Posted on Apr 28, 2000

Megan M. Ferry, Luce Junior
Professor of Chinese, gave a paper, “Feminine Histories: Imagining
the Female Literary Canon in Modern China” at a recent conference
“Contested Modernities: Perspectives on 20th Century Chinese
Literature,” at Columbia University.

Dianne M. McMullen, assistant
professor of music, has received a grant from the Franckesche Stiftungen
in Halle, Germany, for research this summer. She will work at Halle and
Berlin with archival materials related to Johann Anastasius Freylinghausen's
Geistreiches Gesangbuch, considered the most important collection
of Lutheran arias published at the time of Johann Sebastian Bach. Last
fall, she gave a paper in German at a conference held at the University of
Halle. She also spoke on the significance of melodic and harmonic changes
made to particular arias in the first four editions of Freylinghausen's Geistreiches
which was first published in 1704 and enjoyed 19 editions
through the middle of the century. At the same conference, she provided
previously-unpublished music and oversaw the performance of the Halle Boys
Choir in concert.

Brenda Wineapple, Washington
Irving Professor of Modern Literary and Historical Studies, delivered a
talk, “You're an Outlaw Until You're a Classic” at the
Museum of Contemporary Art last fall as part of the Chicago 1Humnaities
Festival's 10th anniversary celebration, “Old and New.” The
title of her talk is taken from Gertrude Stein's essay,
“Composition as Explanation.” Wineapple also delivered a paper,
“Spaced Out Stein,” on Stein's early work, at the CUNY
Graduate Center conference, “Stein in a New Space,” last
December. Her new introduction to Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet
was recently published in the Signet reissue of that novel.