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Q&A: Suzanne Singletary

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Suzanne Singletary received her Ph.D. from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, in 2007. She is Professor in the College of Architecture and the Built Environment, Thomas Jefferson University, where she teaches the history and theory of art, architecture, and photography. Currently she serves as Associate Dean for New Academic Initiatives and Graduate Studies and is Director of the M.S. in Historic Preservation and of the Center for the Preservation of Modernism. Her research interests include interdisciplinary aspects of art, architecture, literature, and music. She has participated in international symposia and been an invited speaker at the National Gallery of Washington, D.C., the National Gallery of London, the Tate Britain, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She has published articles on Eugène Delacroix, French Symbolism, and Francesco Goya and has contributed essays to Impressionist Interiors (National Gallery of Ireland 2008), Perspectives on Manet (Ashgate 2012), and Rival Sisters (Ashgate 2014). Her book James McNeill Whistler and France: A Dialogue in Paint, Poetry, and Music was published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group (2017).

Have you ever had something happen to you professionally that you thought was bad but turned out to be for the best? Getting a critical peer review of a...

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Thursday, May 23, 2019/Author: Christa DiMarco/Number of views (209)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Q&A: Andrea Henderson

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Andrea Henderson is professor of English at the University of California, Irvine. She is the author of Romantic Identities: Varieties of Subjectivity, 1774-1830 (Cambridge University Press, 1996) and Romanticism and the Painful Pleasures of Modern Life (Cambridge University Press, 2008). Her most recent book, Algebraic Art: Mathematical Formalism and Victorian Culture (Oxford University Press, 2018), is a study of formal abstraction in Victorian mathematics and literature.

What was the last experience that made you a stronger scholar-teacher? I recently had a series of student conferences that left me feeling...

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Monday, May 13, 2019/Author: David Agruss/Number of views (239)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Q&A: James E. Dobson

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James E. Dobson teaches at Dartmouth College. He is the author of two books: Modernity and Autobiography in Nineteenth-Century America: Literary Representations of Communication and Transportation Technologies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) and Critical Digital Humanities: The Search for a Methodology (University of Illinois Press, 2019). He is the co-author of a forthcoming creative/critical hybrid book titled Moonbit (punctum books, 2019) and is presently completing a book manuscript on the history of computer vision algorithms and their applications. He has also written essays on several nineteenth-century American authors including Lucy Larcom, Mark Twain, and Ambrose Bierce. 

What story do you always tell your students about the nineteenth century? I’m absolutely fascinated...

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Saturday, April 27, 2019/Author: Christa DiMarco/Number of views (2223)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Q&A: Ani Kokobobo

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Ani Kokobobo received her B.A. from Dartmouth (2005) and Ph.D. from Columbia University (2011). She is currently Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Slavic Department at the University of Kansas as well as editor of the Tolstoy Studies Journal. She has published a monograph, Russian Grotesque Realism: The Great Reforms and Gentry Decline (Ohio State University Press, 2018), as well as two coedited volumes: Russian Writers and the Fin de Siècle—The Twilight of Realism (Cambridge University Press, 2015); and Russia’s Regional Identities: The Power of the Provinces (Routledge, 2018). She has written over 20 academic articles, and her writing for the public has appeared in The Washington Post, Salon.com, The New Republic, Business Insider, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

What are you doing in the nineteenth-century classroom that incorporates Digital Humanities / New Media scholarship? I taught a course on Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace and digital humanities a couple of years ago...

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Saturday, April 13, 2019/Author: David Agruss/Number of views (713)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 3.0
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Q&A: Shana Klein

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Shana Klein is Assistant Professor of Art History at Kent State University. She is trained in the history of American art, with sub-specialties in African-American and Native-American art. Klein holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of New Mexico, where she completed her dissertation—and now book project—The Fruits of Empire: Contextualizing Food in American Art and Culture. Klein has been awarded fellowships for her research at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Henry Luce Foundation, and Huntington Library, among others. She has published research in journals such as American Art and Southern Cultures and has served as Managing Editor of the journal Food, Media, and Culture. Klein’s research interests combine studies of American visual and material culture with food and social justice.


What is your favorite nineteenth-century quotation? A writer for an 1887 catalogue selling chromo-pictures declared...

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Monday, April 01, 2019/Author: Christa DiMarco/Number of views (683)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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