February 2010

Faculty Accomplishments

Catherine Burroughs, Professor of English. Professor Burroughs’s review of two books recently appeared in "European Romantic Review". The citation is as follows: "Rev. of Revolutionary Acts: Theater, Democracy, and the French Revolution. By Susan Maslan. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005, and Staging Governance: Theatrical Imperialism in London, 1770-1800. By Daniel O'Quinn. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005. European Romantic Review. 20.5 (2009): 742-749."

Professor Burroughs also has an essay in a volume announced by Ashgate for this spring. Called "Women's Romantic Theatre and Drama: History, Agency, and Performativity," the volume is edited by Lilla Maria Crisafulli and Keir Elam--both of the University of Bologna. Catherine's essay appears in the second section, "Dramaturgical and Cultural Processes" and is titled: "The Erotics of Home: Staging Sexual Fantasy in British Women's Drama." This book, according to a recent critic, "assembles the best scholars from Italy, North America, and the United Kingdom into a single volume. Here is exhaustive coverage of romantic women writers' contribution to the period's theater and drama, from treatments of major writers like Elizabeth Inchbald and Joanna Baillie to essays on Scottish women's writing, translation, censorship, religion and science, and dramatic theory. Romantic theater is evidently alive and well - thanks to time well spent in Italy" (Michael Gamer, University of Pennsylvania.)


Tracy Brandenburg, Visiting Assistant Professor of Spanish, has a recent publication in a collection on indigenous rhetorics: Rhetorics of the Americas: 3114 BCE to 2012 CE. Eds. Damián Baca and Victor Villanueva. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. Professor Brandenburg contributed the chapter "In Search of the Invisible World: Uncovering Mesoamerican Rhetoric in Contemporary Mexico."


Dandan Chen, Visiting Assistant Professor of History, presented a paper entitled Discovery of the ‘Rural:’ Urban Intellectuals and the Rural Question in 1920-1930 China" and organized a panel entitled "Whither China: Intellectual Discourses on the Problems of the Urban and the Rural in 1910s-1940s China at the 124th Annual Meeting of American Historical Association, San Diego, CA, January 7-10, 2010.

co-organizer of a panel entitled "The Search for Cosmopolitanism in East Asia; Villanova University, Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2009).

Professor Chen presented a paper entitled "Revolution, Expression, and the Politics of Romantics: Nan She Literati’ s Imagination of Women in the late Qing and Early Republican China (1909-1923)" and organized a panel entitled "Tradition Dissolves, Tradition Lingers: Gender Subjectivities in Modern Chinese History and Literature" at the 2009 New England Conference of the Association for Asian Studies, Brown University, October 3, 2009.

Professor Chen published a paper entitled "Dialectics between City and Country: From Eileen Chang to Wang Anyi" (in Chinese) in Xiandai zhongwen xuekan (Journal of Modern Chinese Literature Studies), No.2, 2009.


David Dannenfelser, Lecturer in English. The Anthology, Plays and Playwrights for the New Millennium, originally published in 2000, will be reissued as an eBook in February. Professor Dannenfelser's play, "When Words Fail..." is featured in the anthology. Professor Dannenfelser recently recorded a podcast with Martin Denton of nytheatre.com, the editor and publisher of the anthology. He mentions Wells during the course of the interview.

Also, Professor Dannenfelser will direct his short play, "Jack and Jill in Christmastown" for the Short Play Lab on February 26th and 27, at the Where Eagles Dare Theatre, in NYC.


Beatrice Farnsworth, Professor of History, Herbert J. Charles and Florence Charles Faegre Professor of International Relations. Professor Farnsworth's article: "Conversing with Stalin, Surviving the Terror: The Diaries of Aleksandra Kollontai and the Internal Life of Politics," has been accepted for publication by the Slavic Review, the flagship journal for Russian studies. Professor Farnsworth is currently serving as outside reviewer for the History Department at Hamilton College in regard to a promotion to Full Professor.


William Ganis, Assistant Professor of Art History, wrote an  article "Model Behavior" regarding a transitional moment, and tensions between abstraction and figuration in the work of Michael Rees which was published in the Vol. LVIII No. 4, Winter 2009 edition of Sculpture Review.
Dr. Ganis was elected to the Board of Directors for the Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center in Auburn, NY.
In a moment of civic pride, Professor Ganis reworked the Town of Scipio website, enhancing it with new graphics, photographs, navigation, informational hierarchies and analytic software. This site may be accessed at: http://www.co.cayuga.ny.us/scipio/.


Erin Hunter, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, was a guest lecturer on the topic of stigma toward psychological disorders in the Psychology Department at the University of Utah. Professor Hunter also submitted an article entitled, "Parent socialization of adolescent emotion: The moderating role of adolescent depressive status" to the Journal of Youth and Adolescence for review.


Anne Lundquist, Dean of Students, served as faculty for the Association of College and University Housing Officers International (ACUHO-i) Chief Housing Officers Institute in Orlando, Florida in January. Dean Lundquist co-presented on legal liability issues and risk management with Tom Scheuermann from Oregon State University. 


Vic Muñoz, Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies

  • Presented the paper, Pedagogy to Remember: Ethics and Teaching While Standing on Stolen Lands at the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia Conference. December 3 – 6, 2009 East West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. The conference theme this year was: Dialogue and Difference.
  • Participated in Ho’okulaiwi's 2009 International Hui on Indigenous Research and Systemic Change, December 7 – 9, 2009. Wai’anae, Oahu, Hawaii.
  • Completed the course 490.03 Law, "Violence Against Native Women" taught by Sarah Deer, J.D. UCLA Extension Online.
  • Attended the Central New York Community Foundation, Inc. grant writing orientation for the newly created Cayuga Community Fund on January 20, Springside Inn, Auburn, New York.


Laura Purdy, Professor Philosophy published an essay entitled "No Gods, Please," in a collection entitled Voices of Disbelief, edited by Udo Schuklenk and Russell Blackford, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009).


Daniel Renfrow, Assistant Professor of Sociology, published a column, "The Neapolitan Mastiff and The Media," in the AKC Gazette. Professor Renfrow discusses how media depictions of the breed have been detrimental to mastini worldwide.


Muin Uddin, Professor of Economics and Management, was a participant at "A Symposium for College Professors: The Federal Reserve in the 21st Century" held at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in New York City, January 12-14, 2010.