USC Upstate Faculty Focus

Rachel Snow’s Scholarly Pursuits

May 17, 2011 at 9:25 am

Snow, R. “Message Received: Text on Real-Photo Postcards 1900-1930,” Presented at the South Eastern College Art Conference, Savannah, GA, 2011.

Snow, R. Book review of Luc Sante’s Folk Photography: The American Real-Photo Postcard 1905-1930 and Jeff Rosenheim’s Walker Evans and the Picture Postcard in caa.reviews.

Damato, S., and Snow, R. “Henry Ossawa Tanner,” Presented at the Seventh Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium, Spartanburg, SC, April 2011.

Richardson, K., and Snow, R. “Renee Stout: Connecting Reality and Ritual,” Presented at the Seventh Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium, Spartanburg, SC, April 2011.

Shockey, H., and Snow, R. “Portrait as Process: Andy Warhol’s Polaroid to Silkscreen Method,” Presented at the Seventh Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium, Spartanburg, SC, April 2011.

Nodine, J. A., and Snow, R. 2011 Southeastern College Art Conference Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Historical Materials for their work on the catalogue “Andy Warhol: The Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Project,” November 2011.

Snow, R. “Correspondence Here: Real Photo Postcards and the Snapshot Aesthetic,” Ephemeral Histories of Modernity: A Postcard Anthology, Penn State University Press.

Snow, R. “Postcards: New Research and Reflections,” Conference Presentation sponsored by the Humanities Initiative at New York University, October 12, 2010.

Snow, R. “Andy Warhol’s Photographs In and Out of the Still Life Tradition,” Andy Warhol: The Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Project, October 2010.

Snow, R. “Stereo Propaganda: Deconstructing Stereotypes, Reconstructing Identities,” Curation of an exhibition of Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier’s Art, Hub-Bub Gallery, South Carolina.

Snow, R. “Photographic Erasure,” Presented at the Southeastern College Art Conference.

Desiree Rowe’s Scholarly Pursuits

May 17, 2011 at 9:20 am

Rowe, D.D., and Chavéz, K.R. “Valerie Solanas and the queer performativity of madness,” Cultural Studies <-> Critical Methodologies, 11(3), April 2011.

Rowe, D.D. “I should have done target practice,” Valerie Solanas and performative writing, Qualitative Inquiry, 17(2), 1-4, February 2011.

Rowe, D.D. “Voices from Beyond (the Forum): Scholarly Engagement and Where are We Now?,” Roundtable discussion at the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.

Rowe, D.D. “Voicing the Digital Humanities: A Brainstorm,” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA, November 2011.

Rowe, D. D. “Difficult Dialogues in Communication: Publishing Communication Research in a Digital Age,” Roundtable discussion at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA, November 2011.

Rowe, D. D. 2011 Ellis-Bochner Autoethnography and Personal Narrative Research Award, Presented by the National Communication Association in recognition of outstanding autoethnographic writing.

Myers, W. B., and Rowe, D. “Activist Impulses in Qualitative Inquiries: Podcasting,” Presented at the International Qualitative Inquiry Congress, May 2011.

Rowe, D.D. and Chavéz, K.R. “Valerie Solanas and a queer performativity of madness,” Top non-student paper in the Critical/Culture Studies Division, Presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA, 2010.

Rowe, D.D. “Performing on a dime,” Performance presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association.

Rowe, D.D. “Articulation as method, agency as feminist: Future directions of articulation theory,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association.

Rowe, D.D. “The power of affect: Valerie Solanas and the affective trace,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 2010.

Rowe, D.D. “ZAP! WHAM! POW! Pedagogy: Superheroes in the classroom,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 2010.

Rowe, D.D. “I’m too impatient to wait around for the revolution: Situating Valerie Solanas within Radical Feminist History –revised,” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association, Columbia, South Carolina, March 2010.

