Faculty Notes

Peter Erickson: Publishes "'Othello's Back': Othello as Mock Tragedy in Rita Dove's Sonata Mulattica"

Posted Oct. 31, 2011: Peter Erickson, visiting professor of humaniities, has published “‘Othello’s Back’: Othello as Mock Tragedy in Rita Dove’s Sonata Mulattica” in the fall 2011 issue of JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory. The article shows how, in her latest volume of poetry, Dove rescues her main character–black violinist George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower (1780-1860)–from more »

Sarah Hammerschlag: The Figural Jew

Posted Oct. 26, 2011: Sarah Hammerschlag’s book, The Figural Jew, is a finalist for the 2011 American Academy of Religion’s Best first Book in the History of Religions Prize.

Steven Miller: Recent paper, "The lowest eigenvalue of Jacobi random matrix ensembles and Painleve VI"

Posted Oct. 25, 2011: Steven Miller, assistant professor of mathematics, had a recent paper “The lowest eigenvalue of Jacobi random matrix ensembles and Painleve VI” selected to be part of the Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical Highlights of 2010 Collection. This paper is joint with Eduardo Duenez, Duc Khiem Huynh (who as a more »