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: 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...]

Publications, honors and creative works: Faculty

Alexander Bloom, professor of history, presented the following seminars and talks at the University of Rome in March 2013: “Route 66 and the Postwar Westward Expansion”; “John F. Kennedy and the New Frontier”; “America Views Europe, 1945–2013: From Inferiority to Superiority”; “‘The Personal Is Political, The Political Is Personal’: Understanding the 1960s”; and “American Nuclear Culture in the 1950s: Learning to Live (and Die) with the Bomb.” He also wrote a review for the American Historical Review (February 2013) of Stuart Henderson’s Making the Scene: Yorkville and Hip Toronto in the 1960s.

Barbara Brennessel, professor of biology, received a grant from the Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative (NBI) in February. She is conducting the research “Fine Scale Population Genetic Analysis of the Spotted Turtle” with student Lindsay Petrenchik ’13 and it will be presented at the NBI conference in May 2013.

Stephanie Burlington Daniels, associate professor of theatre, presented the solo show “Birth Breath Bride Elizabeth” at Wheaton on February 7 and at Emerson College on February 23. The Boston Globe featured the production by the company Sleeping Weazel, which was created by Professor Charlotte Meehan and is run in collaboration with Amanda Weir ’04, Adara Meyers ’08 and Jessica Foster ’05.

Tommasina Gabriele, professor of Italian studies, wrote the article “Beyond the Shadow of a Doubt: Lesbian Desire in Maria Rosa Cutrufelli’s Complice il dubbio,” published in the journal Italian Culture (March 2013).

Michael Gousie, computer science professor, wrote “The Case for 3D Visualization in DEM Assessment,” published in Advances in Spatial Data Handling: Geospatial Dynamics, Geosimulation and Exploratory Visualization (Springer, 2013). He also presented his work at the biennial International Symposium on Spatial Data Handling in Bonn, Germany, in August 2012.

Tim Harbold, associate professor of music, presented “Marching Along with Time: Songs by Irving Berlin 1935–1945,” a theatrical show in collaboration with Valerie Anastasio, Benjamin Sears and Bradford Conner. Performances took place in September 2012 and February 2013 at Wheaton, Follen Church in Lexington, Mass., and the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass. Harbold’s choral arrangement of “Marchin’ to Zion” was released by Santa Barbara Music Publishing in October 2012. Also in 2012, Harbold and Anastasio released “Give ’em the Oo-La-La,” a self-produced CD.

Eric Kelley, visiting instructor of anthropology, published the article “Yva Poty Rising: From the Ashes, a Cause for Hope,” in the Cultural Survival Quarterly (March 2013).