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Faculty Publications

This is a sample of list of works authored by some Wilkes faculty. *
For biographical information, click on professors' names.

Kristin C. Bewick, Ph.D.
  • Brainwave-R Rehabilitation Program: Cognitive: Cognitive Techniques and Strategies for Brain Injury Rehabilitation. (with K. Malia, M. Raymond and T. Bennett). Austin, TX: PRO-ED Publishers, 1997
  • Brainwave-R is a comprehensive cognitive rehabilitation program that is divided into five hierarchically graded modules: Attention, Visual Processing, Memory, Information Processing, and Executive Functions. The program includes an educational overview of rehabilitation theory and terminology, specific instructions for therapists/teachers, and client/student cognitive remediation exercises. The Brainwave-R series features 223 different exercises which aim to optimize the development of cognitive skills and strategies for individuals with mild to moderate brain injury. A metacognitive component for each exercise builds awareness of self-monitoring skills and helps to target individualized goals.

     

    Paola Bianco, Ph.D
    • Conversando con literatura. Wilkes-Barre, Panda Publications, 2013.
      Intended for advanced university Spanish language students, Conversando con literatura includes poetry, short stories and songs from a vast selection of Hispanic writers. The book is published by Panda Publications, a Wilkes-Barre, Pa.,-based publishing company founded and run by university professors.
       
    • Prisma: Análisis de textos en español. Wilkes-Barre, Panda Publications, 2008.
       
    • Introducción a la literatura española.  Mass: Focus Publishing, 2006.
       
    • Introduction to Latin American Literature. Newbury Port, MA: Focus Publishing, 2005.
      The book begins with the colonization of the New World and narrates to the end of modern times. Also includes the renowned contemporary author Isabel Allende. This study goes far beyond an anthology as it includes the history of each period of Latino American literature. 
    • Introduction to Spanish Literature. Newbury Port, MA: Focus Publishing, 2006. 
      Introducción a la literatura española begins with the study of medieval literature and follows through the progression until the modern literary movements.
    *  La casa de Bernarda Alba, Editor. A play by Federico García Lorca,
    *  San Manuel Bueno, Martír, Editor. a short novel by Miguel de namuno,   
    * El burlador de Sevilla, Editor. a play written by Tirso de Molina. 
    • Tra Ermestismo e Realismo: La poesia siciliana da Quasimoda a Cattafi ad Aliberti.
      Tra Ermestino e Realismo, written in Italian, focuses on three major Sicilian poets: Salvatore Quasimodo, Bartolo Cattafi, and Carmelo Aliberti. The book is founded a socio-political approach which presents three different historical and economical periods of Italy during the lives of the three authors. It is an historical survey that analyzes the works of minor poets such as Nino Pino, Vann'Anto, and Antonio Saitta. The chief figure is Quasimodo who reaches fame as a hermetic, but who towards the end of World War II becomes inspired by historical events, earning the critics' title of "social realist." The next chapter is dedicated to the poetry of Cattafi, who bears many similarities to Quasimodo's hermetic production. For both parts, the search for the word is of extreme importance. Cattafi's poems are often articulated in the form of protracted metaphors leading critics to define his language as "neobaroque." However, along with his idiosyncratic utterances about an existential crisis, his poems reveal a keen awareness of social problems that affect his native Sicily. The study of the poetic production of Carmelo Aliberti happens in the next to last division. After his debut as a hermetic poet, Aliberti emerges as a "social realist," a chronicler of his times, though never neglecting mythology. Chief among his themes is the poet's alma tellus and its age-old problems: unemployment, emigration, alienation, spiritual and ecological degradation, and consumerism. Aliberti's terse, highly tense style ranges from the elliptical, allusive verses of his hermetic phase to the jeremiads of his later years. 

     

    Carl J. Charnetski, Ph.D.

     

     

  • Feeling Good is Good For You. (with Francis Brennan), Rodale Press, 2003
  • Foggia: Bastogi, 1999
    The media love to report how sex, laughter, and other simple pleasures are good for you. But is inciting pleasure a legitimate medical prescription for boosting a person's immunity? Can you literally fight off infection with a smile? Researchers Carl Charnetski and Francis Brennan say yes, and in their work they present a convincing amount of evidence to support this comforting claim. Drawing on the results from hundreds of studies, including their own extensively publicized findings, the authors explain the science behind the connection between pleasure and the immune system, and suggest fun ways to receive its full benefits.



