Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts

Four professors receive NEH awards

Four Wheaton professors have been awarded more than $200,000 in grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Professors Michael Drout (and his research team members), Yuen-Gen Liang, John Partridge and Kathryn Tomasek will receive funding to support research, the creation of a new course, a digital encoding initiative, and an ongoing computerized text analysis project. [Read more...]

Publications, honors and creative works: Faculty

Michael Drout, professor of English, published the article “The Cynewulf of Albert S. Cook: Philology and English Studies in America,” in English Studies (2011). Also, the article he co-wrote with professors Mark LeBlanc (computer science) and Michael Kahn (mathematics), and Christina Nelson ’11, “Of Dendrogrammatology: Lexomic Methods for Analyzing the Relationships among Old English Poems,” was published in the Journal of English and Germanic Philology (2011). [Read more...]

Publications, honors and creative works

Keiter Professor of History Alexander Bloom’s review of Framing the Sixties: The Use and Abuse of a Decade from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush by Bernard von Bothmer appeared in the Journal of American History (December 2010). He also presented the lecture “‘I Want My Country Back’: Barack Obama, the Tea Party, and the Battle for the Meaning of America,” at the Istituto Universitario Orientale in Naples, Italy, and at the Università di Roma Tre in Rome (March 2010).

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Publications, honors and creative works: Faculty

Keiter Professor of History Alexander Bloom co-edited the third edition of “Takin’ It To The Streets”: A Sixties Reader, the comprehensive collection of primary documents from the 1960s (Oxford University Press).

Rick Britto, visiting instructor of music in performance, in November released a new CD titled In the Sky on iTunes. The CD was featured on allaboutjazz.com as “download of the week.”

Delvyn Case, assistant professor of music, has completed a commission from the Portland (Maine) Symphony Orchestra for their 2010–2011 KinderKonzert season. His Christmas overture “Rocket Sleigh” was performed in December by 15 orchestras across the country. He was also a featured presenter at the annual meeting of the Society for the Arts in Religious and Theological Studies at the national conference of the American Academy of Religion in Atlanta, where he presented examples of his sacred compositions. The December issue of the National Opera Association’s Sacred in Opera journal was devoted entirely to his essay “Punk Opera as Spiritual Vocation,” describing his 2008 opera The Prioress’s Tale. [Read more...]