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 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.

Professor of English Samuel Coale published the article “Conventional Persons Plural: Marriage, Madness, and Suburban Mayhem” about Alan Ayckbourn’s play Absurd Person Singular in Trinity Square (Fall 2010). He also wrote select book reviews for The Providence Journal, including one about art history professor R. Tripp Evans’s Grant Wood:  A Life (Alfred A. Knopf, 2010).

English professor Michael Drout published “Paradox: Tales of Hope” in The Last Man Anthology: Tales of Catastrophe, Disaster & Woe (Sword & Saga Press, 2010). His article “Department of What If: Would Hobbits Go On Strike?” also ran in the Washington Post (October 2010).

Tommasina Gabriele, Italian studies professor, published “An Apology for Lesbian Visibility in Italian Literary Criticism” in Italica (Summer 2010).

John Grady, William Isaac Cole Professor of Sociology, wrote “Exploring Society Visually”—15 online slideshow exercises to accompany publications from W.W. Norton (2010).

Professor of Art Andrew Howard published two new images in Cape Cod Life magazine and the Cape Cod Life 2011 calendar.

Prentice Professor of Philosophy Nancy Kendrick presented the paper ”Friendship and Friendlessness” at a conference on 18th-century women political thinkers at the Monash University Prato Centre in Italy (August 2010).

Meneely Professor of Biology John Kricher’s book A Neotropical Companion was translated into Spanish through the efforts of the American Birding Association and was distributed for free throughout Latin America.

Meneely Professor of Computer Science Mark LeBlanc co-authored “Bioinformatics and the Undergraduate Curriculum” in CBE—Life Sciences Education (2010). He also co-authored, along with computer science professors Michael Gousie and Thomas Armstrong, “Connecting Across Campus” in the “Proceedings of the 41st SIGCSE Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education,” in Milwaukee, Wis. (March 2010).

Assistant Professor of Anthropology Gabriela Torres has been elected to a leadership position on the American Anthropological Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession.

Javier Trevino, professor of sociology, wrote the introduction to Law and Morality by Leon Petrazycki (Transaction Publishers, 2010).