IU East Faculty News and Notes

March 10th, 2010

Humanities and Social Sciences professors publish works
Alisa Clapp-Itnyre
, associate professor of English, will have an article published by the Children’s Literature Association Quarterly. The article, “Nineteenth-Century British Children’s Hymnody: Re-Tuning the History of Childhood with Chords and Verses,” focuses on her research of children’s hymnodies.  Clapp-Itnyre received a New Frontiers in the Arts and Humanities grant for 2010 from Indiana University to research “Nineteenth-Century British Hymns for Children: A Lost Genre of Victorian Childhood.”

Wazir Mohamed, assistant professor of Sociology, published a paper in the fall 2009 issue of American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Journal. “The Second Slavery and the Travails of African Labor: British Guiana in the Age of Abolition and Emancipation,” includes Mohamed’s research on the process or marginalization of the African population of British Guiana following slave abolition and emancipation.

Duane Lundy, assistant professor of psychology, published an article in the Empirical Studies of the Arts Journal. The article “How Important is Beauty to You? The Development of the Desire for Aesthetics Scale,” will be published later this month.

Lundy has received an invitation to present at the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media Symposium. Lundy will present his work at a symposium in Empirical Aesthetics in Utrecht in the Netherlands in July.

Music professor debuts sixth string quartet in Prague
Elliott Miles McKinley, assistant professor of music,  recently returned from Prague where he held the world premiere performance of his sixth string quartet, “String Quartet No. 6,” at the Gallery of the Czech Academy of Music. The piece was commissioned by the Martinu Quartet of Prague. It premiered on February 13.

McKinley also gave a seminar and composition masterclass at the Prague Conservatory of Music.

Professor of world languages and cultures elected to executive office
Julien Simon, assistant professor of world languages and cultures, was elected to serve for the next five years on the executive committee of the Cognitive Approaches to Literature discussion group during the Modern Language Association convention in December.

This MLA discussion group is a five-member committee with one member rotating off each year. At the present time, this group is the only entity representing and federating, in the US and internationally, the activities of scholars working at the confluence of the cognitive sciences and literature.

Dean of nursing presents at conference
Karen Clark, dean of the School of Nursing, presented “Developing a Culturally Competent Graduate” during the 2009 Lilly International Conference on College Teaching: Evidenced-Based Learning and Teaching. The conference was held in November in Oxford, Ohio.

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