Evan A. Gatti, assistant professor of art in the Department of Art & Art History, will participate in the roundtable discussion, "More Than a Medievalist: Teaching the General While Writing the Specific," at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 12-15. The Congress is held annually at the University of Western Michigan in Kalamazoo and attracts over 3,000 scholars in medieval studies.
Four faculty members were honored May 11, 2011, for superior scholarship, teaching, mentoring and service at Elon University’s faculty-staff awards luncheon. Those recognized included Mary Jo Festle, Ann J. Cahill, Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler and Stephen Bailey.
Evan A. Gatti, an assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History, presented "The Bishop's Two Bodies and the Image In-Between" at the Midwest Art History Society's annual conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan on April 15.
It’s a common view among feminists that in today’s society, women are frequently depicted in advertising, art and media as little more than sex “objects” for men. But is that the right description? Ann J. Cahill, a professor of philosophy, doesn’t think so, and her new book Overcoming Objectification: A Carnal Ethics offers an evolved viewpoint for critiquing the portrayal of women in the 21st century.
"Sexually Explicit? Re-Reading Revelation's 144,000 Male Virgins as a Response to Roman Social Discourse" by Lynn Huber, an associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies, was selected for inclusion in The Best of Journal of Men, Masculinities and Spirituality.
Ann J. Cahill, professor and chair in the Department of Philsophy, has published her new book, Overcoming Objectification: A Carnal Ethics. The book has been released by Routledge as part of its Research in Gender and Society series.
For decades, art historians ignored the work of impressionist painters who used their talent to paint scenes of domestic life in 19th century America. A forthcoming book by associate professor Kirstin Ringelberg argues that it’s time for scholars to reexamine these paintings, which depict a more complex story of the time normally seen to show women simply as “decorative” objects.
Political science professor Mileah Kromer, whose specialties include women in politics and government, shared her insights about female candidates in North Carolina in an article published recently by the Burlington (N.C.) Times-News.
President Leo M. Lambert and Bennett College for Women President Julianne Malveaux teamed up for an engaging discussion of issues facing higher education. The event, held April 8 in the Koury Business Center, inaugurated a Fireside Chat series sponsored by the presidents’ offices along with African/African-American studies, Phi Beta Kappa faculty and staff, and women’s and gender studies.