Rob Faleer has worked as professional academic librarian since 1977. He joined the University Libraries at Central Michigan University in 1979. Rob currently serves as the subject specialist and bibliographer for the Department of History, the Religion Area of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, the Department of Journalism, the School of Broadcast & Cinematic Arts, and in an interim capacity with the Department of Foreign Language, Literature and Culture. Rob also serves as the University Libraries’ liaison to the Student Disabilities Services.
Rob earned his Master of Science in Library Science from Wayne State University in 1977.
Selected Publications and Presentations
Faleer, Robert A. Church Woodwork in the British Isles, 1100-1535: An Annotated Bibliography. Lanham, MD; Toronto; Plymouth, UK: Scarecrow Press, 2009.
“Perilous Necessity: The Emergence of the Fortified Bastle House in 16th Century Northumberland.” Paper Presented in Kalamazoo, Michigan, at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts and Letters, “History” Section, March 10, 2017.
“The Profane Amongst the Holy: The Strange Imagery of the Green Man, the Wodewose and the Sheela-na-Gig in Medieval Churches of the British Isles.” Paper presented in Orlando, Florida, at the 33rd International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, “Visual & Performing Arts” Division, “Monstrous Nature” panel, March 23, 2012.
“The Devil and Master John Schourn: Devotional Imagery Commemorating a Miracle Attributed to the ‘Saint’ of North Marston.” Paper presented at the 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 15, 2010), Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan. “Cultural Connections in Medieval Britain, France, and Ireland” Session, organized and moderated by Dr. Michael Evans.
“The Ape Holding the Urine Flask: Satirical Anthropomorphic Animal Imagery in Medieval Misericord Carvings.” Paper presented in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the 27th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, sponsored by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, “The Fantastic in Popular Culture and Visual Arts” Division, “Signifying Nothing: Art, Ambiguity, and the Eternal” panel, March 17, 2006.
“Conflict and Defense in the Scottish and English Marches: 1249-1603.” Invited presentation made at the 48th Alma Highland Festival, Saturday, May 23, 2015. Sponsoring agencies: The Alma Highland Festival and the United States Branch of the Clan Macpherson Association.