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And the Winner of Author Madness Tournament is…

The lights were low in Falvey Memorial Library as Mark Twain and William Shakespeare, two literary titans, two gentlemen of consummate wit and profound insight, entered the building for the final match in the library Author Madness tournament.


Posey Whidden (class of ?)

But in the words of another literary master (whoever wrote Mad Max 3: Beyond Thunderdome) “two men enter, one man leaves” in this high stakes competition. And that man happened to win by just a single vote!  With an ever-so-narrow victory of 42 votes to 41, Falvey Memorial Library is proud to announce that this year’s Author Madness champion is none other than Mr. William Shakespeare.

The Great Bard had some tough match-ups on his way to the title, including a game with Dr. Seuss that many expected he may not win, but in the end Shakespeare’s hold on the Western cannon proved persistent. Congratulations, Billy! We knew you had it in ya.

As an added bonus, students who voted in the final match were eligible for a raffle giveaway of a book by the winning author. This year’s prize winner is Posey Whidden. Posey will be receiving a handsome edition of the complete works of Shakespeare (1300 pages!), which we expect she’ll read in its entirety this summer. There’s nothing like King Lear for a little beach reading if you ask me.

Posey-2Thanks to everyone who voted in this year’s tournament and to all the readers of the Author Madness blog series. Be sure to check the library catalogs when you’re picking out summer books, and from everyone here at Falvey Memorial Library we’d like to wish you happy reading.

Corey Waite Arnold is a writer and intern on the Communication and Publications Team. He is currently pursuing an MA in English at Villanova University.

Image courtesy of the Encyclopedia of World Biography.


Mothers’ Day: Memorable Mothers from Literature

mother's dayMrs. Hopewell in Flannery O’Connor’s “Good Country People”; Sethe in Toni Morrison’s Beloved; Suyuan Woo, Lindo Jong, An-mei Hsu and Ying-ying St. Clair in Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club: literature provides countless examples of this family member who fills such a crucial role in our lives.

From the classics—Gertrude in Hamlet—to the contemporary—Mrs. Iselin in Richard Condon’s The Manchurian Candidatesome literary mothers offer unflattering illustrations. The Bible, however, presents positive role models. Jochebed made her heartrending choice to save her baby Moses’ life. St. Anne shared an uncommon bond with her daughter, Mary the mother of Jesus.

And our University’s patron saint, Augustine, had an exceptional mother: St. Monica. Her faith and her persistent dedication to her son convey a profound influence, as described in Augustine’s Confessions.

Has a mother from literature influenced you? Do you find any literary mothers particularly memorable? Please contribute your suggestions in our “comments” section.


A Misconception about “Cinco de Mayo”

Mexican flag

Wait!!  Before you make the mad dash to enjoy all those delicious salsa combos you made to kick off your annual “Cinco de Mayo” celebration, I have some little-known facts to share with you about this day.

If you thought Cinco de Mayo was Mexico’s Independence Day, you would be mistaken! Mexico’s Independence Day is September 16th. Yup, you heard me. It was on that September day, in 1810, Mexicans declared their independence from Spain, which had controlled the territory referred to as “New Spain,” since 1521 when Hernán Cortés conquered the Aztec Empire. If you plan to add Independence Day, aka “Grito de Dolores,” to your celebration list, be sure to check out the article in the Encyclopaedia Britannica[1] on Mexico’s struggles!

So what’s so great about the 5th of May? Although it is not an official holiday in Mexico, it does commemorate the Mexicans’ victory over the French on May 5, 1862, in the town of Puebla; thus, the holiday is called “El Día de la Batalla de Puebla,” and there are celebrations. The Mexican-American community, from the western states, began the observance shortly after the event. Ultimately, the day’s events evolved within the US as recognition of the Mexican culture and heritage.  Moreover, the U.S. Congress recently issued  resolutions[2] recognizing the historical significance of Cinco de Mayo. The Congressional Record, for the House of Representatives, recorded on June 7, 2005, a concurrent, non-binding resolution recognizing the historical significance of the day,[3]

Selected resources about “Cinco de Mayo”:

Arellano, Gustavo.  Interview by Michel Martin. Arts & Life.  Natl. Public Radio, 5 May

2011. NPR.org. Web. 29 Apr. 2013.

“Cinco de Mayo.” Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online Academic

Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica Inc., 2013. Web. 23 Apr. 2013.

