Saint Anselm Faculty Publish Books
June 21, 2021
Three faculty members at Saint Anselm College have recently published books which emphasize their skills and areas of expertise: Professors Patrick Meighan, Ph.D., Romeo Melloni, Ph.D., and Sean Parr, Ph.D..
Patrick Meighan, Ph.D., English Department
Patrick Meighan’s “Mamicka: An Essay and Poems” was published in November 2020. Meighan explores his slavic roots through his writing and uses memories to create metaphors that draw in his audience. Meighan touches on an abundance of themes and memories such as genetics, Alzheimer's and his mother’s cooking. This collection of poems portrays personal struggles and hardships of losing someone to Alzheimer's and still carrying the memory of them through life.
Romeo Melloni, Ph.D., Fine Arts Department
Through the years, the creation and development of music composition has evolved. Today, music is mostly composed through computer programs. Melloni’s “Lessons from Leopold,” aims to show the importance of preserving the original art of music composition. His manual goes into step-by-step detail explaining the general principles and elements of musical structure.
Sean Parr, Ph.D.,Fine Arts Department Chair
Professor Sean Parr published his book the “Vocal Virtuosity: The Origins of the Coloratura Soprano in Nineteenth-Century Opera,” in May 2021. It presents the history of the 19th Century coloratura soprano through musicology, performance, and gender as well as dance. Parr uses this book to shine light on the importance of female singers and their contributions to opera during this time period.