Rowe, D.D. “Andy and Valerie: A love story,” Spartanburg Art Museum and The Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery, October 21, 2010.

Rowe, D.D. Book review: Carver, M. Heather, and Elaine J. Lawless, “Troubling violence: A performance project,” Text and Performance Quarterly, 30(4), 470-472, 2010.

Rich Robinson’s Scholarly Pursuits

May 17, 2011 at 9:17 am

Robinson, R. “State Theatre Festival,” Festival Organizer and President of the South Carolina Theatre Association.

Jane Nodine’s Scholarly Pursuits

May 17, 2011 at 9:15 am

Nodine, J. A. “Photo+Craft,” LightBox Photographic Gallery, Astoria.

Nodine, J. A. “TRIENNIAL Revisited,” 701 Center for Contemporary
Art, Columbia, SC, 2011

Nodine, J. A. “Encaustic Masters: Inspirational Voices,” Columbia River Gallery, Troutdale, OR, 2011.

Nodine, J. A. “WOW, Women of Wax,” Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota.

Nodine, J. A. “WAX, INC,” South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA.

Nodine, J. A. “Coming Out of the Closet: Clothing Art as an Emergent Form,” Mary Brogan Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL.

Nodine, J. A. “Fire and Wax,” Solo Exhibition, McDunn Gallery, SC.

Nodine, J. A. “6th Annual Encaustic Invitational,” Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, AZ, 2011.

Nodine, J. A. “Fire and Earth,” Rebecca Randall Bryan Gallery,
Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC, 2011.

Nodine, J. A., and Snow, R. 2011 Southeastern College Art Conference Award for Outstanding Exhibition and Catalogue of Historical Materials for their work on the catalogue “Andy Warhol: The Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Project,” November 2011.

Nodine, J. “Conrad Wilde Gallery Fifth Annual Encaustic Invitational catalog,” Tucson, Arizona, 2010.

Nodine, J. “WARHOL.” Exhibition and collection catalogue for the collection of Warhol photographs at USC Upstate.

Nodine, J. Artist/Presenter, VCU Paint Plus Workshop, SECAC 2010 Annual Conference, Richmond, Virginia

Nodine, J. “Careers in Encaustic,” Presented at the Fourth Annual Encaustic Painting Conference, Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, Maryland.

Nodine, J. “The Warhol Project at USC Upstate,” Spartanburg County, Grant, $ 5,000.

“The Notion of image,” Corporate Museum & Frame, Richmond, Virginia (Organized by Ghostprint Gallery, Richmond), Solo Exhibition, 2010.

“Recent Encaustic Painting,” Art Institute of Charlotte, Elizabeth M. Guinan Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina, Solo Exhibition, 2010.

“Recent Encaustic Painting,” Myst Contemporary Gallery, Spartanburg, South Carolina, Solo Exhibition, 2010.

“Best Foot Forward, Montserrat College of Art,” Fourth Annual Encaustic Painting Conference Exhibition, Beverly, Maryland, National Exhibition, 2010.

“Luminous Layers: Exploring Contemporary Encaustic,” Lakewood Center for the Arts, Lake Oswego, Oregon, National Exhibition, 2010.

“Fifth Annual Encaustic Invitational Exhibition,” Conrad Wilde Gallery, Tucson, Arizona, National Exhibition, 2010.

“Carolina’s Got Art,” Competition and Traveling Exhibitions, Sponsored by Elder Art Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina, Regional Exhibition, 2010.

“The End of the Line,” Group Exhibition, Riverworks Gallery on the Riverwalk, Greenville, South Carolina, Regional Exhibition, 2010.

“WCAGA Members Exhibition Transitions/2010,” Georgia Perimeter College Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia, Regional Exhibition, 2010.

“New Discoveries,” Group Exhibition – Elder Gallery, Charlotte, North Carolina, Regional Exhibition, 2010.

“South Carolina Artists 2010 2D Fine Arts Exhibition,” Spartanburg Art Museum, State Exhibition, 2010.