Ganster, Paul. “Cinco de Mayo.” Encyclopedia of Latin American History and Culture.

Ed. Jay Kinsbruner and Erick D. Langer. 2nd ed. Vol. 2. Detroit: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2008. 413. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 23 Apr. 2013.

Hamnett, Brian. “Puebla, Battle and Siege of.” Encyclopedia of Latin American History

and Culture. Ed. Jay Kinsbruner and Erick D. Langer. 2nd ed. Vol. 5. Detroit: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2008. 401-402. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 23 Apr. 2013.

“Monthly Record of Current Events: Mexico.” Harper’s New Monthly Magazine. 25.146

(1862): 261. Making of America, 1815-1901. Web. 29 April 2013.

“News from San Francisco.” New York Times (1857-1922): 1. Jun 01 1862. ProQuest.

Web. 27 Apr. 2013.

Pérez, Daniel Enrique. “Cinco de Mayo.” Confluencia: Revista Hispánica de Cultura y

Literatura 27.1 (2011): 210+. Academic OneFile. Web. 23 Apr. 2013.

Recognizing Historical Significance Of The Mexican Holiday Of  Cinco De Mayo of

2007.  H.R. Con. Res. 44. 7 June 2005. Web.

Sue Ottignon is the subject librarian for romance languages and literatures.



The Final Four: an Author Madness Recap

Sean Devlin, '13

Sean Devlin, ’13

Hello and welcome back to the most exciting fake tournament in all of fake sports: Falvey Memorial Library’s Author March Madness. The sophisticated-looking pipe smoke has cleared and left us with just four remaining writers, ready and waiting to slug it out for a spot in the final match-up. This week we speak with guest analyst Adam Hembree, VU English Graduate student and Writing Center tutor.

CA: Adam, it was clear we were looking at a real bruiser in the Midwest between the legendary Dr. Seuss and some guy named … let me look it up real quick … oh right, William Shakespeare. This one was even closer than we expected—what did you think?

AH:  Do you hear it?

It’s the anguished silence of all the Whos in Whoville. Not even Horton can hear them now, for the tower of turtles has finally tumbled for dark horse Dr. Seuss’ (14) flamboozling run. To the good Doctor’s credit, he posed the first credible challenge to the Bard’s iambic dictatorship over Western Canon, rhyming valiantly to a one-vote defeat.

CA: I think Shakespeare should win on the merits of Gnomeo and Juliet alone. Now there’s a film that sounds the depth of the human spirit. On to the West, what did we see there?

AH: Buzzer-beating votes were the order of the week, as the much-anticipated match-up between J.R.R. Tokien (1) and C.S. Lewis (3) came down to the last battle. In the end, intricate politics, neo-linguistic triumphs, and an epic storyline were not enough to trump transparent allegory and Liam Neeson in lion form. Know thy audience, J.R.R.

CA: Sounds like you got a bit of a bias there, Adam, but as a LOTR fan I feel your pain. If Tolkien had won I was going to write this entire recap in Elvish, mellon. Your loss, blog readers! Tell me about the South.

AH: The Lost Generation lived up to its name in the Elite Eight as both Hemingway (2) and Fitzgerald (4) fell. It seems neither legend was aware of the contest, electing to continue getting tight on highballs instead of drumming up votes.

CA: Yup, they sure know how to knock ‘em back down there below the Mason Dixon. What do you think Twain’s advantage was over F. Scott in this last round?

