Columbia College Affinity Magazine: Spring 2021

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INSIDE THE GATE

Beyond the Classroom

Spring 2021

BRIEFS

Affinity

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Dr. David Karr, professor of history, co-authored “British Jacobin Politics, Desires, and Aftermaths: Seditious Hearts,” a collection of essays on British political radicalism in the shadow of the French Revolution and in the decades after. “A British ‘Jacobin’ was one who at some level identified with the ideals and aspirations of French revolutionaries across the Channel,” Karr says. “The first half of the book explores the hopes, dreams and utopian longings of British Jacobins during the 1790s. The second half of the book examines how British Jacobinism remained a current of popular radical activity well after the French Revolution had been defeated by European armies.”

Assistant Professor Bo Bedillion showcased ceramic plates in a solo exhibition, titled “Murmations,” at the Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery in Lindsborg, Kansas. “Making plates satisfies my desire to create useful objects with my hands,” Belillion says. “The surfaces of my wares are achieved through a sensitive and thoughtful glazing program. I strive to manifest visual representations of loosely held memories, while retaining the structural integrity of a well-made pot.” Dr. Pete Monacell, associate professor of English, published a poem in the Fall 2020 issue of The Iowa Review. His work is titled “Poem Without a Bird in It.” Nollie Moore, director of the music program and a voice instructor, was nominated for the 2020 Missourian Progress Awards. He was also listed as one of the community’s “best performing artists.” –CP