An article by Robert Brill, associate
professor of psychology, has been published in the 2003
Human Resources Annual. Developed from a talk Bob gave
in 1999 at an International Federation of Training and Development
conference held at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, the article
is called Future Areas Beckoning Partnerships Between
Human Resource Professionals and Industrial/Organizational
Psychologists. It describes potential collaborations
in employee selection, training, and motivation as driven
by emerging business changes such as globalization, technology,
and worker values.
Jim Tyler, an adjunct instructor of
Latin at Moravian, was elected chairman of the Laura (Riding)
Jackson Board of Literary Management at the boards annual
meeting December 29 in St. Augustine, Florida. He also has
published an article on the Burgunder collection of George
Bernard Shaw materials at Cornell University in Bibliographical
Shaw, Vol. XX of Shaw: The Annual of Bernard Shaw
Studies. And he showed several of the prints and poetry
broadsides hand-set and hand-printed by his letterpress printing
company, Larch Tree Press, in the fall alumni art exhibit
at Moravian Academy.
Death in the Family
Dorothy May Tyler, professor emerita
of French and German at Moravian, died December 20 at the
age of 92. She taught for 12 years at the College (1963-75),
during which time she chaired the Foreign Language Department,
was faculty representative to the Board of Trustees for a
term, and won the Lindback Award for distinguished teaching.
She was the widow of George Tyler,
professor of classics emeritus, who died in 1998 and in whose
memory an award is given by the Division of Continuing and
Graduate Studies at each commencement.
She is survived by two daughters and two sons,
one of whom is Jim Tyler, adjunct instructor of Latin
at Moravian. (See note above.)
the history of medicine, a few pre-Freudian cases continue
to fascinate scholars of the field. One is that of Estelle,
a French girl whose dissociative disorder was treated by Dr.
Charles Humbert Antoine Despine in 1836-37.
Carole Brown, associate professor
of English, and Joanne Dangelmajer, associate professor
of French, are collaborating on a project about Estelle and
Despine, and they presented papers at the 19th annual fall
conference of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation,
November 9 in Baltimore, which was devoted to recent scholarship
on the Estelle case.
In response to Despines 1838 treatise
De LEmploi du magnetisme animal et des eaux minerales
dans le traitement des maladies nerveuses, suivi dune
observation très curieuse de guérison de neuropathie,
Joanne offered a paper, C.H.A. Despines Magnetic
Cure: Issues of Readership Yesterday and Today, which
explores issues that may have had an impact on what Despine
chose to report and not report. It grew out of research in
Paris and in departmental, municipal, and family archives
in Haute-Savoie, France.
Caroles paper, Empathic Engagement:
A Cautionary Tale of a Physician, contrasts Despines
respect for and orthogonal thinking about his patient Estelle,
which supported her ability and resources to cure herself,
with the analogous case of Elizabeth, a poor Irish maidservant
who was treated by a Dr. Elliotson of London. The doctor antagonized
Elizabeth, ruining the therapeutic bond with his subject and,
afterward, creating a lifelong breach with his university