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Professors collaborate on ‘Night of Fear and Trembling’

October 29, 2012 12:00AM

Two university assistant professors from different campuses and different academic disciplines have collaborated to present a program that is well-timed for Halloween. Stacey Barelos, assistant professor of music at Missouri Southern State University, and Christopher Anderson, assistant professor of English at Pittsburg State University, will present “A Night of Fear and Trembling: Phobias in Poetry and Music” at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, in PSU’s McCray Hall.

The program, which was previously presented at MSSU, is free and open to the public.

“A Night of Fear and Trembling” includes music and poetry by Barelos and Anderson, as well as students from both universities.

At PSU, Anderson teaches American literature and creative writing. His interests include environmental literature and depictions of science and technology in literature and film. His poetry has most recently appeared in the literary journals Tar River Poetry and River Styx.

Barelos is head of piano studies at MSSU. She specializes in the music of the 20th and 21st centuries, particularly the music of living composers. Her works have been performed across the U.S. and in Europe and Australia.

Barelos and Anderson met in 2011 after discovering through a mutual acquaintance that they both were working on projects inspired by various unusual phobias.

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