English professor has books published

Greenwood Publishing Group in Connecticut has published "The 1960s" by Dr. Edward J. Rielly of Westbrook, professor of English at Saint Joseph's College in Standish. The book offers an in-depth look at changes in American culture and society during the controversial '60s. Throughout his book, Rielly explores aspects of popular culture, including feminism, civil rights, fashion and art.

Rielly also edited "Baseball and American Culture - Across the Diamond," published this summer by The Haworth Press in New York. The book traces baseball's impact on American life by tracing its influences all the way up through the present day. A collection of essays, the book covers a wide range of topics, including player-management relations, the struggle for racial equality and fans of the game. Dr. Rielly also authored an earlier work, "Baseball: An Encyclopedia of Popular Culture."

Rielly has contributed articles on the Negro Leagues, Jackie Robinson, Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Satchel Paige to The Encyclopedia of African-American Relations . This summer, he delivered a paper, "Playing Catch Inverted: August Wilson's Fences and Other Departures from Baseball's Cultural Stereotypes," at the Fifteenth Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, held at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y.
Dr. Rielly is also a published poet and has signed a contract with Greenwood Press to write a biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

September 15, 2003 Contact: Charmaine Daniels at (207) 893-7723 or e-mail cdaniels@sjcme.edu