Rudy Nydegger, professor of psychology, gave an address, “Psychological Aspects of Serious Illness in
Children,” recently at the annual convention of the New York State United
Teachers Health Care Council. He presented a paper on “The Role of the Psychologist in an Acute
Care Hospital Setting” at the annual convention of the New York State
Psychological Association. He also gave a talk, “Grief and Bereavement Issues
in Children and Adolescents,” that was the Dr. Allan Geis
Memorial Lecture at Pediatric Grand Rounds and Albany Medical College.
assistant professor of Spanish, has an article coming out in Dispositio: American Journal of Cultural
Histories and Theories published by the University of Michigan (Vol. 25, No.
52, 2004). The article, “In Search of the Political within and without the
Politics of Theory,” deals with the accomplishments of the Latin American
Subaltern Studies Group in the context of larger geo-political issues related
to the emergence and institutionalization of Subaltern Studies. He also had a
paper accepted for the 2004 Modern Language Association conference in Philadelphia: “Of Marketplaces and Passion Plays: An Inquiry into the Chalco-Amecameca Inquisition Investigation and Nahua-Christian Devotions.” It is part of a panel dealing
with “Public Spectacles and Clandestine Performances in Colonial Latin
William García, associate professor of
Spanish, has published an article, “De
locos y cocolos: identidades híbridas en el teatro de Carlos Canales” in a
special issue of Latin American Theatre Review (Spring 2004) dedicated
to Caribbean theater. The article centers on the
characterization (representation and performance) of hybrid national identities
in five monologues by Puerto Rican dramatist Carlos Canales. Also, he just
returned from a trip to Cuba where he participated in the “Theater in May” Festival
(May 7-16) in Havana and attended a workshop on political cabaret taught by renowned
performers Jesusa Rodriguez and Liliana Felipe at Casa de las Americas.
Junior Professor of Asian Studies and assistant professor of Chinese, has
written an article, “Women's Literary History: Inventing Tradition in Modern
China,” that is to appear in Modern
Language Quarterly (66.3, September, 2005). This article stems from a
book-length manuscript on early 20th-century Chinese women writers.
Cox, assistant professor of visual arts, presented a paper, “The
Intersection of Critical Race Theory and Visual Activism,” at the Cultural
Studies Association's recent Second Annual Conference at Northeastern
University. The paper deals with
the possibilities of visual arts to challenge viewers to contemplate their
racial and gendered consciousness. The paper considers the work of Adrian Piper
and highlights the recent work in Critical Race Theory.