Library & Information Technology and the Provost’s Office is sponsoring a Faculty Scholarship Reception on Monday, April 13, 2015, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., in the Bertrand Library’s Traditional Reading Room. This reception recognizes Bucknell faculty members who have published journal articles, exhibits, performances, films, and other works in 2014-2015.

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April 22nd, 2015

To Suffer to Wait: Reading Trauma in Two Poems – Harold Schweizer

“A man may rot even here,” says Gloucester toward the end of King Lear. But his son Edgar responds, “Men must endure their going hence, even as their coming hither: Ripeness is all.” These final three words, “Ripeness is all,” have been troped in many poems, including C. K. Williams’s experimental sonnet “It Is This Way with Men.” In that poem, which appeared in 1969, at the height of the Vietnam War, the earth can only “ripen and ripen,” and thus men (and I gender my language intentionally) can never attain the “all” of ripeness that would round out their […]

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April 8th, 2015

Revolutionizing Cultural Pluralism: The Political Odyssey of Louis Adamic, 1932-1951 – John Enyeart

Between May and September 1949, Nevada’s ardent anti Communist Democratic senator Patrick A. McCarran chaired a subcommittee created to expose Soviet sympathizers within American ethnic communities. They targeted Slovene immigrant and best-selling author Louis Adamic because of his continued support for Yugoslav Communist guerrilla fighter and eventual dictator Josip Broz Tito. Over the previous two decades, Adamic had gained widespread acclaim for arguing that capitalist greed fomented working-class acts of sabotage, challenging Anglo-Saxon hegemony, and detailing the tyranny of the Serbian monarchy in Yugoslavia. By the time of his death in 1951—which his local New Jersey coroner ruled a suicide, […]

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April 8th, 2015

Arabic Cultural Heritage in Nineteenth-Century Spain in Vasily Botkin’s Letters about Spain: Exoticism as an Aesthetic of Diversity – Slava Yastremski

In the present paper I argue that an interpretation of Spanish culture and national character presented in Vasily Botkin’s Letters about Spain offers an alternative to the Orientalist picture of Spain in writings of his West European contemporaries. Botkin’s interpretation comes close to the notion of Exoticism as Diversity developed 80 years later by a French cultural theorist, Victor Segalen. Traveling through an unknown space always involves an encounter with the Other who is translated into the cultural idioms of the home country. Botkin sets out on his Spanish journey in search of the romanticized “ideal of Spain” but this […]

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April 8th, 2015

Integrating GIS and AHP to Prioritize Transportation Infrastructure Using Sustainability Metrics – Michelle Beiler

As the risk of climate change continues, the need for transportation adaptation planning increases. Decisions regarding development (or redevelopment) of transportation systems, specifically transit facilities, have an essential role in the future of public mobility. Therefore, formalizing the project prioritization process using geographic information systems (GIS), sustainability metrics, and decision analysis techniques is needed. This research aims to identify sustainability metrics that address environmental, economic, and societal factors of transportation projects (rail or bus networks) using an integrative GIS and AHP (analytic hierarchy process) approach. Sustainability metrics are identified as factors based on their relevance to transit systems and their […]

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April 8th, 2015

Effects of Calcification Modulus and Geometry on Stress in Models of Calcified Atherosclerotic Plaque – Christine Buffinton

Large calcifications often develop in advanced atherosclerotic plaques. Prior computational studies showed these macrocalcifications to stabilize arterial wall stress with calcification moduli (Ecalc) of 2.5 MPa. However, recent nanoindentation studies measured Ecalc as 10-25 GPa, suggesting underestimation by up to 104 in previous models. This study investigated the effects of Ecalc and calcification geometry on stress in models of atherosclerotic plaque, with the modifying factor of fibrous component constitutive relation. Stress was calculated in idealized plane-strain finite element models of pressurized coronary arteries containing calcified lesions. Lesions were modeled as arc-shaped, circular, and elliptical regions with varying lumen separation, length, […]

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April 7th, 2015

Caribbean Literary Discourses on the Polyvalence of Masculinity – Linden Lewis

Though it has taken the academic community in the Caribbean, particularly those in the social sciences and the humanities, some time to begin to address the issues of masculinity and sexuality systematically, the creative writers of the region have long demonstrated abundant leadership in this regard. One should not interpret this claim to mean that men have not been talked about in the scholarly literature of the Caribbean, but a systematic and ongoing analysis of the way society shapes the construction of masculinity, as a gen­ dered identity, had to await a different type of discursive practice that emerged in […]

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April 7th, 2015

Looking Back and Moving Forward – Reflections on Latin American and Caribbean Studies: Interview with Bridget Brereton – Linden Lewis

Professor Bridget Brereton (BB) has kindly consented to the following interview conducted by Linden Lewis (LL) and Anton Allahar (AA). Our questions cover both contemporary and historical issues and some call for more general answers while others are more specific. In what follows, Professor Brereton is candid and comprehensive.   Lewis, Linden and Allahar, Anton. “Looking Back and Moving Forward – Reflections on Latin American and Caribbean Studies: Interview with Bridget Brereton.” The Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies 39, no. 3 (2014): 445-454.

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April 7th, 2015

The Iconoclasm of Oliver Cromwell Cox and the Critique of White Supremacy – Linden Lewis

Oliver Cox was a towering, radical, historical, and economic sociologist. He dared to criticize Robert Park, the doyen of race relations in the American academy of his day, at a time when it was not politic to do so. He was unfazed by the unpopularity of Marxism, claiming a commitment to socialism and a radical orientation at the height of the McCarthy purges of radical intellectuals and communists. These acts of intellectual defiance placed Cox firmly on the margins of American sociology and sealed his fate in the academy as an outsider. The marginalization of Cox was not simply confined […]

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April 7th, 2015

Situating Oliver Cromwell Cox (1901-1974) – Linden Lewis

The volume does not attempt to establish a hagiography of Oliver Cox. There are certain aspects of his work that we find very impressive and still relevant today, but there are contradictions here that cannot be ignored and we make no attempt to dissimulate these lapses. Moreover, there are controversies surrounding Cox’s use of Marxist categories, and whether or not he should be so labeled. There are some who define Cox as functionalist and linear in his thinking. These are issues which we have deliberately left unresolved in the interest of plurality of perspectives on Cox as the subject of […]

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April 7th, 2015

The Contradictions of Radical Liberalism – Linden Lewis

Special edition of Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies/Revue canadienne des études latino-américaines et caraïbes Lewis, Linden and Allahar, Anton (eds.). “The Contradictions of Radical Liberalism.” The Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies 39, no. 3 (2014).

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