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    • Congratulations to former Center Fellow, Dr. Gergana Ivanova, who has just published a new book with Columbia University Press! The book focuses on how the 11th-Century classic, The Pillow Book, has been receiUnbinding the Pillow Book2ved through history. The book illustrates how various ideologies have influenced the text and shaped interactions among different versions of the book, from when it first came out in the 17th Century up till now. Drawing on scholarly commentaries, erotic parodies, instruction manuals for women, high school textbooks, and comic books, Dr. Ivanova considers its out-sized role in ideas about Japanese women writers.

    • The Journalism Department, the newest, humanities department addition to the Taft Research Center, has more accolades to add to its list of achievements this year. Five journalism department Pulitizergraduates and one student contributed to the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Pulitizer-Prize winning series, “Seven Days of Heroin.” The alumni included Monroe Trombley, Phil Didion, politics/breaking news temporary reporter; Phil Didion, video producer; Keith BieryGolick, Butler and Warren counties reporter; Kareem Elgazzar, photographer; and Sam Green, photographer. Shae Combs contributed to the report while working at the Enquirer as a student, and she graduates in the spring.  For more information, please click here.

    • Congratulations to Caitlin Doyle, Ph.D. student in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, on her Philanthropic Educational Organization (P.E.O.) Scholar Award. This award is granted to a select group (100) of women in the US of Canada, chosen for their exceptional level of academic achievement and their potential for having a significant impact on society. For more information on, visit here feature on the Arts and Sciences page by clicking on this sentence.