AH: These are two inimitable classics, old sport. If it had been Gatsby and Huck Finn mano a mano in a book challenge, I have to think F. Scott would have had the edge. As it stands, Twain’s body of work gets ‘em young with Tom Sawyer and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (you know you’ve seen the TV movie). Plus, the dude is a veritable quote machine and has an unbeatable stache.

CA: He’d better hope this week’s votes were more than just lip service. What can voters expect to see in the coming match-ups?

AH: Ahead lies a Final Four showdown between Twain (3) and Harry Potter creator/billionairess J.K. Rowling (5). Rowling could not be reached for comment, despite being the only living competitor. Sybil Trelawney’s most recent prognostication was quite favorable for the Brit sensation, though Dick Vitale pointed out that the seer’s optimism was “greatly exaggerated, baby!”

The Final Four is shaping up to be quite the scholastic slobberknocker. Shakespeare vs. Lewis. Twain vs. Rowling.

CA: Definitely some titans here in the four, but I gotta think Shakespeare takes the whole thing. Anything he should watch out for against C.S. Lewis?

AH: Forgive me for sounding like a broken record here, but Lewis gets readers early. His direct prose and penchant for bold adventure really takes you back to the good ole days, sipping Surge while Mom reads aloud about dragons … lions … fauns …

CA: Adam? You were saying?

AH: Right! The point is, Shakespeare can nail this whole thing down for sure, but he needs to be wary of the nostalgia vote. Sure, these kids were all reading Romeo and Juliet in ninth grade, but many have painful associations with their introduction to Shakespeare. That could translate to votes against him rather than votes for the opposition. I’ve never heard of a “No Fear” edition of The Chronicles of Narnia, after all.

CA: What’s the celeb social media buzz like right now?

AH: Most folks are choosing to remain diplomatic. Hamlet (@99fardels), however, had this to say: “If the ‘ship comes down to Lewis and JK … I’m totes shuffling off this mortal coil. #done”

CA: Ominous words. I used to have him on Instagram, but I could only tolerate so many photos of his meals. Dude eats a lot of turkey legs. Thanks for chatting with us, Adam.

Readers, stick here for more information on the tournament, including a chance to win a prize during the championship round. And, as always, don’t forget to cast your vote!


Author March Madness Rolls On – Guest Analyst Predictions

bookatology graphicCA: Falvey Memorial Library’s bracketed author tournament advances into the Sweet Sixteen round this week. To talk about the match-ups, we’ve invited guest analyst and Outreach Librarian Darren Poley, who will also make his predictions for the round of eight.

Stay tuned here for future tournament updates, including more re-caps, and even news about a prize giveaway during the Final Four. As always, be sure to check out the poster on the first floor near the circulation desk to vote in these exciting match-ups. Take it away, Darren! 

DP: Book-atology voting is shaping up nicely at Falvey, but there have been some upsets.


In the East, Hemingway and Melville made it to the sweet sixteen over Conrad and Dostoyevsky respectively. Joyce rolled on without a hitch. But the real story is Rowling squeaking by Poe, when Poe had such a strong start over Flannery O’Connor in the first round. Who from the East do I think will make it into the elite eight? Because Melville is polarizing, I think Rowling will prevail, and Hemingway will muscle his way past Joyce. The powerhouses will dominate the darlings of the literati, just like they did in the first round when Milton, Thoreau, and Charlotte Bronte went down.


The South is a different story where the edgier writers (Shelley, Salinger, Kafka, and Woolf) were beaten handily. I see real fights brewing in the matchups of Austen vs. Twain and Fitzgerald vs. Dickens. I think media exposure like the Lizzie Bennett Diaries and the Gatsby film deal will help, and even though Austen was seeded second and Fitzgerald fourth, I think the dynasties of Dickens and Twain will be too hard to beat in the end. I predict however it is going to be close, in fact perhaps too close to call beforehand, especially for Austen who is amazingly resilient.