    Harold E. Cox, Ph.D.
  • A Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe (with Dennis P. Hupchick), New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996
  • Eastern European history is a difficult subject for Westerners to understand, partly because of the region's political, ethnic, and cultural diversity. A Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe addresses this need. In 50 two-color, full-page maps and facing page explanatory text, the atlas illustrates key moments in East European history, from the Middle Ages to the present. A Choice Outstanding Academic book for 1997.
  • The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe, (with Dennis P. Hupchick), 2nd ed., New York: Palgrave, 2001
  • Eastern European history is a difficult subject for Westerners to understand, partly because of the region's political, ethnic, and cultural diversity. The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe, revised and updated for this edition, addresses this need. In 52 two-color, full-page maps and facing page explanatory text, the atlas illustrates key moments in East European history, from the Middle Ages to the present.
  • The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Balkans (with Dennis P. Hupchick), New York: Palgrave, 2001
  • The dramatic, tumultuous and often tragic human events that erupted in the Balkan Peninsula following the collapse of communism between 1989 and 1991 have captured the Western world's attention throughout the 1990s. This book contains 50 color, full-page maps and extensive explanatory text to explore this often complicated and war-torn history. The maps not only illustrate the area's physical geography, but also the political development and key moments in Balkans history, in a way that is immediate and easy to understand.
  • The Wilkes University Historical Atlas: Millennial Edition,Wilkes-Barre, PA: Wilkes University Press, 1997
  • Trolleys in the Land of the Sky: Street Railways of Asheville, N.C. and Vicinity, (with David C. Bailey and Joseph M. Canfield), privately published, 2000
  • The Barber Car: Electric Traction's Ugly Duckling, privately published, 2002 
     



  • C. Richard Gillespie, Ph.D.
  • Papa Toussaint, New York: toExcel Press, 1998
  • Papa Toussaint is a docu-novel based on the last five years in the life of Toussaint Louverture. The story is narrated by Toussaint's adopted son, Placide.

    The black slave, Toussaint Louverture, a political child of the French Revolution, dreams of building in the French colony of Saint-Domingue - what is today Haiti - a modern nation in which people of all races would live in freedom and equality. To that end he turns a people in revolt into a disciplined army and with it defeats the French Royalists and drives the Spanish and English armies from the island. Through his military and political skills he maneuvers France into appointing him governor-general of the colony. It is at this point that the narrator begins his tale. Toussaint pursues his dream following a dangerous path beset on all sides with implacable enemies. With heavy personal sacrifice he prevails, unifying the island under his authority. But when Napoleon comes to power in France, Toussaint falls victim to the Corsican's dream of empire. It is a tale of military, political, psychological, and spiritual forces at war.



    John H. Hepp, IV, Ph.D.
  • (with Leonard Schlup) Selections from the Papers and Speeches of Warren G. Harding 1918-1923: The Twenty-Ninth President of the United States of America (The Edwin Mellen Press), 2008
  • The Middle-Class City: Transforming Space and Time in Philadelphia, 1876 - 1926. Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003
  • The classic historical interpretation of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in America sees this period as a political search for order by the middle class, culminating in Progressive Era reforms. In The Middle-Class City, the author examines transformations in everyday middle-class life in Philadelphia between 1876 and 1926 to discover the cultural roots of this search for order. By looking at complex relationships among members of that city's middle class and three largely bourgeois commercial institutions -- newspapers, department stores, and railroads -- the author finds that the men and women of the middle class consistently reordered their world along rational lines.



