Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Publications, honors and creative works: Faculty

Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus, professor of religion, published the article ‘‘‘Better a Meal of Vegetables with Love’: The Symbolic Meaning of Vegetables in Rabbinic and Post-Rabbinic Midrash on Proverbs 15.17” in the Jewish Quarterly Review (Winter 2014).

Delvyn Case, assistant professor of music, created a children’s piece for narrator and strings, “Lighthouse Keeper: The Story of Abbie Burgess,” which was performed by members of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra in March 2014 as part of their educational outreach program at elementary schools in Michigan.

Michael Drout, professor of English, presented “The Tower and the Ruin: How to Read J.R.R. Tolkien’s Creation” on Oct. 17, 2013, at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. He also published “The Tower and the Ruin: The Past in Tolkien’s Works,” a chapter in the book Tolkien: The Forest and the City (Four Courts Press, 2013).

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Publications, honors and creative works: Alumnae/i

Marjorie Gelb Jones ’62 was invited to Rome to speak about the biography she wrote, Frances Yates and the Hermetic Tradition (Ibis Press, 2008), at a book fair in December 2013. The translation was introduced there.

Publications, honors and creative works: Faculty

Alex Bloom, professor of history, was a panelist on Oct. 23, 2013, at a live forum and radio show at the Providence Athenaeum in Rhode Island, regarding the legislation that created the National Endowments for the Arts and Humanities. SueEllen Kroll ’98 was a program organizer.

Jonathan Brumberg-Kraus, professor of religion, authored “Sukkot: The Paradigmatic Harvest Festival” in Celebration: Proceedings of the Oxford Symposium on Food and Cookery (Prospect, 2012).

13-Drout-coverMichael Drout, professor of English, presented the lecture “How to Read J.R.R. Tolkien” at his alma mater, Carnegie Mellon University, in October 2013, as part of the Carol Brown annual lecture series. Drout also released the audio course “How to Think: The Liberal Arts and Their Enduring Value” (Recorded Books, 2013), and published Tradition and Influence in Anglo-Saxon Literature: An Evolutionary, Cognitivist Approach (Palgrave, 2013), with cover art designed by Leah Smith ’14 and Amira Pualwan ’13.

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Publications, honors and creative works: Alumnae/i

13-Lori-Baker-coverLori Baker ’84, author of three story collections, published The Glass Ocean (Penguin Press, 2013), which received praise from Publishers Weekly.

Holly Barry ’85 published the children’s book Helen Keller’s Best Friend Belle (Albert Whitman & Company, 2013).

Rosemary Liss ’11 showcased her artwork in the exhibition “A Sacred Space” at Ancient Arts Wellness in Baltimore, Md., in October 2013.

Thomas Sanderson ’92, co-director and senior fellow at the Transnational Threats Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., co-authored “Terrorism’s shifting face” in the op-ed section of the Washington Post on August 5, 2013.

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