Martin Bidney, professor emeritus of English and Comparative Literature, has published an article, “Bright Blur, Blinding Light, Blank Page: The Epistemically Skeptical Epiphanies of Chekhov,” in Slavic and East European Journal 54.2 (Summer 2010), 272-296. He has also published a cycle of original poems, “Friendship’s Tribute; or, The Briefer Divan: Forty Lyrics for Katharina Mommsen,” in Liber Amicorum Katharina Mommsen: zum 85. Geburtstag (Bonn: Bernstein-Verlag, 2010) 31-77. On Sept. 17, the day prior to the book-launching party for this and other volumes, he played violin in Konzert der Freu(n)de in the Richard-Wagner-Saal of the Hotel Elephant in Weimar, Germany. With Dietrich Brandt, cellist of the State Opera, and Marcos Kopf, Argentinian concert pianist, Bidney performed in three trio movements by Mendelsssohn, Schubert and Haydn.
November 2, 2010