Welcome to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room where we talk about how the fairy-tale of academic life is at odds with our reality. Each episode we will interview a guest who is unwilling or unable to take the traditional path from college to graduate school to tenure-track.
(Non-Spotify Version) Content Warning: This episode contains intense discussions about depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual assault, violence, and other mental health issues. See Sexual Assault Resources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1g5emgBqoYtDs2gEFVKdFhfbvHDsMQx8-cCR7MstsnIw/edit?usp=sharing Twitter: @IvoryBoilerRoom Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room Mary DiPipi: @dipips Erika Grumet: @Whatthemamasaw. Thanks to Emily and Michael O'Brien for their song "Blackberry Blossom."
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
(Spotify Version) Content Warning: This episode contains intense discussions about depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual assault, violence, and other mental health issues. See Sexual Assault Resources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1g5emgBqoYtDs2gEFVKdFhfbvHDsMQx8-cCR7MstsnIw/edit?usp=sharing Twitter: @IvoryBoilerRoom Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room Mary DiPipi: @dipips Erika Grumet: @Whatthemamasaw
(Non-Spotify Version) Content Warning: This episode contains intense discussions about depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual assault, violence, and other mental health issues. See this link for a detailed list of mental health resources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y287QOm95VqwOk7cfI3YQYXeezLOQifzNgF8Ma6XrAk/edit?usp=sharing
"Blackberry Blossom" (Emily O'Brien and Michael O'Brien
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
(Spotify Version) Content Warning: This episode contains intense discussions about depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual assault, violence, and other mental health issues. See this link for a detailed list of mental health resources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y287QOm95VqwOk7cfI3YQYXeezLOQifzNgF8Ma6XrAk/edit?usp=sharing
Dr. Karen Karbiener's Bio: https://liberalstudies.nyu.edu/content/nyu-as/liberalstudies/about/faculty-listing/karen-karbiener.html Episode Notes, including texts mentioned, can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/167vvSmF6IC6gQDQsRFnKPzx7f-owPjm0g1f6dhxC3kQ/edit We end the episode with "Allegro in C Major" from one of Whitman's favorite composers, Mozart.
Listen for a preview of our upcoming episodes including Dr. Karen Karbiener's "Freed Verse: A Conversation on Academia and Public Engagement." Follow us on Twitter: @IvoryBoilerRoom Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room
Humanities NY: https://humanitiesny.org/about-us/staff_board/ Adam Capitanio in “The Repurposed Ph.D.”: https://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/03/education/edlife/finding-life-after-academia-and-not-feeling-bad-about-it.html
PhDs at Work:
Scholars Beyond the Tower: https://anchor.fm/erin-becker5
Twitter: @IvoryBoilerRoom Facebook: The Ivory Tower Boiler Room Adam Katz, PhD in English email@example.com Facebook: Moreh Avi Kay Andrew Rimby, Academic, Public Scholar
Tiffany Sowa, Writer, Professor of Creative Writing, Education Manager at Arts Partners, Wichita:
Joseph Milholland, Writer
Anne Sophie Andersen, Musician:
Mary DiPipi, Writer, Full-Time Nanny:
Twitter and Instagram: @dipips
Caitlin Casiello, PhD Candidate in East Asian Languages and Literatures & Film and Media Studies, Yale University:
Personal Website: http://www.magpiecity.com/
Gundam Wing Podcast: https://anchor.fm/untitled-tallgeese
ShI Huiwen, PhD in English Literary Studies, The University of Hong Kong.
Currently a lecturer of College of Professional and Continuing Education, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Emily Gillcrist, Artist, PhD Candidate in Cultural Analysis & Theory at Stony Brook University
Sophia Basaldua-Sun, Ph.D., Independent Comparative Literature Scholar Based in New York City
. Dena Moses,
FB: personal: Dena Gartenstein Moses, business: Vermont Weaving
IG: VermontWeaving, vermontweavingclubs
Moshe Callen, PhD Student, Ariel University
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Moshe-Callen. Project Goals: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1schXe4s4I1kdS_9d4QwqgPEd9R3uePqdBMLix4idtQg/edit?usp=sharing
Caitlyn continues her conversation about adapting to virtual programming at the Whitman Birthplace, discussing Whitman during a period of racial and social justice movements, and her work as a professional artist. https://caitlynshea.com/
https://www.waltwhitman.org/product/bicentennial-poster/ https://www.waltwhitman.org/product/bicentennial-poster-framed/Recommended Books: https://www.zinnedproject.org/materials/indigenous-peoples-history-of-the-us/ https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300227116/slaves-cause Music: (Donizetti's "Allegro in C Major")
In Honor of Greg Trupiano (the late Whitman specialist and director of the Walt Whitman Project):
This Donizetti is dedicated to your memory and spirit.
