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Publications and an Exhibit Showcase Faculty Endeavors

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An exhibit that brings attention to the lack of female artists and a book chapter on the portrayal of enslaved women in civil war movies are among the recent professional activities that showcase the expertise of Cal State Fullerton faculty. 

Now through Dec. 7 at Fresno City College’s Art Space Gallery is “You Are Here,” featuring portraits created by Rebecca Campbell, assistant professor of art. The exhibit, which was earlier shown at Cal Lutheran University and the LA Louver in Venice, is dedicated to bringing attention to the lack of female artists.

Published in October by Routlege Press was “Expressive Conducting: Movement and Performance Theory for Conductors” coauthored by Dustin Barr, assistant professor of music. The publication offers a new approach by teaching conductors to use their whole body as an interconnected system. 

Chelsea Reynolds, assistant professor of communications, authored “Hanging Up the Smoking Jacket: Productive Oppression and Playboy’s Impacts on Mediated Sexualization,”  a scholarly obituary for Hugh Hefner, and published in the summer/fall issue of the Journal of Magazine Media.

Rosanne Welch, lecturer in cinema and television arts, penned the chapter “Hidden Behind Hoopskirts: The Many Women of Hollywood’s Civil War” that appears in the book “The American Civil War on Film and TV: Blue and Gray in Black and White and Color.” The chapter focuses on the portrayal of enslaved females, “for wherever there was a Southern belle in an old Hollywood movie, there, too would be her maid,” Welch said.

Welch and co-editor Peg Lamphier received the 2017 Best Book Award in the Women’s Issues category of the American Book Fest for their four-volume “Women in American History: A Social, Political and Cultural Encyclopedia and Document Collection.”