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Dr. Kenneth Pestka II in collaboration with recent Longwood graduate Adam Crews (19) present at the 235th American Astronomical Society Meeting

Dr. Kenneth Pestka II in collaboration with recent Longwood graduate Adam Crews (19) presented an iPoster titled, “Cubic crystal elastic constants of a crystallized white dwarf stellar core,” at the 235th American Astronomical Society Meeting on Monday, January 6th 2020. The project is a continuation of research started several years ago on computational models of crystallized […]

Larissa Tracy publishes Medieval and Early Modern MURDER (June 2018)

Medieval and Early Modern MURDER, edited by Larissa “Kat” Tracy, published by Boydell Press (June 2018). In the medieval period, murder had very specific legal parameters depending on time, culture, geography and legal structures. This volume explores the variety of circumstances associated with murder in the Middle Ages including law, literature, punishments, justifications and prohibitions. […]

Larissa Tracy interviewed for KALA Radio Show and Podcast

Larissa Tracy was recently interviewed for KALA’s “Relevant or Irrelevant” (ROI) Radio program on Torture and Brutality in Medieval Literature. You can listen to the radio broadcast here: https://soundcloud.com/kalaradio/roi-330   Or the full podcast interview here: https://soundcloud.com/kalaradio/roi-330-podcast

Incite Vol. 11 is now on Digital Commons!

Colleagues! I am pleased to announce that Incite, the undergraduate research journal for the Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences, volume 11, is now available on the Library’s Digital Commons. You can access the complete volume and Table of Contents here, as well as download a pdf copy: https://digitalcommons.longwood.edu/incite/2/ We are now taking student submissions for the […]

Larissa “Kat” Tracy publishes paper on kingship and national identity in manuscript studies

Dr. Larissa “Kat” Tracy, Professor of Medieval Literature in the Department of English and Modern Languages, recently published an article titled “Arthur, Richard I, Charlemagne and the Auchinleck Manuscript: Constructing English National Identity in Early Middle English,” in the peer-reviewed journal Early Middle English (EME) 1.1 (2019): 83–89. This piece explores the construction of English kingship in […]

Larissa “Kat” Tracy publishes peer-reviewed article on transvestitism and Chaucer

Larissa “Kat” Tracy, Professor of Medieval Literature in the Department of English and Modern Languages, recently published a peer-reviewed article in the Medieval Feminist Forum, titled “Chaucer’s Pardoner: The Medieval Culture of Cross-Dressing and Problems of Religious Authority.” This article, which argues that Chaucer’s Pardoner can be read as a cross-dressing woman who disguises herself as a […]

Larissa “Kat” Tracy does radio interview on The Work FM

On July 1, 2019, Larissa “Kat” Tracy, Professor of Medieval Literature in the Department of English and Modern Languages, did a live radio/video interview on The Frequency of Hope with Stephanie Clark on Richmond Community Radio The Work 93.9FM. The interview, which lasted two hours, covered a range of topics from medieval and modern treason, […]

Larissa “Kat” Tracy publishes new edited collection on treason

Dr. Larissa “Kat” Tracy, Professor of Medieval Literature in the Department of English and Modern Languages, recently published her eighth book, an edited collection titled Treason: Medieval and Early Modern Adultery, Betrayal, and Shame with academic press Brill. Treason had very specific definitions in the Middle Ages: betrayal of the lord/king or country. But treason manifested in […]

Dr. Alec Hosterman has photo exhibit at VA Holocaust Museum and Richmond NPR Interview

On Friday, August 3rd, Dr. Alec Hosterman’s photo documentary exhibit There’s Just Us opened at the Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond, VA. The exhibit documents his experiences at the 2017 Unite the Right rally held in Charlottesville, VA. The museum kicked off the exhibit on Thursday, August 2 with a special invitation artist’s talk given by […]

Chris Bjornsen presents results of current study of social media use and personality traits.

Chris Bjornsen presented a poster at the May 2018 meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in San Francisco on the results of this year’s study of social media use and personality traits. The study examined the psychometric properties of revised measures of positive social media use, creeping, catfishing, and gossiping/shaming, and a new measure […]