After Dr. Seuss’ phenomenal display in the early rounds, in the Midwest; I predict Orwell will not make it to the elite eight. The other head-to-head in the sweet sixteen of Oscar Wilde vs. the Bard will be the biggest battle of the season. In the end I think because of Shakespeare’s dominance in the game and because folks love the way he keeps things ‘old school’ means Wilde is going down. This would have Shakespeare vs. Seuss going toe-to-toe in a matchup made in college vs. nursery heaven.


I see the seeding still holding true in the West. Tolkien seed number one will take out the upstart, Bradbury. C.S. Lewis the number three seed will defeat Christie even though she will give him a run for his money. The win of Tolkien over Dante and Bradbury over Faulkner in the last round however created quite a stir. Fantasy & sci-fi trounced pathos. I see Fantasy crushing sci-fi and mystery in the elite eight.

Overall I see the elite eight being the elegant eight with the classics dominating, except for the now popular Rowling and Seuss continuing to be the newcomers to watch due to their appeal.

(Click here to see the original bracketed authors.)



I Am the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25): An Easter Celebration from Special Collections

Easter I am the Resurrection posterAlthough somewhat smaller than the usual exhibitions presented by Special Collections, “I Am the Resurrection and the Life (John 11:25): An Easter Celebration from Special Collections” is a broadly based display which appeals to viewers on several levels; visual, intellectual and spiritual. Designed by Laura Bang, Special and Digital Collections curatorial assistant, she and Michael Foight, Special and Digital Collections coordinator, mounted the exhibit, which will remain on display through April 10. Joanne Quinn, graphic designer, created posters and other graphics.

In her introduction to the exhibit Bang says, “Easter is considered by many to be the most important observance of the Christian year. … This exhibit highlights some of the materials in Falvey Memorial Library’s Special Collections that pertain to Easter and spring celebrations.” In the same tall vertical case are two small books, The Easter Book of Legends and Stories (PN6071.E2H30), selected by Alice Isabel Hazeltine and Elva Sophronia Smith and illustrated by Pamela Bianco, and Easter Garland (GT4935.L6) by Priscilla Sawyer Lord and Daniel J. Foley provide secular material about Easter: the “Easter Rabbit” and “Foods of the Easter Season.” At the bottom of this case is a colorful poster, “An Easter Celebration from Special Collections,” and two books: Festivals & Rituals of Spain (GT4862.A2G37 1994) by Cristina Garcìa Rodero and The Temple: Sacred Poems & Private Ejaculations by George Herbert, a seventeenth century poet. Festivals… is opened to a colorful double page photograph. The Temple shows “Easter Wings,” concrete poetry in which the text forms a shape which, according to Bang, is “as important an element as the verses themselves.”

Easter Biblia Latina GutenbergThe next case houses a single large volume, a Biblia Latina, more commonly known as the Gutenberg Bible. The Biblia Latina on exhibit is a facsimile, one of only 1,000 printed in the United States in 1961. The original Biblia Latina or Gutenberg Bible was printed by Johannes Gutenberg in Mainz, Germany, in the 1450s using movable type, the first important book printed this way. This Bible began the age of printed books; only 48 copies or partial copies survive. The facsimile is opened to the beginning of the book of Acts “which describes Jesus’ appearance to the Apostles after his Resurrection…,” says Bang. Although the Bible was printed, the colorful decorations continue the tradition of hand-illuminated manuscripts. The colorful decorations on the right-side page are truly spectacular.

Another case also houses a single volume and another facsimile: Evangeliorum Quattuor Codex Cenannensis, known as the Book of Kells. The original Kells was probably written and decorated c.800 at a monastery at Kells, Ireland. Today it is housed in the library of Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. The Book of Kells, a richly illuminated work on vellum (calf skin), contains the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. It was likely intended to be used at the monastic church’s altar. Special Collections’ facsimile is opened to show two of the many illustrations, a colorful Christ in Majesty framed in elaborate Celtic interlace and a cross carpet page. Cross carpet pages are full page cross designs without text; this one incorporates eight circles and is filled with Celtic interlace. These two pages are part of St. Matthew’s Gospel.

