July 4, 2020

Powers Publishes Article on Animal Studies, Secularization Theory and Contemporary Québécois Literature

Professor of French Scott Powers

Professor of French Scott Powers

Professor of French Scott Powers’ essay, published in June 2020 in the journal Québec Studies, and entitled “Secularity, the Animal Other, and the ‘Fragilized’ Text in the works of Jean-François Beauchemin,” draws on secularization theory and animal studies to examine the works of Jean-François Beauchemin as unresolved negotiations between the religious and the secular.

Powers Becomes President of the Association for Canadian and Quebecois Literatures

Professor of French Scott Powers

Professor of French Scott Powers

In June 2019, Professor of French Scott Powers assumed the presidency of the Association for Canadian and Quebecois Literatures. After completing a two-year term as Francophone Vice-President, Powers will lead the executive committee in all affairs related to the ALCQ for the next two years, including the organization of its annual conference and the awarding of the annual literary award, the Prix Gabrielle Roy.

Powers Presents Research at the University of British Columbia

Professor of French Scott Powers

Professor of French Scott Powers

Professor of French Scott Powers presented his current research on the role of animals in contemporary feminist Quebecois fiction at the annual conference of the ACQL: The Association for Canadian and Quebecois Literatures. The title of his paper was “L’éco-poétique d’Audrée Wilhelmy: le devenir-animal de la femme dans Le corps des bêtes.”

Hansen-Glucklich Shares Expertise on With Good Reason

Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich

Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich

Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Jennifer Hansen-Glucklich will share her expertise on separate with listeners across the country on the  With Good Reason radio program. Hansen-Glucklich, who studies how museums in the U.S., Berlin and Jerusalem portray the Holocaust, will be featured on Finding Marginalized Jewish Voices in Selma, Alabama, March 23 to 29.

Hansen-Glucklich relates to WGR listeners the results of her extensive reviews of three Holocaust museums – Israel’s Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, Germany’s Jewish Museum in Berlin and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington, D.C. Her book, Holocaust Memory Reframed: Museums and the Challenges of Representation, chronicles her observations of the architecture and exhibits of each, and how they communicate the Holocaust narrative within specific cultural contexts.

“How does a nation deal with its own crimes? How does it represent itself as a perpetrator?” Hansen-Glucklich asks on the show. Often, she explains, museums across Germany and Austria do so by telling the story of the Holocaust from the victims’ point of view. “This is very important to give them back their voice,” she said.

Hansen-Glucklich holds a Ph.D. in Germanic languages and literatures from the University of Virginia. She has been a visiting professor at the Universität Wien and the Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, and held fellowships at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the USHMM and with the German Academic Exchange Service. She is currently working on a book about German Jewish immigrants to Israel in the 1930s.

With Good Reason airs Sundays at 2 p.m. in Fredericksburg on Radio IQ 88.3 Digital. A complete list of broadcast times and audio files of the full programs (posted the week of the show) can be found online at www.withgoodreasonradio.org. Produced by Virginia Humanities for the Virginia Higher Education Broadcasting Consortium, With Good Reason airs on 100 stations in 33 states.  Read more.

Causarano Receives Online Teaching Award

Penny Causarano

Penny Causarano, adjunct professor of Chinese

Penny Causarano, adjunct professor of Chinese, has received an award for excellence in online language teaching. The recognition was one of two annual awards given by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Distance Learning Special Interest Group (ACTFL DL SIG) in conjunction with the Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO), an organization devoted to research and development of technology. In addition to teaching Chinese at UMW, Causarano is a curriculum resource teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools.

For more about the award, visit ACTFL newsletter and CALICO.

 

 

 

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