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First Thursday

Smith Library Center and the Office of the Dean of Faculty host monthly First Thursday gatherings to recognize & celebrate the scholarly achievements of Southwestern faculty and staff.

The First Thursday receptions are held in the Periodicals Reading Room, therefore access to portions of the periodicals collection will be limited during these times. This event is for SU faculty and staff only.

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Melissa Byrnes, Associate Professor of History

Published an article, “Diplomacy at the End of Empire: Evolving French Perspectives on Portuguese Colonialism in the 1950s and 1960s,” in Cold War History.

Michael Cooper, Professor of Music

Michael Cooper has published twenty-two scholarly editions of previously unpublished works by Florence B. Price with G. Schirmer, Inc., the single largest publisher of sheet music globally. The editions are part of a series of sixty-four Price editions Cooper is currently contracted to release with Schirmer. Thirteen have been also been released in acclaimed world-premiere recordings by iconic pianist Lara Downes – including one, Memory Mist, that served as the opening track on Downes’s chart-topping album Holes in the Sky, a genre-fluid collection devoted to music of, by, and for women. Two more of Cooper’s Price editions will be released by Schirmer on April 3, together with Downes’s new album devoted to music based on freedom songs and African American Spirituals, Some of These Days. That album will also include the world-premiere recording of Cooper’s edition of “The Bells” by Margaret Bonds.

  1. Florence B. Price: First Romance (New York: G. Schirmer, 2020) (world-première recording by Lara Downes on Spotify)
  2. Florence B. Price: In Sentimental Mood (New York: G. Schirmer, 2020) (world-première recording by Lara Downes on Spotify)
  3. Florence B. Price: Three Roses (To a Yellow Rose, To a White Rose, To a Red Rose) (New York: G. Schirmer, 2020) (world-première recording by Lara Downes on Spotify: To a Yellow Rose, To a White Rose Version B, To a Red Rose)
  4. Florence B. Price: Your Hands in Mine (New York: G. Schirmer, 2020) ) (world-première recording by Lara Downes on Spotify)
  5. Florence B. Price: On a Quiet Lake (piano solo) (New York: G. Schirmer, 2020) (world-première recording by Lara Downes on Spotify)
  6. Florence B. Price: Down a Southern Lane (piano solo) (New York: G. Schirmer, 2020) (world-première recording by Lara Downes on Spotify)
  7. Florence B. Price: Summer Moon (piano solo) (New York: G. Schirmer, 2020) (world-première recording by Lara Downes on Spotify)
  8. Florence B. Price: Meditation (piano solo) (New York: G. Schirmer, 2020) (world-première recording by Lara Downes on Spotify)
  9. Florence B. Price: Clouds (piano solo) (New York: G. Schirmer, 2020) (world-première recording by Lara Downes on Spotify)
  10. Florence B. Price: Sketches in Sepia (piano solo) (New York: G. Schirmer, 2020) (world-première recording by Lara Downes on Spotify)
  11. Florence B. Price: Remembrance (piano solo) (New York: G. Schirmer, 2020) (world-première recording by Lara Downes on Spotify)
  12. Florence B. Price: Fantasie negre No. 4 (piano solo) (New York: G. Schirmer, 2020) (World-première recording by Lara Downes on Spotify)
  13. Florence B. Price: Night (SSA and piano) (New York: G. Schirmer, 2020). (Premiered by Prof. Beth Everett and the Southwestern University Chorale, 3 November 2018)
  14. Florence B. Price: Peter, Go Ring dem Bells (New York: G. Schirmer, 2019)
  15. Florence B. Price: Andante con espressione (violin and piano) (New York: G. Schirmer, 2019)
  16. Florence B. Price: I’m Troubled in My Mind (piano solo) (New York: G. Schirmer, 2019)
  17. Florence B. Price: Judgement Day (voice and piano) (New York: G. Schirmer, 2019)
  18. Florence B. Price: Memory Mist (New York: G. Schirmer, 2019) (world-première recording by Lara Downes on Spotify)
  19. Florence B. Price: Fantasy No. 1 in G Minor for Violin and Piano (New York: G. Schirmer, 2019)
  20. Florence B. Price: Cotton Dance (New York: G. Schirmer, 2019)
  21. Florence B. Price: The Heart of a Woman (text by Georgia Douglas Johnson) (voice and piano) (New York: G. Schirmer, 2019)
  22. Florence B. Price: String Quartet No. 2 in A Minor (1935) (New York: G. Schirmer, 2019)

Thomas Howe, Professor of Art and Art History

Published two invitational book chapters, “Hellenistic Architecture” (17,000 words) and “The Christian Roman Empire, A.D. 306–c. A.D. 500” (11,000 words), in the 21st edition of Sir Banister Fletcher’s A History of Architecture (commissioned by the Royal Institute of British Architects and the University of London; published by, Bloomsbury Press,  pp. 284–331 and 409–436). The Banister Fletcher is the oldest and arguably most prestigious repeatedly reedited history of architecture, first published in 1896. Howe has been invited to attend the presentation at the Royal Institute of British Architects and Bloomsbury Press in London on January 28. Both chapters are the only currently available one-volume histories of either period of architectural history.

Published two invitational drawings in the celebration of the Tribunal de Contas de Portugal (the Portuguese Court of Auditors) at the 630th anniversary of its first Regulations. The publication is titled “O Número:  A Emblemática Tapeçaria que Almada Negreiros Concebeu para o Tribunal de Contas” (“The Number:  The Iconic Tapestry Designed by Almada Negreiros for the Tribunal de Contas”), published in Portuguese. The drawings are from Howe’s publication with Ingrid Rowland, Vitruvius: The Ten Books on Architecture (Cambridge University Press, 1999)—illustrations of the supposedly innate proportions of the Vitruvian “human.” The illustrations are a variation of the famous drawing by Leonardo da Vinci but show the ideal human as half male, half female—the first ever revision of the famous image of Leonardo’s male figure, based on the actual meaning of the term humanus, which is not gender specific in Latin.  The illustrations also appeared in a Portuguese translation of Vitruvius.

Sequoia Maner, Mellon Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Feminist Studies Program

Co-edited book, Revisiting the Elegy in the Black Lives Matter Era, was published by Routledge Press.