On the far right is a case which houses three works: a bound volume of the The Villanova Monthly, the predecessor to the Villanovan; Robert Browning’s Christmas-eve and Easter-day, a book of poetry opened to “Easter-Day” and Little Pollys Pomes [sic], written by T. A. Daly in a child’s voice, showing Polly’s poem, “Easter.” The April 1893 Villanova Monthly  features a full page poem, “He Is Risen!” by R.A.G.

Easter Missale Romanum 1Two additional cases complete the exhibit. One houses three books, two small and the large Missale Romanum (Roman Missal). A Roman Missal is a liturgical book with the texts used in the celebration of the Roman Catholic Mass. The Missale Romanum on display was printed in Antwerp, Belgium, in 1773. It is open to the pages showing on the left Resurrection and on the right the text for the Easter Sunday (Resurrection Day) Mass. One small book, The Lenten Monitor: Or, Moral Reflections and Devout Aspirations on the Gospel: For Each Day From Ash-Wednesday to Easter Sunday, was written by Pacificus Baker, an eighteenth century English Minorite friar; this volume was published in 1834. This book is opened to “Baker’s reflections on Palm Sunday ….” The small book to the right of the Missale Romanum is The Christian Year: Thoughts in Verse for the Sundays and Holydays Throughout the Year. Written by John Keble, a poet and churchman, it was published in 1874 and is open to a poem about Good Friday and a sepia Crucifixion. Although this work is in Special Collections, there is another volume available for circulation (PR4839.K15 C4 1856).

The final case houses a Biblia Sacra Polyglotta…, two volumes published c.1800. The volume on exhibit is open to Luke 23 – 24, the verses telling of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. Bang says, “A polyglot book displays side-by-side blocks of the same text in several languages. This edition contains text in Greek, English, Hebrew, Latin Vulgate, German, French, Italian and Old Spanish.”

With works both sacred and secular, this is an exhibit well worth viewing and contemplating.

Alice Bampton is an digital image specialist and senior writer on the Communication and Publications Team.


Literary Titans Clash in Library’s March Madness!

bookatology graphicAuthor March Madness is underway in Falvey Memorial Library! Students and staff have placed first-round votes for their favorite authors in our bracketed tournament, posted on the first floor of the Library. The tournament is now entering its second round, so make sure to check out the poster and vote for your favorite author.

The first round votes rolled in strong, proving that the Villanova community has a true lust for literature, and also that they may now know how a tally system works (seven tally marks with a slash through it? C’mon guys.) In case you missed the first round, here’s a recap of the major match-ups and upsets by region:


Joseph Heller, hoping to razzle-dazzle with his moves in the low post(modern), was absolutely trounced by William Shakespeare, a number one seed and heavy favorite in the tournament. Heller lost 12-3. All best to Billy Shakes anon—I see him making it to the Final Four, no sweat.

The matchup between John Steinbeck and Dr. Seuss proved particularly contentious, with Dr. Seuss advancing with an 8-6 victory. Did you know that Dr. Seuss actually penned his own version of The Grapes of Wrath? Just kidding, that’s a lie.

Orwell squared off against Eliot in a battle of the Georges. Orwell took the match 10-4, and during Women’s History Month!  We should all be ashamed of ourselves.


Ayn Rand proved weak against Dante when she couldn’t go left. The classic poet won the match-up 11-1, the most lopsided victory in the tournament thus far.

Kentucky-boy Hunter S. Thompson pulled a major upset over Yasnaya Polyana-boy Leo Tolstoy, defeating the Russian heavy hitter by a single vote. When reached for commentary, Thompson slurred something about vultures. It was beautiful.


All eyes were on the Dickens/Morrison game. Morrison somehow entered the tournament with a 16 seed, creating this overpowered first round match-up. It was close, but Dickens squeaked by, 7 votes to Morrison’s 6.

