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2011 - RSA Annual Meeting Words: 185 words || 
1. Brown, Cedric. "Life Beats Art: the Jeremy Taylor–John Evelyn Correspondence, Taylor's Friendship Treatise, and Katherine Philips" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the RSA Annual Meeting, Hilton Montreal Bonaventure Hotel, Montreal, Quebec Canada, <Not Available>. 2019-12-07 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: This paper is about mid-seventeenth-century ideals and practicalities of friendship, as manifested in epistolary documents and associated information. It depends on the surviving correspondence between John Evelyn and Jeremy Taylor and his often-reprinted treatise, A Discourse of the Nature, Offices, and Measures of Friendship ... in a letter to ... Mrs. Katharine Philips. Philips, the champion of female friendship, had asked for Taylor's advice. Taylor responded by placing fashionable ideas, supported by romance and French pietism, in the general framework of Christian charity, and emphasized the supreme value of practical manifestations of friendship obligations. Evelyn, who sought out the impoverished Taylor to act as his spiritual mentor, worked hard in practical ways to improve the lot of his friend. Just after he finished his Discourse, Taylor wrote gratefully to Evelyn to say that Evelyn's acts surpassed the ideals he had just described. The paper is in part revisionary, pointing out that the general post-medieval movement towards more individual ideas of friendship, as described recently in Keith Thomas' The Ends of Life, is not quite so simple when you look at the evidence on the ground.

2007 - National Women's Studies Association Words: 95 words || 
2. Bianchi, Georgia. "Portrait of a Lady: Journey through the diary of Mrs. M. Taylor" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Women's Studies Association, TBA, St. Charles, IL, Pheasant Run, Jun 28, 2007 <Not Available>. 2019-12-07 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Abstract: This paper is a micro-historical sociology of a diary presumed to belong to a Mrs. M. Taylor, an African American schoolteacher in the 1930s in rural Florida. An intersectional analysis aids in locating Mrs. Taylor with regards both to the larger society as well as in relation to the mill workers she has come to educate, as she embodied both positions of privilege and oppression. Most importantly, her diary can help tell the history of those forgotten or ignored by “official” history, creating a richer and truer recollection of county, state, national and human history.

2010 - The Mathematical Association of America MathFest Words: 119 words || 
3. Horwitz, Alan. "Taylor Polynomials positive on the Real Line" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the The Mathematical Association of America MathFest, Omni William Penn, Pittsburgh, PA, Aug 05, 2010 <Not Available>. 2019-12-07 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: We discuss some special cases, and approaches for proving the general case, of the following.
Conjecture: Let n be a given even whole number, and let f be a positive function defined on the real line, R. Assume also that the nth derivative of f exists on R. Then there exists c∈R such that the Taylor polynomial of order n to f at c is positive on R.
The case n=2 is known and in fact was a problem submitted by the author to the American Mathematical Monthly several years ago. Special cases are also known, but we do not have a proof of this conjecture for general n.

2014 - RSA Annual Meeting Words: 148 words || 
4. Fall, Rebecca. "John Taylor's Popular Nonsense" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the RSA Annual Meeting, New York, NY, Hilton New York, <Not Available>. 2019-12-07 <>
Publication Type: Panel Paper
Abstract: Why is nonsense so often associated in seventeenth-century England with “news”? John Taylor’s Sir Gregory Nonsence (1622), for instance, expresses the eponymous character’s “Newes from no place,” while his Mercurius Nonsencicus (1648) adopts the form of a mock newssheet. Reading Taylor’s nonsense against Jonson’s Staple of News and contemporary newsbooks, this paper will examine the ways in which nonsense writing vexes the concept of “news,” considering especially its connotations of temporal immediacy (what is “new”), translation (foreign to local), and transport (reports moving from one place to another). Although there existed prior traditions of literary nonsensicalism, I will argue, circulating news of international trade processes and transcultural exchange contributed to a broad “crisis of comprehensibility” out of which “nonsense” emerged in the early seventeenth century as a newly identifiable discursive category. The nonsense/news association thus offers crucial insights into how nonsensicalism responds to—and influences—English perceptions of transnational interchange.

2014 - 38th Annual NCBS National Conference Words: 186 words || 
5. Holifield, Derrick. "Gentrified Cultural Regression in the Windy City: A Reassessment of Chicago’s Robert Taylor Homes Project" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 38th Annual NCBS National Conference, Miami Marriott Dadeland Hotel, Miami, Florida, <Not Available>. 2019-12-07 <>
Publication Type: Panelist Abstract
Abstract: This paper will discuss post-civil rights Chicago as it was affected by gentrification, consequently resulted in educational and social inequalities, increased crime and the mass imprisonment of Black men. The study follows gentrification trends in Chicago and links the issues to a government entity that assisted if not created these forms of social regression. The rise and fall of the high rise towers of the Robert Taylor homes demonstrates how the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) allowed unacceptable living conditions to regress into large concentrations of low income citizens. This research analyzes major faults in the policies, procedures, and services the CHA follows and provided to Chicagoans while also highlighting the renewal efforts of organizations working to improve city neighborhoods. The essay will demonstrate how gentrification, whether explicitly or inexplicitly, can be viewed as a primary factor in the continuance of legal segregation and the creation of cultural disintegration factories. The essay also seeks to promote progressive thinking to dispel gentrification, promote redevelopment and bring greater awareness to key issues that affect blacks living in urban America while endorsing harmony in Chicago’s Southside black neighborhoods.

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