http://waltwhitmaninitiative.org/event/local-heart-global-impact-a-tribute-to-whitman-specialist-greg-trupiano/ ("Blackberry Blossom," Emily O'Brien and Michael O'Brien)
Andrew on Scholars Beyond the Tower: https://open.spotify.com/episode/2DOzgmGy1rAPVOI88ubzHP?si=sdvi9d-1Qe-AwTKWOZ2AgQ&utm_source=copy-link
Caitlyn Shea is the Event and Media Director at the Walt Whitman Birthplace. Facebook: @CaitlynSheaPainter Instagram: @CaitlynArtist "The Nanny Reviews": @thenannyreviews (Instagram and Twitter) Show Notes: Compagnia De' Colombari: https://www.colombari.org/more-or-less-i-am Juan Felipe Herrera: https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/juan-felipe-herrera "A Child Went Forth": https://whitmanarchive.org/published/LG/1891/poems/202 (The Whitman Archive)
Emily's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVs255F4L2jYlSyW5citKQw Emily's Website: https://www.emilysdomain.org/Recorderland/
Emily's Suggestion for Looking Up Music: https://imslp.org/wiki/Main_Page Side. (Music Credit: "Tant Que Vivray" and "Blackberry Blossom" (Emily O'Brien and Michael O'Brien, you can find these on Emily's album "Songs from Home"). (Adam's humorous note: Andrew totally gave me side-eye when I mentioned needing to sword-fight in order to do musical theater. So here’s a frigging list of musicals that contain sword-fights. There’s only about a half-a-dozen prominent ones, but they’re PRETTY prominent. So take that, Andrew: -Les Miserables -The Phantom of the Opera -The Three Musketeers (Lyrics by P.G. Wodehouse! Really!) -Camelot -The Three Musketeers -Aladdin.)
Emily O’Brien is a native of Washington, DC where she played recorder from a young age. She studied recorder and french horn at Boston University, and recorder and Baroque flute at the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, Germany. She performs in recorder ensembles and historical chamber music, as well as English Country Dance bands. As a teacher, she works with private students and ensembles in the Boston area as well as teaching at various summer workshop such as CDSS’s Early Music Week at Pinewoods and Amherst Early Music Festival. Emily’s solo album, “Fantasies for a Modern Recorder” explores the variety and possibilities over four centuries of repertoire offered by the Helder Harmonic Tenor recorder. In her spare time, she enjoys long distance cycling. https://www.emilysdomain.org/Recorderland/ @IvoryBoilerRoom
Matthew Aucoin is an American composer, conductor, writer, pianist, and a 2018 MacArthur Fellow. He is Artist in Residence at Los Angeles Opera, and has worked as a composer and conductor with the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, the American Repertory Theater, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Music Academy of the West. He is co-Artistic Director of the American Modern Opera Company. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Xph7m1z1Ssx3U_KNC2YII8ua_bVwg8-pSH-9nZQaYCI/edit?usp=sharing
Dr. Susan Scheckel's talk explores why readers are turning, now more than ever, to Whitman's poetry in the 21st century. And asks why does Whitman's Spirit feel so relevant right now in 2020? Dr. Scheckel's Bio: https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/english/people/scheckel.php. The PowerPoint Presentation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tVQnKm_K7Ym5LpemIHUFt5PfTptnJsHm/view?usp=drivesdk (A version of Dr. Scheckel's discussion of Whitman without music for people listening on a platform other than Spotify.)
