Spring 2017 Highlights

podcasts

Communications Specialist M. Clay and Coordinator for Faculty Programs Philip Hollingsworth share highlights from their favorite podcasts.



Morgan Pitelka, Associate Professor Asian Studies

Morgan Pitelka

Morgan Pitelka’s parents had a big influence in his scholarship. his father was a potter so he became interested in He discusses his love of Japanese film, particularly, the work of Hidden Fortress was the inspiration for Star Wars.  



Beverly Taylor, Professor of English

Beverly Taylor, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Beverly Taylor discusses her road to her life of research on poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. “Feminist scholars in the 1960s and 1970s uncovered the feminist and abolitionist politics in Barrett Browning’s poetry. Taylor also talks about how the book To Kill a Mockingbird served as a lesson on teaching in Mississippi in 1969.



Molly Worthen, Assistant Professor of History

Before becoming an academic, Molly Worthen worked as a journalist. She brings this sensibility to her work as a scholar. She also writes a regular column for the New York Times Opinion Section. She describes her work in exploring Christianity in the United States.



Lien Truong, Assistant Professor of Art

Lien Truong, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Faculty Fellow Lien Truong is a dedicated, renowned artist. She discusses how she was drawn to art as a teen. “It became an outlet for working out issues in the world.” She scoped out the faculty at Carolina before deciding to become a faculty member here. “One of the draws for me at the UNC’ art department, was I looked at the faculty and I really appreciated the work that they were making… work that really examin … Continued



Gabriel Trop, Associate Professor, German Studies

Gabriel Trop, Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Gabriel Trop discusses how philosophy and literature led him to the scholarship of German aesthetics, especially the one professor who inspired and challenged him. He branched out to study the Classics to better understand German poets and philosophers, such as Hölderlin, Novalis, Brockes, Hagedorn, and Gleim. During his Faculty Fellowship he works on a project exploring attraction and indifference.



Tanya Shields, Associate Professor, Women’s and Gender Studies

Tanya Shields Institute for the Arts and Humanities

Tanya Shields is an Academic Leadership Program Fellow and director of undergraduate studies in her department. She discusses her latest work as dramaturge for the production of Plantation Remix at Houston-based Progress Theater. “The trauma and violence that people tour and enjoy, they want to disrupt that.” She is “helping build the context for the structure of the play as an advisor to the playwright. I am also le … Continued



Terry Rhodes, Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Fine Arts and Humanities

Terry Rhodes

Terry Rhodes oversees all departments and programs in the divisions of fine arts and humanities, and assists in the recruitment, development, and retention of faculty in those divisions. Especially known for her work in contemporary music, she has served on the music faculty since 1987 as UNC Opera Director and a member of the voice faculty, and as departmental chair from 2009–2012. She discusses how music played an … Continued



Leon Botstein, Bard College President, 2017 Reckford Lecturer

Leon Botstein

American Symphony Orchestra Conductor and Bard College President Leon Botstein delivered the 23rd annual Mary Stevens Reckford Lecture in European Studies entitled, “Sounding Forms: What Music and Its Practice Reveals Abotu Modern European History.”



Jane Brown and Pat Pukkila, Retired Faculty Program Co-Facilitators

Old Well

Jane Brown, is Professor Emerita in the School of Media and Journalism, former Chair of the Faculty, a Faculty Fellow and part of the inaugural Academic Leadership Program cohort and also Academic Leadership Program facilitator. Pat Pukkila is Professor Emerita in the Biology Department and founding director of the Office for Undergraduate Research. They discuss how the pilot Retired Faculty Program has taken off in … Continued



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