This spring, Professor McDonough has remained busy while on sabbatical.
In February, he delivered a joint paper at International Studies Association Annual Convention, Baltimore entitled “Thucycides in Dublin 1916," a consideration of the Mytilene Debate alongside the British response to the Easter Rising of 1916. His partner in the paper was Dr. Kayce Mobley, a 2008 Sewanee Classics minor who is now teaching Political Science at Pittsburg State University in Kansas.
While in the DC area, visited with some other grads-- Eric Wilson ('08), Gerrit Lansing ('08), and Mary Frances Dale ('12), as well as Fiona O'Brien ('20) who is working this term for Sen. Leahy (D-Vt).
In addition, he carried out research at the Library of Congress for his forthcoming book, Pontius Pilate On Screen: Sinner, Soldier, Superstar (Edinburgh University Press).
In March, he gave a paper at Brigham Young University on Pilate, and visited BYU's Cecil B. DeMille archive.
In April, he will give a paper at the Classical Association Meeting in Canterbury, England, entitled “In Pilates Voys: The Roman Prefect’s English Accent" and visit the British Library as well as the British Film Institute for further research.