These UWM humanities and social science scholars will discuss their recent research activities, and how library resources and services helped facilitate the research process.
October 10, 1997
WILLIAM F. HALLORAN, Professor, Department of English
"A Shared Vision: William Butler Yeats, William Sharp and Fiona Macleod"
Professor Halloran, former Dean of the College of Letters and Science,
will discuss his current research focusing on the relationship and
William Butler Yeats and the dual literary personas of William Sharp/Fiona
Macleod as revealed through manuscript correspondence.
November 7, 1997
MYRNA PACKARD, Assistant Professor, Department of Art, and
Assistant to the Dean of Fine Arts
"Researching the Process of Learning in the Visual Arts"
From an art education perspective, Professor Packard will describe her use of library collections, particularly rare books and special collections,
in a continuing research project that encourages students to write dialogue journals in order to expand perceptions, think in more complex ways,
and learn about their own process of learning.
December 12, 1997
JOHN WARREN STEWIG, Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
"Children's Response to Books: A Writer's Response to Children"
Professor Stewig, chair of the Caldecott Awards Committee of the American Library Association, will present his recent research on how children
respond to the art in picture books, and will discuss his use of original editions and primary sources in writing his own story books for children.
Professor Stewig is the author of the well-received children's book Princess Florecita and the Iron Shoes (Apple Soup Books, 1995),
a retelling of a Spanish fairy tale based on early source material, and illustrated by K. Wendy Popp.
April 3, 1998
EDEL ROBINSON Visiting Researcher/Filmmaker, Department of Film
"Awionetka (a babyplane); Two Short Films"
Edel Robinson is an Irish artist and filmmaker currently working in the U.S. on a six-month research grant from the Irish Arts Council to make films and
conduct research on the Polish communities in the Milwaukee area. Her current efforts, sponsored by UWM's Department of Film, are a continuation
and follow-up to her four years of work in Poland between 1990 and 1995. While in Poland, Robinson created an artist's book and two short films--one on the city of Lodz, the
other on her artist's book--as a personal response to her experiences during and immediately after the collapse of the Communist government in that country.
In her presentation, Edel Robinson will discuss her ongoing project and show videotapes of her two films. Her work is as much a document of her personal
artistic journey as it is a distillation of her Polish experiences.