Dr. Daniel L. Tate, professor of philosophy, recently published an article titled “Hermeneutics and Poetics: Gadamer on the Poetic Word” in Estetyka i Krytyka/The Polish Journal of Aesthetics, 43/4 (2016), 157-187. The article, which appears in a special edition devoted to hermeneutics and art, argues that a poetics can be drawn from the interpretations of modern German poetry found in the work of 20th century German philosopher Hans Georg Gadamer.
Despite Gadamer’s sustained engagement with poetry throughout his career, his contribution to a philosophical poetics has been largely overlooked. This article argues that such a poetics can be drawn from Gadamer’s interpretations of modern German poetry, one which is attuned to the poetic word as a privileged site where language as an event of truth (unconcealment) comes to language. The article further outlines the salient features of a hermeneutic poetics by highlighting, elaborating, and integrating the basic traits of the poetic word that emerge from Gadamer’s work.
Dr. Jeffrey A. White, professor of classical languages, delivered a paper, by invitation, on March 30 at the Renaissance Society of America’s annual meeting in Chicago. The paper was titled “Geography as Culture: Biondo Flavio and Leandro Alberti.” White, who has been teaching Latin and Greek at St. Bonaventure since 1976 and is a past president of the university chapter of the American Association of University Professors, will retire at the end of August.
Dr. Carl J. Case, professor of business information systems, and Darwin L. King, professor of accounting, earned a Best Paper Award from the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences for their paper titled "Internet Trolling in Social Networking Sites: A Preliminary Investigation of Undergraduate Student Victimization." The paper was also accepted to be published in the American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences Journal.
Erik Seastedt, director of human resources, was recently selected to join the Eastern Region Board of Directors for the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR). CUPA-HR is the higher education HR organization, representing over 23,000 members and over 1,900 higher education institutions in the U.S. and globally. CUPA's Eastern Region encompasses 12 Northeastern states as well as eastern Canada, and serves approximately 4,600 members. Seastedt's three-year term will begin this summer.
Dr. Pauline Hoffmann, dean of the School of Communication, spoke at the Young Nonprofit Professionals (YNPN) conference in Buffalo, N.Y. on Friday, March 24. Her speech was titled "So you have a crisis, now what?" She addressed common things organizations, particularly nonprofits, may do when faced with a crisis, including how to use and monitor social media.
Dr. Benjamin Gross, assistant professor of sociology, will have portions of his book review for "The Myth of Individualism," by Peter Callero, published on the back cover of the new (3rd) edition, which will be released this summer.
St. Bonaventure is proud to be co-hosting this year's Individualized Major Conference in Rochester, N.Y. on March 30-31. To learn more or register for the event, visit impnetwork.wordpress.com/imp-conference/.
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