Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Publications, honors and creative works: Faculty

Francisco Fernández de Alba, associate professor of Hispanic studies, presented the keynote address “1980s Madrid: The War on Drugs and the Transatlantic Conspiracy Theory” at the Levy-Wasteneys Graduate Symposium sponsored by the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Toronto (Canada) in March. He also presented “Of Bubbles and Islands: In Between Peripherality and the Iberian Atlantic” at the Centro de Estudios Canarias-América conference at Hunter College in New York in April.

Vicki Bartolini, professor of education, co-wrote the article “A Shift to Inquiry: The Heart of Effective Teaching and Professional Development for the 21st Century” in the New Educator (February). She also collaborated with Blakely Fetridge Bundy ’66 on the steering committee of TRUCE (Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children’s Entertainment) to publish seasonal screen-free play plans for families and teachers of young children.

Alexander Bloom, professor of history, presented the paper “Whatever Happened to the New York Intellectuals?” at Alfred Kazin: A Centennial Celebration, a conference at Wellesley College in May. He also presented the talks “‘Long Time Gone’: The Shifting Meanings of the 1960s Over the Last 50 Years” and “Making the Past Talk: Deriving Textured Meaning From Inanimate Documents?” to graduate students at the University of Rome in June. [Read more...]

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: 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: Faculty

Vicki Bartolini, professor of education, spoke on an international panel, “Shared Challenges, Shared Opportunities: How Countries Can Proactively Align Early Education to Promote Childhood and Family Health and Nutrition,” at the Global Challenges and Opportunities Facing Children, Youth and Families conference at Wheelock College in June. She also shared her Early STEM literacy video documentation project at a session with education leaders from around the world.

Alexander Bloom, professor of history, published the article “‘The Mainspring in This Country Has Been Broken’: America’s Battered Sense of Self and the Emergence of the Vietnam Syndrome” in Four Decades On: Vietnam, the United States, and the Legacies of the Second Indochina War (Duke University Press, June 2013). [Read more...]