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Around Tappan Square

Profs Who Publish
by Courtney Mauk '03

Oberlin's faculty and staff members are a prolific bunch; nearly 30 have had books published since January 2000 in topics ranging from poetry and short stories to literary studies, quantum mechanics, music educa- tion, and Mexican history. The works were featured at a campus reception in December hosted by the Friends of the Oberlin College Library.

Event coordinator and author Anne Trubek '88, assistant professor of rhetoric and composition, says that the Friends-sponsored reception was the first public recognition of Oberlin authors, in part because it has been difficult to compile a complete list in past years. The authors appreciated the effort; many brought their families and mingled with students amid the elegant displays of books.

"This was a really good way for people at Oberlin who actively produce scholarship to meet each other and to view each other's work," says Anuradha Needham, professor of English and author of Using the Master's Tools: Resistance and Literature of the African and South Asian Diasporas.

"It brought together faculty who could put faces to names to products, and thus created an opportunity to discover the interests of other faculty members," says author John Pearson, Young-Hunter Professor of art and co-chair of the department. "The notion to highlight formally the scholarly production of faculty is a long-overdue idea."

At the event, Ray English, director of libraries, remarked on the "extraordinary productivity of the faculty and staff." He also stressed the importance of the Friends of the Library, which provides vital funding for faculty needs and library collections.

Oberlin College Faculty and Staff-Authored Books, 2000-2002



Book Title

Publisher and Date

Ann Cooper Albright

Associate Professor, Theater and Dance

Moving History/Dancing Cultures

University of Wesleyan Press, 2001

Christa Champion, Editor

Women’s Basketball Coach

Girls Got Game: Sports Stories and Poems

Henry Holt & Co., 2001

Dan Chaon

Assistant Professor, Creative Writing

Among the Missing

Ballantine, 2001

Pat Day

Associate Professor, English

Vampire Legends in Contemporary America: What Becomes a Legend Most

University of Kentucky Press, 2002

Michel Debost

Professor, Flute

The Simple Flute

Oxford University Press, 2002

Kay Edwards, et al

Assistant Professor, Music Education

Prelude to Music Education

Prentice-Hall, 2002

Joanne Erwin, et al

Chair, Music Education

Prelude to Music Education

Prentice-Hall, 2002

Sebastiaan Faber

Assistant Professor, Hispanic Studies

Exile and Cultural Hegemony: Spanish Intellectuals in Mexico, 1939-1975

Vanderbilt University Press, 2002

Dorit Ganson

Assistant Professor, Philosophy

The Explanationist Defense of Scientific Realism

Garland Press, 2001

Suzanne Gay

Associate Professor, East Asian Studies

The Moneylenders of Late Medieval Kyoto

University of Hawaii Press, 2001

Daniel J. Goulding

Professor Emeritus, Theater Arts

Liberated Cinema: The Yugoslav Experience, 1945-2001

Indiana University Press, 2002

Jessica Grim

Reference Librarian, Instruction Coordinator



David Kamitsuka

Associate Professor, Religion

Theology and Contemporary Culture

Cambridge University Press, 2000

Jody Kerchner, et al

Associate Professor, Music Education

Prelude to Music Education

Prentice-Hall, 2002

John Knight, et al

Professor, Music Education

Prelude to Music Education

Prentice-Hall, 2002

Wendy Kozol, Editor

Associate Professor, Women’s Studies

Haunting Violations: Feminist Criticism and the Crisis of the "Real"

University of Illinois Press, 2001

Haipeng Li, Editor

Reference Librarian, Outreach Coordinator

Proceedings of the International Conference on Academic Libraries in the New Millennium

Yunnan University, 2002

Katherine Linehan

Professor, English

Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: A Norton Critical Edition

Norton & Co., 2002

Patricia Mathews

Associate Professor, Art History

Passionate Discontent: Creativity and Gender in French Symbolist Art

University of Chicago, 2000

Charles McGuire

Assistant Professor, Musicology

Elgar's Oratorios: The Creation of an Epic Narrative

Ashgate, 2002

Laurie Hovell McMillin

Assistant Professor, Rhetoric and Composition

English in Tibet, Tibet in English: Self-Preservation in Tibet and the Diaspora

Palgrave, 2001

T.S. McMillin

Associate Professor, English

Our Preposterous Use of Literature: Emerson and the Nature of Reading

University of Illinois Press, 2000

Anuradha Needham

Professor, English

Using the Master's Tools: Resistance and Literature of the African and South Asian Diasporas

St. Martin's Press, 2000

Tom Newlin

Associate Professor, Russian

The Voice in the Garden: Andrei Bolotov and the Anxieties of Russian Pastoral

Northwestern University Press, 2001

David Orr

Professor, Environmental Studies

The Nature of Design: Ecology, Culture and Human Intention

Oxford University Press, 2002

Elena Osokina

Visiting Assistant Professor, History

Our Daily Bread: Socialist Distribution and the Art of Survival in Satlin's Russia

Sharpe, 2000

Laszlo Scholz, Editor

Professor, Hispanic Studies

Los avatares de la flecha

Universidad de Salamanca, 2002

Dan Styer

Professor, Physics

The Strange World of Quantum Mechanics

Cambridge University Press, 2000

Yasser Tabbaa

Visiting Assistant Professor, Art History

The Transformation of Islamic Art during the Sunni Revival

University of Washington Press, 2000

Anne Trubek

Associate Professor, Rhetoric and Composition

Writing Material: Readings from Plato to the Digital Age

Longman, 2002

Linda Weintrab

Luce Professor, Emerging Arts

In The Making: Creative Options in Contemporary Art

Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.,2003

David Young

Professor, English

At The White Window

Ohio State University Press, 2000

Sandra Zagarell, Editor

Professor, English

The Heath Anthology of American Literature, 4th Edition

Houghton Mifflin, 2001