The Brothers Grimm had their Cinderella story cut short by Jane Austen, who advances to face Mary Shelley in round two. I’m rooting for Shelley in this one, but my prediction is that Austen will take it by a landslide.


The East is absolutely stacked this year, making for some fine first round match-ups between some major American icons.  Fitzgerald beat Richard Wright 12-2 and omigod speaking of icons you guys, can you believe Leo is playing Gatsby in the upcoming film?!?  So American-dreamy.

Aldous Huxley pulled an unfortunate match-up against J.K. Rowling, a heavy tournament favorite. J.K. Rowling took it 12-8. Huxley would totally be a Hufflepuff, by the way. What a nerd.

So there you have it—be sure to stay tuned to the Library News blog for further re-caps and updates. Now get out there and cast your vote for the second round!

Graphic Design by Joanne Quinn

Corey Waite Arnold is a writer and intern on the Communication and Publications Team. He is currently pursuing an MA in English at Villanova University.


Explore Feminist Theology During Women’s History Month

By Darren G. Poley, theology and religious studies subject librarian

If you were to search by subject in Falvey’s catalog using the term “Feminist theology,” it would be clear that this is a subject heading which will give good results—too many perhaps. So using a more specific descriptor such as “Ecofeminism” or “Womanist theology” may be the way to go. One can also find additional materials by searching a related subject term. Some examples are “Liberation theology,” “Feminist ethics,” “Feminism Religious aspects,” “Women and religion” and “Women’s studies.”

Although the New Catholic Encyclopedia has an article on “Feminist Hermeneutics,” to find works of biblical interpretation by feminist authors it is better to use the subject phrase: “Bible Feminist criticism.” And instead of Latina theology use the broader subject heading: “Hispanic American theology.”

What about searching databases for articles? When searching in the ATLA Religion database, ProQuest Central, JSTOR or Humanities Full Text database, the search phrase “Feminist theology” will work very well. When searching Project Muse, enter the terms “Feminism” and “Theology” using the AND operator to combine them.

There are also some very good handbooks in the Falvey West stacks: The Oxford handbook of feminist theology, Handbook of Latina/o theologies and Handbook of gender and women’s studies. Falvey has The Cambridge companion to feminist theology available in both print and online formats.

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Faculty Publications Highlighted in Falvey’s Community Bibliography


The Community Bibliography is a celebration of Villanova University community authors and scholars past, present and future.

According to the official Falvey Memorial Library website, the community bibliography takes the form of an “open repository of the entire published output of the Villanova University community. This extensive database offers a detailed view of our proud scholarly heritage, from our community’s historical publications of the 19th Century to the cutting edge research of today.”

You can access this collection by entering search terms in the box provided on the official bibliography access page or browsing  College or academic department.

To give you an idea of the scope of this collection, see the list below of 2012 faculty publications.

Arts and Sciences

Scott, Mark (2012). Journey Back to God: Origen on the Problem of Evil. New York: Oxford University Press.

NagyZekmi, Silvia, & Hollis, Karen (eds) (2012). Global academe: engaging intellectual discourse. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Barrett, David, & Holland, Max (2012). Blind over Cuba: The Photo Gap and the Missile Crisis. College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press.

Wieder, R. Kelman, Vile, Melanie, Scott, Kimberli, Brault, Erin, Harris, Michelle, & Mowbray, Stephen B. (2012). Disturbance and the peatland carbon sink in the Oil Sands Administrative Area. In Dale Vitt & Jagtar Bhatti (Eds.), Restoration and Reclamation of Boreal Ecosystems: Attaining Sustainable Development (pp. 13-22). New York: Cambridge University Press.

