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).
Michael 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.
Francisco Fernandez de Alba, associate professor of Hispanic studies, authored “Party to the People: Heroin and the Spanish ‘Lost’ Generation,” a chapter in a collection of essays titled Toward a Cultural Archive of la Movida: Back to the Future (Fairleigh Dickinson, 2013).
Edward Gallagher, professor of French, published “‘Saint Adorata,’ a Translation of Apollinaire’s ‘Sainte Adorata’” in Metamorphoses, a Journal of Literary Translation (Fall 2013).
Andy Howard, professor of art, was elected to the board of directors at the Cape Cod Art Association in October 2013.
Eric Kelley, visiting instructor of anthropology, wrote a chapter titled “The Routinization of Improvisation in Avá-Guaraní Shamanic Leadership,” in The Anthropology of Religious Charisma: Ecstasies and Institutions (Macmillan, 2013). Kelley also presented the paper “Rethinking Primary Charisma: Avá-Guaraní Shamanic Leadership in Eastern Paraguay” on October 21, 2013, as part of the Fall 2013 Research Colloquium Series at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies.
Nancy Kendrick, professor of philosophy, presented two papers in October in Helsinki, Finland: “Activity and Passivity in Mary Astell’s Theory of Friendship” at the Women, Truth, and Action conference; and “Rules for the Dissolution of a Friendship: Aristotle and Wollstonecraft on Marriage and Virtue Friendship” at the University of Helsinki’s History of Philosophy Research Seminar.