Sandro Sticca, professor of French and comparative literature, is the author of a recently published book: From Prehistory to History: Abruzzo and its Cultural Heritage. History, Art, Literature (Rome, Fall, 2013). After considering the millenary origins and development of the Abruzzo region from its pre-historical to historical beginnings proper, the book discusses Abruzzo’s art and literature, both secular and religious, from the Roman period to contemporary times, in a chronological excursus which offers insights into such Abruzzese figures as the Latin writers Ovid and Sallust; religious people as Popes Innocent VII, Celestin V, St. John of Capestrano; humanists such as Quatrario and Barbato of Sulmona, friend of Petrarch and Boccaccio; painters such as Delitio, Cola dell’Amatrice, the Palizzi Brothers, Michetti, Patini, Barbella and Cascella; writers such as Gabriele Rossetti, father of the British artists Dante Gabriele, William and Christina Rossetti, D’Annunzio, Croce, Pomilio, Silone, Manna and Bonanni; historians such as Anton Ludovico Antinori, Massonio , Febonio and Faraglia; and musicians such as Bellini, Tosti, knighted in 1908 by King Edward VII (1841-1910) for his work as professor of music with London’s Royal Academy of Music, and Gaetano Braga, “singing master” at the Court of Queen Victoria (1819-1901). The volume ends with a consideration of famous British writers and painters, such as Edward Lear, Richard Keppel Craven, Estella Canziani and Anne Macdonell, who visited and depicted Abruzzo in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Sandro Sticca| September 27, 2013
Douglas Holmes| September 17, 2013
Douglas Holmes, professor of anthropology, was featured in a column titled “Read their lips’ that was published on the front page of the Aug. 23 issue of the Financial Times. The column referred to an article that is forthcoming in the Cornell International Law Journal titled “Communicative Imperatives in Central Banks.”
Sandra Sanchez-Lopez| September 17, 2013
Sandra Sanchez-Lopez, a doctoral candidate in history, was been awarded an American Association of University Women (AAUW) 2013–14 International Fellowship based on her academic achievement, scholarly promise and demonstrated commitment to women and girls. She will return to her home country of Colombia to become a leader in academia, focusing on women, gender and media from a historical perspective.
Brett Palfreyman| September 4, 2013
History graduate student Brett Palfreyman published an essay on the little-known Boston Draft Riots in the New York Times Disunion blog on July 16. The essay, an important contribution to the public dialogue and historiography of the Civil War, can be found online.
Christian Martin| September 4, 2013
Binghamton University graduate student Christian Martin took third place in the 2013 Corpus Christi Chorale Choral Competition for his choral composition “The Three Ravens.” His piece will be premiered Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Texas A & M University, Corpus Christi, Texas.
Ricardo Larémont| August 26, 2013
Ricardo René Larémont edited “Revolution, Revolt and Reform in North Africa,” published by Routledge in August. The book provides an insider scholars’ account of the 2011 revolts in North Africa. Emad Shahin, Amira Aleya-Sghaier, Youssef Sawani, Azzedine Layachi and Mohamed Darif all contributed chapters. Larémont provided an introduction as well as an analysis of various political transitions that have transpired in the region since 2011. Find details about the book online.