Associate Professor of Communication Studies Davi Thornton’s article “Transformations of the Ideal Mother: The Story of Mommy Economicus and Her Amazing Brain” was published in Women’s Studies in Communication 37(3) 2014. In addition, this article was awarded the Top Article Award of 2014 by the Organization for Research on Women and Communication.
In May, Thomas Howe, professor of art history and coordinator general of the Restoring Ancient Stabiae Foundation in Italy, delivered a book-length manuscript of the publication of one of the most important ancient Roman gardens ever found - the Villa Arianna of Stabiae.
Howe assumed personal direction of the excavation from 2007 to 2010 and study afterward, and worked with more than a dozen authors and specialists to produce a model interdisciplinary study of the first garden to provide archaeological proof of the kind of “fictive thicket” garden, long known through the famous garden fresco of the Villa of the Empress Livia at Prima Porta outside Rome (pictured). The volume will be published as a monograph in the Quaderni of the Rivista di Studi Pompeiani, both in Italian and English.
Mary Visser, professor of art and holder of the Herman Brown Chair, had two new sculptural works 3-D printed by The University of Texas for the 2014 International Digital Sculpture Exhibition, which was held at UT-Austin in August. Read more about the exhibition here.
Eileen Cleere, professor of English, has published her second book. The book, titled The Sanitary Arts: Aesthetic Culture and the Victorian Cleanliness Campaigns, was released by Ohio State University Press in late July. Read more here.