It is titled The Wallace Effect: David Foster Wallace and the Contemporary Literary Imagination (Bloomsbury, 2019). According to the publisher’s description, Boswell explores David Foster Wallace’s (1962-2008) contested space at the forefront of 21st-century American fiction.
Curb Visiting Scholar in the Arts Isabel González Whitaker put together and moderated an event on campus March 27 focusing on Beyoncé Knowles-Carter’s influence on music and culture, particularly in the South. “Beyoncé’s history and legacy is deeply rooted in the South, and I think that aspect of her makes her all the more interesting and complicated as a star, artist, and culture-maker,” says González Whitaker.
From the White House to Google to thousands of other employers, there’s something for everyone on Handshake. Implemented on campus in July 2018, the job-search platform Handshake, available as a mobile app and website, has already attracted more than 800 Rhodes students by catering to their wide variety of passions and career interests.
Rhodes senior Allie Hill and sophomore Hayden Hill recently concluded a successful season by competing in the 2019 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships held March 20-23.Hayden ended his season with a personal best 46.33 100 freestyle, while Allie ended her collegiate career with a 200 backstroke time of 2:03.98.
The Rhodes senior and captain of the women’s basketball team is pursuing a major in biology. She will serve as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Malaysia.
Alumni Spotlight: Taylor Jackson ’14 Plays a Part in “History in the Making,” Working for NOLA’s First Female Mayor
Taylor Jackson used her bridge major in political science and international studies to join the staff of the first female mayor in New Orleans' 300-year history, LaToya Cantrell.
She was one of the featured panelists at the US 2050 conference held in Washington, DC. The event focused on the multiple demographic, socioeconomic, and fiscal trends that will shape the nation in the decades ahead.
From the attorneys who negotiate the label deals to the marketers who help propel artists through brand relationships, from the PR talents who help shape an artist’s narrative to the journalists covering every aspect of the business, fellows of Rhodes’ Mike Curb Institute for Music recently got to experience firsthand the inner workings of the entertainment business in New York City.
David McCarthy, art historian and current head of the Department of Art & Art History, is a beloved professor at Rhodes who teaches a slew of art history courses— including American, modern, antiwar, contemporary, and feminist art — that benefit art and non-art majors alike. McCarthy makes the case that all individuals need to develop the skills of visual acuity.
For an unprecedented 33rd consecutive year, Rhodes will be sending a mock trial team to the American Mock Trial Association National Championship Tournament in April. Two Rhodes teams qualified for the nationals after competing in an opening round of the tournament March 15-17.