McCall, Timothy (2012). Pier Maria’s Legacy: (Il)legitimacy, Inheritance, and Rule of Parma’s Rossi Dynasty. In Katherine A. McIver (Ed.), Wives, Widows, Mistresses, and Nuns in Early Modern Italy: Making the Invisible Visible through Art and Patronage (pp. 33-54). Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

Barnett, Christopher (2012). Henri de Lubac: Locating Kierkegaard Amid the ‘Drama’ of Nietzschean Humanism. In Jon Stewart (Ed.), Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources, Volume 10, Tome III: Kierkegaard’s Influence on Theology – Catholic and Jewish Theology (pp. 97-110). Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

Barnett, Christopher (2012). Erich Przywara: Catholicism’s Great Expositor of the ‘Mystery’ of Kierkegaard. In Jon Stewart (Ed.), Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources, Volume 10, Tome III: Kierkegaard’s Influence on Theology – Catholic and Jewish Theology (pp. 131-154). Burlington, VT: Ashgate.

Hirschfeld, Mary (2012). Culture as the Locus for Economic Relation. In Daniel K. Finn (Ed.), The Moral Dynamics of Economic Life: An Extension and Critique of Caritas in Veritate (pp. 69-71). New York: Oxford University Press.

Hirschfeld, Mary (2012). Expanding the Economic Paradigm of Development. In Daniel K. Finn (Ed.), The Moral Dynamics of Economic Life: An Extension and Critique of Caritas in Veritate (pp. 94-97). New York: Oxford University Press.

Hirschfeld, Mary (2012). The Ambiguities of Accessible Language. In Daniel K. Finn (Ed.), The Moral Dynamics of Economic Life: An Extension and Critique of Caritas in Veritate (pp. 116-117). New York: Oxford University Press.

Moreland, Anna Bonta, & Curran, James (eds.) (2012). New Voices in Catholic Theology. New York: The Crossroad Publishing Co.

Gentles-Peart, Kamille, & Hall, Maurice (eds.) (2012). Re-constructing Place and Space: Media, Culture, Discourse and the Constitution of Caribbean Diasporas. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars.

Wilson, James Matthew (2012). The Fugitive and the Exile: Theodor W. Adorno, John Crowe Ransom, and The Kenyon Review. In John D. McIntyre (Ed.), Rereading the New Criticism (pp. 83-104). Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press.

Hadley, Judith (2012). 2 Chronicles 32:30 and the water systems of pre-exilic Jerusalem. In Mark J. Boda (Ed.), Let us go up to Zion :  essays in honour of H.G.M. Williamson on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday (pp. 273-284). Leiden: Brill.

Giesburg, Judith (2012). Orphans and Indians: Pennsylvania’s Soldiers’ Orphan Schools and the Landscape of Postwar Childhood. In James Marten (Ed.), Children and Youth During the Civil War era (pp. 188-205). New York: New York University Press.

Godzieba, Anthony (2012). Quaestio Disputata: The Magisterium in an Age of Digital Reproduction. In Richard R. Gaillardetz (Ed.), When the Magisterium Intervenes: The Magisterium and Theologians in Today’s Church (pp. 140-153). Collegeville, MN: Michael Glazier.

DeFina, Robert, & Hannon, Lance (2012). Cruel and Unusual: The True Costs of Our Prison System. In James A. Crone (Ed.), 15 Disturbing Things We Need to Know (pp. 83-92). Los Angeles: Sage Publications.

Schofield, Mary Anne (2012). Manning Coles: The Intermodernism Of Espionage Fiction. In Robert Lance Snyder (Ed.), Espionage Fiction: The Seduction of Clandestinity (pp. 55-72). Vashon Island, WA: Paradoxa.

Villanova School of Business

Avery, Derek R., McKay, Patrick F., & Roberson, Quinetta (2012). Managing Diversity Means Managing Differently: A Look at the Role of Racioethnicity in Perceptions of Organizational Support. In Jacqueline A-M. Coyle-Shapiro, Lynn M. Shore, and Lois E. Tetrick (Eds.), The Employee-Organization Relationship: Applications for the 21st Century (pp. 509-532). New York: Routledge.

