Sabbatical Presentations – Berwick & Congdon

October 2013 Sabbatical Presentations are now scheduled. Please join Rachel Berwick (Professor, Glass) on October 30th 1:15-2:15pm, and Dennis Congdon (Professor, Painting) on October 31st 12:00-12:30pm, in the Tap Room.

Berwick’s presentation, “Blue,” will show her work with materials, deriving from the earth, that possess an inherent geological significance stretching deep into the past and into the present. Her current project derives from the phenomenology of “light scattering,” an optical affect that creates the blue of the sky. Berwick will discuss how her explorations of light scattering have brought her together with migratory song- birds, manifestations of sky and crystal.

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November presentations are also planned, featuring Nicole Merola, Joon Lee,  Lucinda Hitchcock, and Sandy Gourlay.

In “‘a foretaste of those icy climes’: Arctic Ecologies and Climate Change” Nicole M. Merola (Associate Professor, Literary Arts & Studies) will show images from her recent research trip to the Norwegian Arctic and will discuss her current scholarship on climate change, dark ecologies, and the Anthropocene.
Wednesday, November 6
12:00 – 12:30 pm

Joon Lee’s (Assistant Professor, Literary Arts + Studies) “Sugar Puke” will present “a year of living like an object and writing like a girl.”
Wednesday, November 6
12:30 – 1:00 pm

Lucinda Hitchcock (Professor, Graphic Design) will present her work “Books, Berlin and Obama.”
Thursday, November 7
12:00 – 12:30 pm

Sandy Gourlay (Professor, Literary Arts + Studies) will present his research using a digital microscope to study William Blake’s  earliest retrographic signatures, which were executed in drypoint, and how he then learned how to write these letters with a pointed tool, which revealed that Blake used much the same strokes to form the most of the resist-written letters in the texts of his famous books .
Thursday, November 7
12:30 – 1:00 pm

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