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March 27, 2006

Faculty News


Jan Keessen’s submission has been accepted for presentation at the Tenth Annual Conference of the Illinois Philological Association to be held at DePaul University on April 7-8, 2006.


Rachel Magdalene has signed a contract with Sheffield Phoenix Press to be co-editor of a volume of articles that arises out of a series of panels that Rachel co-organized for the 2004 Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in San Antonio. The volume is tentatively entitled Feminist Hermeneutics, Gender, and Biblical Law and will be published in Sheffield Phoenix’s Amsterdam Studies in Bible and Religion Series. Her co-editor is Athalya Brenner of the University of Amsterdam. Rachel will also contribute to the volume her article, “Rape by Testimony, Murder by Trial: Gender and Abuse of Authority in Susanna’s Story.”


Scott Magelssen's article “Remapping American-ness: Heritage Production and the Staging of the Native American and the African American as Other in ‘Historyland’” will be republished in Cultural Heritage: Critical Concepts in Media and Cultural Studies, a four volume work edited by Laurajane Smith, to be published by Routledge in 2006. The article originally appereared in the journal National Identities in 2002.


Kristy Nabhan-Warren’s book, The Virgin of El Barrio, has been nominated for this year's SSSR Distinguished Book Award.


Jill Seaholm was the main speaker in Minneapolis over the past weekend at The Swedish Genealogical Society Research Day and she spoke about the Swenson Center and its many resources, as well as their journal, the "Swedish American Genealogist." You can go to for more information about the event and her topic.


Bob Tallitsch has been asked to be the keynote speaker at a workshop at Alverno College International and Intercultural Center this coming April. The title of his talk is, "Traditional Chinese Medicine: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow." The AGENTS Workshop is aimed at high school and middle school teachers throughout the state of Wisconsin.


Kim Vivian will speak to the Moline Club on Thursday, March 23, at 7:00 about Johann Wolfgang Goethe’s novel The Sorrows of Young Werther.