Dr. Michael V. Chiariello and Dr. Leigh A. Simone attended the 23rd annual conference of The Association of Core Texts and Courses in Dallas on April 20-23. The conference was titled "Bridging Divides, Crossing Borders, Community Building: Core Texts, Liberal Arts, College and The Human Voice." Chiariello chaired the session titled “Does Wealth Have Contexts?” He additionally presented a paper titled “Plato’s Cave: Meta-Politics for the Post-Factual Era." Simone chaired the panel “In Programs and Classrooms: Re-invigorating the Core through Considerations of Gender.” Simone also presented her paper “The People Have Spoken: How Will St. Bonaventure’s The Mind’s Journey to God be Re-Configured and Re-Imagined in the New Core?”
Dr. Leslie Sabina, professor of music, has been contracted by Los Angeles studio owner Thomas Appell and L.A. pianist David Kaylor to edit Kaylor's piano arrangements of the music from the hit movie "La La Land" for publication by Music Notes, the world’s largest e-commerce sheet music retailer and publisher. Additionally, Alfred/Belwin Music (Van Nuys, Calif.) recently published Sabina's jazz band arrangement of Stanford University's Jim Nadel's "Jo-Jo Calypso." J.W. Pepper, the world's largest print music distributor, has added Sabina's arrangement to their "Editor's Choice" category. Lastly, Sabina's longtime publisher, Kendor Music (N.Y.), will soon release Sabina's original jazz band arrangement of "O Christmas Tree."
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.
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