• Becky Boling, Stephen R. Lewis, Jr., Professor of Spanish and the Liberal Arts, is one of eight poets to win the Sixth Annual Sidewalk Poetry Contest in Northfield. Her poem, as well as the other winning entries, will be read on KYMN Radio's ArtZany! Show at 9 a.m. on April 15. Later in August there will be a public reading in Bridge Square. Eventually the poem, "squatters we lease," will be imprinted on one of the city sidewalks.

  • Stacy Beckwith, Professor of Hebrew, was the lead organizer of a seminar at the American Comparative Literature Association annual meeting, Harvard University, March 17 through 20. The seminar was titled "Narrating Sepharad Today," and the paper was titled, "Sepharad (Medieval Jewish Spain) through a Levitical Lens."

  • Debora Appleman, Hollis L. Caswell Professor of Educational Studies, just published Teaching Literature to Adolescents with Routledge Press. Her co-authors are Richard Beach, University of Minnesota; Bob Fecho, Teachers College; and Rob Simon, Ontario Institute for the Study of Education (OISE). Professor Appleman also gave an invited talk in March at Teachers College, Columbia University, on how to integrate literary theory into urban secondary classrooms.

  • Raleigh co-authors article on families

    March 28, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Liz Raleigh, Assistant Professor of Sociology, co-authored an article with Rose Kreider titled, "Residential Racial Diversity: Are Transracial Adoptive Families More Like Multiracial or White Families?" in Social Science Quarterly.  

  • Roger Jackson, John W. Nason Professor of Asian Studies and Religion, recently gave a lecture at Maitripa College, Portland, Oregon, entitled "Opening the Great Seal: Mahamudra in the Geluk Tradition." He also conducted a weekend seminar on the same topic at Sravasti Abbey, a Tibetan Buddhist nunnery in Newport, Washington.

  • Hardy publishes essay in online journal

    March 28, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    Rob Hardy, Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics, published the essay "Bee Line: How the Honey Bee Defined the American Frontier" in the online journal Readings. The essay traces the spread of the honey bee, an introduced species, in advance of white settlement, and examines what bee hunting tells us about property rights on the frontier. The essay looks at references to honey bees and bee hunting in 18th- and 19th-century travelers' accounts, as well as in 19th-century stories and novels by Caroline Kirkland, James Fenimore Cooper, and others. Readings is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal that aims to publish scholarship accessible to a general audience. 

  • Scott Carpenter, Professor of French, in collaboration with Andrea Lanoux of Connecticut College published an article in IIE Networker (the publication of the Institute of International Education) called "On the Power and Limits of Faculty-Led Internationalization."

  • Jay Beck, Assistant Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, has published his book Designing Sound: Audiovisual Aesthetics in 1970s American Cinema as part of the “Techniques of the Moving Image” series at Rutgers University Press. The book examines the evolution of sound practices in American cinema during the late 1960s and 1970s, and how sound design was central to the era’s experimentation with new modes of cinematic storytelling. 

  • Knodell awarded two archeology grants

    March 21, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Alex Knodell, Assistant Professor of Classics and Co-Director of Archaeology, has been awarded two grants in support of the Mazi Archaeological Project, which he co-directs with colleagues from Switzerland and Greece. The Loeb Classical Library Foundation and the Institute for Agean Prehistory have provided funds to support mapping, geophysical survey, and aerial thermography at newly discovered and previously known prehistoric, Classical, and Byzantine-period sites in northwest Attica, Greece. Located in the Kithairon mountain range and on the borders of the historical polities of Athens and Thebes, the Mazi Plain was a critical crossroads between the regions of Attica and Boeotia, as well as central and southern Greece. This funding furthers two previous years’ field work; four Carleton students joined the team last year and three to four will participate in summer 2016. For more information, click here.

  • Cherif Keita, William H. Laird Professor of French and the Liberal Arts, had two of his documentary films, "Cemetery Stories" (2009) and "Remembering Nokutela" (2013), shown at a public screening at Pomona College. They were shown in advance of his upcoming residency on History, Musical Performance, and Identity in the Mande World, in collaboration with master kora player, Papa Susso (the Gambia) and master balafon player, Balla Kouyaté (Mali), from March 22 to 25.

  • David Huyck, Web Designer/Developer and 1998 alum, has illustrated his fourth book for children, Manners Are Not For Monkeys. Come celebrate the book's release on Saturday, April 2, at 10:30 a.m. at Content Books in Northfield, or on Saturday, April 2, at 2 p.m. at Red Balloon Bookstore in St. Paul. Refreshments, activities, a reading, and book signing will all be a part of both events, where we will ask, "Are you a good little monkey? Or are you well-behaved?"


  • Flory gives various music lectures

    March 21, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    Andrew Flory, Assistant Professor of Music, has given several public lectures recently. At Reed College, he led a class session and gave a talk called "Motown, Stax, and the Rise of Soul." At the annual meeting of the Society for American Music, he gave a talk called "Recording at Motown."