions of food, agriculture, eating, and animals: www.food.unt.edu. Free and open to the public. Monday, April 8, 6 p.m., Milam Hall, Room 319. 

Green Legacy Hiroshima Peace Tree — Join Corvallis Mayor for Peace Biff Traber to plant a Green Legacy Hiroshima Peace Tree, grown from a tree that survived the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. The Peace Tree will be dedicated to Oregon Hiroshima survivor Dr. Hideko Tamura Snider. The ceremony will be followed by refreshments and a facilitated discussion about nuclear weapons. Thursday, April 11, 4 p.m. Asian & Pacific Cultural Center.

Current Research, Publications and Creative Activity

Professor of English Evan Gottlieb has recently published the following book chapters:

  • “Jouissance, Obscene Undersides, and Utopian/ Dystopian Formations in Sarah Scott’s Millenium Hall and Mary Shelley’s The Last Man.” In “Lacan and Romanticism,” eds. Daniela Garofalo and David Siegler. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2019. pp. 157-176.
  • “Of Meillassoux’s Contingencies and Scott’s Plots: Rethinking Probability in a World of Unreason.” In “Romanticism and Speculative Realism”, eds. Anne McCarthy and Chris Washington. New York and London: Bloomsbury, 2019. pp. 21-36.

Assistant Professor of New Media Communications and Speech Communication Joshua Reeves was invited to give a lecture to the University of Nevada at Las Vegas’s “Mediating Pathogens: Ad/Dressing Civic Wounds” Symposium on March 15.

Dr. Nicole von Germeten, director of the School of History, Philosophy, and Religion and professor of history, recorded 25 podcasts this term done by the undergraduate students in HST/REL 353: Slavery in the Americas. The students also chose the artwork. The podcast is available to download on Itunes and Libsyn, entitled “The Historian.” Link to blog and podcast.

Philosophy Assistant Professor, Dr. Stephanie Jenkins, was featured in an article in “Live for Live Music” about the first-ever Phish Studies Conference that will take place May 17–19 at Oregon State University.

David Kerr, from the School of Psychological Science, co-authored a paper with colleagues Harold Bae and Andrew Koval in the College of Public Health and Human Sciences entitled “Perceived prevalence of peer marijuana use: Changes among college students before and after Oregon recreational marijuana legalization.” The work was funded in part by grants from the John C. Erkkila, M.D. Endowment for Health and Human Performance and the Medical Research Foundation of Oregon. The paper will appear in “The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse” later this year.

Nabil Boudraa, SLCS, recently presented the following: “Les représentations françaises et algériennes (francophones) de deux héros numides (Jugurtha et Syphax) dans la littérature et le cinéma.”  Icônes & Idoles. A Conference in Francophone Studies, University of Louisiana at Lafayette – March 22-23, 2019. 

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