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
Dr. Susan Scheckel's talk explores why readers are turning, now more than ever, to Whitman's poetry in the 21st century. And asks why does Whitman's Spirit feel so relevant right now in 2020? Dr. Scheckel's Bio: https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/english/people/scheckel.php The PowerPoint Presentation: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tVQnKm_K7Ym5LpemIHUFt5PfTptnJsHm/view?usp=drivesdk
(Part Two) We continue our discussion with Dr. Shi Huiwen as she describes balancing academics and motherhood while face to face with protests. https://hongkongfp.com/category/topics/politics-protest/ https://www.scmp.com/topics/hong-kong-protests
(Part One) We welcome Dr. Shi Huiwen to the Ivory Tower Boiler Room where we take a journey together through theory and discuss Seamus Heaney, Walter Benjamin, and the difficulties of writing a dissertation while pregnant. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1quOZ2kWPc2rrHfA7DMyalCUNQD8aLCQs963xjsXpfU4/edit?usp=sharing
Lisa Aamodt is the Limud Education Director at Congregation Tifereth Israel. In this episode, we discuss Lisa's innovative strategies for connecting the students at her Hebrew School during the pandemic. This is an important conversation about what we value as educators. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XZzFwJnukpHhOPCKQUX9bAPJMtWpEv4q3Sf8Qn_BjIg/edit?usp=sharing
This week our guest shares her unusual path to her doctorate and her unique approach to teaching/mentorship. Click here for the episode notes (featuring many book recommendations): https://docs.google.com/document/d/13GLWKN3mC3A4ilFa0yj4kBmzOTFZ6v8ojloQxOTSz2k/edit?usp=sharing
This week's guest, Joe Labriola's interests may seem unrelated, but as you'll learn, they make sense once you get to know him. Show Notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1v1tNGt1JWDDV1-FhL7uHsoP4dQgZO9vaDJZGfBXsVik/edit?usp=sharing
Dr. Basaldua-Sun is an independent scholar of Comparative Literature. Click here for the glossary and bibliography: https://docs.google.com/document/d/13Lrq6TP5VPkHKyn6ciexKMbRAg61Mijlj8IZotKfIN4/edit?usp=drivesdk
Andrew's former director, Renee Chambers Liciaga is a professional dancer, choreographer, and performing arts educator who speaks to how to approach the performing arts during the pandemic. She discusses how she choreographed Disney's Tarzan outside at the Elmwood Zoo in Norristown, PA. For access to her photos and videos please use this link: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1NV6OlPu50SyedivD195Ua_vfx9llReJW
The Ivory Tower Boiler Room welcomes our fourth guest, Shweta Krishnan, PhD candidate in Anthropology at George Washington University. Shweta is doing her field work on the revival movement surrounding DonyiPolo, a religion centered in the Northeast-Indian states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. She also talks more generally about how bafflingly difficult it can be to do anthropological research in a way that is respectful towards the people you are writing about.
Below, you will find a glossary of terms and a bibliography; this is a new feature which, we are pleased to announce, will henceforth be part of our offering each week. We are aware of the fact that each specialized field has its own vocabulary and we hope that listing some of the terms we use in the course of the podcast will make it easier for non-specialists to follow along, and to explore further if they so choose. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nRFIR5SPapwLc6F3zS4wtyqRlFEk9XgjDOiPy4UF5I0/edit?usp=sharing
Stephanie’s research explores how culture grows out of shared spaces, and in particular how queer and gender-nonconforming people have been excluded from those spaces. Join us from the Ivory Tower Boiler Room with Stephanie Bonvissuto, a scholar from Stony Brook's Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Check out Stephanie's next virtual discussion at the Gender Conference in NYC (October 22 and October 23, gender conference.nyc).
PhD wisdom says don't change your dissertation committee. Shruti from Stony Brook's Department of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies has changed hers. Twice. Join us in the Ivory Tower Boiler Room to hear her story and learn how frustrating it is for an international student in an American PhD program. For more information about the following authors referenced please check out these links: bell hooks: http://www.bellhooksinstitute.com/ Jasbir Puar: https://womens-studies.rutgers.edu/faculty/core-faculty/143-jasbir-puar Jennifer Nash: https://scholars.duke.edu/person/Jennifer.Nash
Join Andrew Rimby and Adam Katz as they explore their PhD process from the boiler room. Helene Meyers' "Public Scholar, Beware" https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2019/04/11/risks-and-rewards-engaging-public-scholarship-opinion