“The End of The Line,” Group Exhibition, Riverworks Gallery on the Riverwalk, Greenville, South Carolina, State Exhibition, 2010.

“M/A/M/A – Mother Artist Mother Artist,” The Arts Center, Clemson, South Carolina, State Exhibition, 2010.

37th Spartanburg Artist Guild Annual Competition. Carolina Gallery, Spartanburg, South Carolina, Local Exhibition, 2010.

“Andy Warhol Photography Collection Project,” USC Upstate and the Spartanburg Art Museum, 2010.

Benjamin Myers’ Scholarly Pursuits

May 17, 2011 at 9:07 am

Myers, W. B. “Shopping the shopper: Predictable performances and retail surveillance,” Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, 7(2), 2011.

Myers, W. B. Respondent to “Voicing our Concerns by Radicalizing Help” in the Six-Woman Show ‘2nd Helping’ for the Women’s Caucus Division of the National Communication Association, 2011.

Myers, W. B. “Difficult Dialogues in Communication: Publishing Communication Research in a Digital Age,” Roundtable participant for the Difficult Dialogues In Communication Division of the National Communication Association, November 2011.

Myers, W. B. “Voice From Beyond the Forum: Scholarly Engagement and Where Are We Now?,” Roundtable participant at the Convention Theme Group Division of the National Communication Association, November 2011.

Myers, W. B. “Losing the Faith: Competing Narratives of Disbelief in Atheist Deconversion Stories,” Presented at the Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division of the Nat. Comm. Asso., 2011.

Myers, W. B. “Theories of Pleasure and Snapshots of Pain: The Joys and Sorrows of Autoethnography,” Presented at the International Qualitative Inquiry Congress, May 2011.

Myers, W. B., and Rowe, D. “Activist Impulses in Qualitative Inquiries: Podcasting,” Presented at the International Qualitative Inquiry Congress, May 2011.

Myers, W. B. “The placebo as performance: Speaking across domains of healing,” Qualitative Health Research, 20(9), 1295- 1303, 2010.

Myers, W. B. and Alexander, B. K. “(Performance is): Metaphors as methodological tools in qualitative inquiry,” International Review of Qualitative Research, 3(2), 163-172, 2010.

Alexander, B. K. and Myers, W. B. “Conclusion: Performance in/as qualitative inquiry,” International Review of Qualitative Research, 3(2), 263-267, 2010.

Myers, W. B. “Performance is a placebo: Symbolic healing on material bodies,” International Review of Qualitative Research, 3(2), 183-186, 2010.

Myers, W. B. “Review of the book Writing qualitative inquiry: Self, stories and academic life,” Southern Communication Journal, 75, 458-460, 2010.

Myers, W. B. “The Placebo as Dialogic Starting Point for Performance Studies and Qualitative Health Research,” Presented at the International Qualitative Inquiry Congress, May 2010.

Myers, W. B. “Performance in/as Qualitative Inquiry,” Presented at the International Qualitative Inquiry Congress, May 2010.

Myers, W. B. Guest Editor of a special issue of the International Review of Qualitative Research titled “Performance is: Metaphor as methodological tool in qualitative inquiry.”

Raymond Merlock’s Scholarly Pursuits

May 17, 2011 at 9:03 am

Merlock, R. WOLT-FM, weekly film review segment with Dr. Ray Merlock, “The Bill Drake Show,” Wednesday mornings.

Merlock, R. “Identity, Disguise, and Villainy in B-Westerns.” Presented at the Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference. St. Louis, Missouri, 2010.

Richard Mack’s Scholarly Pursuits

May 17, 2011 at 9:01 am

Mack, R. Exhibitions:

“14th Annual Lines into Shapes,” Art Center Of Estes Park, Estes Colorado, October 29 – November 14, 2010.

“Artifice, How Do You Veil Your Illusion?,” Studio2Gallery, Austin, Texas, October 29 – November 14, 2010.