    Dennis P. Hupchick, Ph.D.
  • Culture and History in Eastern Europe, New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994
  • This work provides an approach towards understanding recent and current events in Eastern Europe. It presents arguments for the importance of culture in its most essential form - a particular group of people's basic perception of reality - as the continuous driving force underlying human actions. It is the interplay among various cultures over time that forms the determining factors that shape human development. The author describes the cultural complexities of Eastern Europe and Russia, giving the reader insight into how the region's inhabitants perceive their histories.
  • Culture and Chaos in Eastern Europe,New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995
  • Considers issues surrounding the collapse of communist rule and the return of independence in Eastern and Central Europe, such as the legacy of the habsburg empire; the cultural faultline of Bosnia-Hercegovina; and the instability of Poland's eastern borders.
  • Bulgaria, Past and Present: Transitions and Turning Points, (Editor with Donald L. Dyer), Volume 9 of Balkanistica, Special Edition, 1996
  • A collection of twenty-two articles by leading scholars in the field of Bulgarian studies, representing the partial proceedings of the 5th Joint Meeting of Bulgarian and North American Scholars held at the University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA, May 25-27, 1994).
  • A Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe (with Harold E. Cox), New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996
  • Eastern European history is a difficult subject for Westerners to understand, partly because of the region's political, ethnic, and cultural diversity. A Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe addresses this need. In 50 two-color, full-page maps and facing page explanatory text, the atlas illustrates key moments in East European history, from the Middle Ages to the present. A Choice Outstanding Academic book for 1997.
  • Hungary's Historical Legacies: Studies in Honor of Steven Bela Vardy, (Editor with R. William Weisberger), Boulder: CO: East European Monographs, 2000
  • A collection of nineteen articles by leading scholars in the fields of Hungarian political, cultural, economic, demographic, literary, and linguistic history honoring the distinguished Duquesne University historical scholar, Steven Bela Vardy, edited by two of his former graduate students. The articles address such issues as historiography, Hungarian immigration to the U.S., 18th-19th century political reforms, Hungarian-Soviet relations, the 1956 Revolution, and the Crown of St. Steven.
  • The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe, (with Harold E. Cox), 2nd ed., New York: Palgrave, 2001
  • Eastern European history is a difficult subject for Westerners to understand, partly because of the region's political, ethnic, and cultural diversity. The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe, revised and updated for this edition, addresses this need. In 52 two-color, full-page maps and facing page explanatory text, the atlas illustrates key moments in East European history, from the Middle Ages to the present.
  • The Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of the Balkans (with Harold E. Cox), New York: Palgrave, 2001
  • The dramatic, tumultuous and often tragic human events that erupted in the Balkan Peninsula following the collapse of communism between 1989 and 1991 have captured the Western world's attention throughout the 1990s. This book contains 50 color, full-page maps and extensive explanatory text to explore this often complicated and war-torn history. The maps not only illustrate the area's physical geography, but also the political development and key moments in Balkans history, in a way that is immediate and easy to understand.
  • The Balkans: From Constantinople to Communism, New York: Palgrave, 2002
  • The tragedies in Bosnia and Kosovo are often explained away as the unchangeable legacy of "centuries-old hatreds." In this richly detailed, expertly balanced chronicle of the Balkans across 15 centuries, the author sets a complicated record straight. Organized around the three great civilizations of the region - Western European, Orthodox Christian, and Muslim - this is a much-needed inclusive guide to the political, social, cultural, and religious threads of Balkan history - with a clear, convincing account of the reasons for nationalist violence and terror. A July 2002 History Book Club selection.



    J. Michael Lennon, Ph.D.
  • Norman Mailer: Works and Days (with Donna Pedro Lennon). Shavertown, PA: Sligo Press, 2000
  • This work is a comprehensive, heavily illustrated bio-bibliography chronicling the extraordinary career of one of America's greatest writers. It contains 1100 annotated and cross-referenced entries describing all of Mailer's published books, essays, letters, interviews, symposium contributions and ephemera. Also, it has a life chronology and over 40 photographs of Mailer and his family and friends, and a comprehensive, annotated secondary bibliography, an index and a preface by Mailer. It was selected by Choice Magazine as an 'outstanding academic title' for the year 2000.
  • The Spooky Art: Some Thoughts on Writing, by Norman Mailer. Editor. New York: Random House, 2003
  • This work is a collection of Mailer's insights on the art and craft of writing. Mailer discusses the rewards and trials of writing life in six chapters: Lit Biz, Craft, Philosophy, Genre and Giants. The volume, which is not for the beginning writer, contains a number of stand-alone essays and interviews and approximately 25% of the material is new. The bulk, however, comes from 190 different previously published items, most of them re-written for this occasion.



    Phyllis Weliver, Ph.D.
  • Women Musicians in Victorian Fiction, 1860 - 1900: Representations of Music, Science and Gender in the Leisured Home. Ashgate Publishing Company, 2000
  • For 19th-century society, music was a means by which women could display their gentility, education, their physical grace and express their 'selves'. Novelists were quick to employ this recognized way for women to project their personalities, and fictional scenes featuring women musicians served to reinforce or explore and challenge traditional views of the place of both women and music in society. Over the first half of the century, writers like Austen and Bronte confined their critiques to satirical portrayals of women musicians. Later, however, a marked shift occurred with the introduction of musical female characters who were positively to be feared. The stark boundaries between the musical 'angel' and the musical 'demon' became increasingly blurred, making more complex and fictional depiction of gender identities and sexuality.

    The author examines the reasons for this shift in her investigation of representations of female musicians in Victorian fiction from 1860-1900. Focusing on changing gender roles, musical practices and the framing of both of these in scientific discourses, the book explores how fictional notions of women musicians diverged from actual trends in music making. Studies of female musicians in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Mill on the Floss, Middlemarch, Daniel Deronda, The Woman in White, Lady Audley's Secret and Trilby reveal the extent to which novelists employed the language and ideas of Victorian science in their portrayal of music and gender. The author examines the perceived relationships between music and mesmerism, hypnotism, multiple consciousness, double personality, memory and theories of identity, and how these relationships are played out in Victorian fiction. In the simultaneously seductive and angelic Trilby. The author argues, we find a character who epitomizes Victorian society's fear and excitement at the contribution made by women toward its evolutionary future.

  • The Figure of Music in Nineteenth-Century Poetry. Editor. Ashgate Publishing Company, 2004
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    * This list does not represent the complete list of all faculty publications.

     

     

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