Liberatore, Matthew, & Miller, Tan (2012). Supply chain planning: practical frameworks for superior performance. New York: Business Expert Press.

Doh, Jonathan, & Oetzel, Jennifer (2012). Reconceptualizing the MNE-Development Relationship: the Role of Complementary Resources. In Alain Verbeke & Hemant Merchant (Eds.), Handbook of Research on International Strategic Management (pp. 451-471). Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Quinn, Dennis, Schindler, Martin, & Toyoda, A. Maria (2012). Measurements of Capital and Financial Current Account Openness. In Gerard Caprio (Ed.), The Evidence and Impact of Financial Globalization (pp. 15-34). Boston: Academic Press.

Kozup, John, Taylor, Charles R., Capella, Michael L., & Kees, Jeremy (2012). Sound Disclosures: Assessing When a Disclosure Is Worthwhile. Journal of Public Policy & Marketing: Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 313-322. doi: 10.1509/jppm.12.047


McCarthy, Leslie Myers, Park, Seri, & Mensching, David (2012). Development of a Warm Mix Asphalt Technology Evaluation Program (NCHRP 20-07/Task 311). AASHTO Standing Committee on Highways, Transportation Research Board.

Miller, Steven P., Dunlap, Brett I., & Fleischer, Amy S. (2012). Cation Coordination And Interstitial Oxygen Occupancy In Co-Doped Zirconia From First Principles. Solid State Ionics 227, 66-72.

Muske, Kenneth, Ashrafiuon, Hashem, Nersesov, Sergey, & Nikkhah, Mehdi (2012). Optimal Sliding Mode Cascade Control for Stabilization of Underactuated Nonlinear Systems. Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control 134(2), 021020 (11 pages). http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4005367

Crawford, Robert, Nathan, Rungun, Wang, Liyun, & Wu, Qianhong (2012). Experimental Study On The Lift Generation Inside A Random Synthetic Porous Layer Under Rapid Compaction. Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science 36, 205-216. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.expthermflusci.2011.09.014

Caverly, Robert (2012). Microwave and RF p-i-n Diode Model for Time-Domain Simulation. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques 60(7), 2158-2164. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TMTT.2012.2195024


Perrin Ross, Amy, & Smeltzer, Suzanne (2012). “Nursing Management of the Patient with Multiple Sclerosis”. American Association of Neuroscience Nurses, AANN and ARN Clinical Practice Guideline Series.

Sharts-Hopko, Nancy (2012). Health care reform: what does it mean for people living with HIV infection? Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 23(2), 107-110. doi: 10.1016/j.jana.2011.07.003

Capriotti, Theresa, & Sheerin, Sara (2012). HAART Medications: Clinical Implications for the Older Adult. The Clinical Advisor, 15(5), 23-29.

Mariani, Bette A. (2012). Our Ethical Responsibility in the Transition to Practice for New RNs. Pennsylvania Nurse, 67(2), 4-7.

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Proofreading Project Gutenberg – Bolax: Imp or Angel-Which?

If you have ever read a classic book in an electronic format, especially if you didn’t have to pay for it, there’s a good chance you were enjoying the fruits of Project Gutenberg. Since the early 1970s, Project Gutenberg has been converting out-of-copyright texts into electronic formats and making them freely available. Since March of 2012, the Digital Library team has been contributing some of their digitized titles to Project Gutenberg. One of the latest of our books to be made available as a Project Gutenberg e-book is Bolax: Imp or Angel–Which? by Mrs. Josephine Culpeper. (We think the title alone would stir your curiosity.)

Previous titles we have featured and proofread are Atchoo!, How to Fence, The Brighton Boys in the Trenches and the list goes on.

Visit the Blue Electrode Blog to find out more about the Distributed Proofreaders Project and to follow Falvey’s participation in this project.

By Demian Katz, Laura Bang, and Luisa Cywinski


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