“Attraction and Magnetism,” Calladan Gallery, Cambridge, Massachusetts, October 1 – November 10, 2010.

Mack, R. Print and Web design contributions to:

Artists Guild of Spartanburg, Chapman Cultural Center.

The Grand Opening Event, The West Main Artists Co-op.

Alive @ 415, St. John’s Lutheran Church’s. Thermo-Pur Technologies. (thermo-purtechnologies.com), who are manufacturers of innovative heat-transfer products.

Foster, T., King, J., Brown, L., and Mack, R. “Digital Media: Interactive Narratives,” In Proceedings of the Sixth Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium, 168, Hosted by Milliken & Company, Spartanburg, South Carolina, March 26, 2010.

Mary Lou Hightower’s Scholarly Pursuits

May 17, 2011 at 8:53 am

Hightower, M. L. “2011 Advanced Placement Studio Art Grant,” SC Department of Education, Grant Award, $15,100, 2011.

Hightower, M. L. “Circling Around the Problem,” Artists Guild of Spartanburg 38th Annual Juried Show, Spartanburg, SC, October, 2011.

Hightower, M. L. “Patriot’s Pride,” Appalachian Juried Art Show, (Received Award of Honor), Kingsport, TN, February 2011.

Hightower, M. L. “The Dancer,” Appalachian Juried Art Show, Kingsport, TN, February 2011.

Hightower, M. L. “Museum Connection: An Involvement of Pre-Service Art Teachers,” Presented at the Southeastern College Art Conference, Savannah, GA, November 2011.

Hightower, M. L. “Stained Glass Quilt,” Photograph selected for publication in Artists Among Us, Hub City Publications, Spartanburg, SC, November 2011.

Hightower, M. L. Columbia Museum of Art Outstanding Art Educator, Mac Arthur Goodwin Award, Columbia, SC, May 2011.

Hightower, M. “Advanced Placement Summer Teacher Institute – Studio Art (2010),” South Carolina Department of Education, Grant, $16,823.

Jonas Criscoe’s Scholarly Pursuits

May 17, 2011 at 8:47 am

Criscoe, J. Exhibits:

“New Prints 2010/Winter,” International Print Center, New York, New York.

“Translations: Art Inspired By the Written Word,” The Victoria College, Victoria, Texas.

“2010 Carolinas Got Art,” Atherton Mill, Charlotte, North Carolina.

“South Carolina Artists 2010 Fine Arts Exhibition,” (Received Second Place Award), Spartanburg Art Museum Spartanburg, South Carolina.

“Guidebook: Contemporary Collage and Assemblage,” Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, Ohio.

“New Prints: Part 2/ Philigrafika,” The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

“Hot Sauce & Magnolias: Touring Short Film Festival,” Plugged Art Collective, St. Petersburg, Florida.

“The Bar Show,” Pisgah Gallery, Black Mountain, North Carolina, Solo Exhibition.

“Artists Guild of Spartanburg’s 37th Annual Juried Exhibition,” (Received First Place Award), Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Criscoe, J. Reviews/Articles/Catalogs:

Dan Price, “Featured Artists”, Visual Overture Magazine, 2, Atlanta, Georgia, Fall 2010.

Manifest Press, Exhibition Catalogue, “Guidebook: Works of Collage and Assemblage,” 45, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 25, 2010.

Dr. Vince Connors

April 12, 2011 at 1:38 pm

It is the things we don’t see that often have potential for the greatest harm, but thanks to the work of Dr. Vince A. Connors, professor of biology, that prospect is held in check. His study of important human parasites has produced significant results leading to his participation in worldwide lectures and seminars in the United States and Europe, including an invitation to speak at the prestigious Pasteur Institute in Lille, France.

His research of parasites and parasitic diseases is instrumental in developing stronger understandings of biological forces that shape our lives and are keys to keeping USC Upstate ahead of the curve.