Our Faculty

Lisa M. Stepanski

Associate Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences; Professor of English


Contact Information

617-735-9774


Office Hours

Office: Administration Building, Room 326-A

Office hours: By appointment

Education

Ph.D., University of New Hampshire; M.A., B.A., Boston College


Bio

I consider myself very fortunate that my professional life is centered around two activities I have always loved: reading and writing. As Bacon says, " Reading maketh a full man." So many books, so little time. And so I spend a great deal of time in my classes encouraging students' awareness of how their own literacy shapes their relationships with the many texts of the world: books, television, movies, advertising, other people. At the heart of the Emmanuel English department's mission is the belief that all the world's a text - a highly persuasive one at that. An Emmanuel English major helps students to become savvy consumers of the many messages that we read every day and to make smart, ethical choices regarding the use of language.


  • "'Like Sportive Birds': The Girl Aviators Series and the Culture of Flight in America, 1911-1912." Journal of Popular Culture (peer-reviewed), Aug. 2012, vol. 45, issue 4
  • The Home Schooling of Louisa May Alcott: How Her Father and Mother Educated an American Writer. Mellen Press, 2011
  • Book Review of From Birdwomen to Skygirls: American Girls' Aviation Stories, Journal of Popular Culture, Dec. 2010 
  • Book Review of Women, Wellness and the MediaJournal of Popular Culture, Oct. 2009
  • Book Review of Tupperware Unsealed: Brownie Wise, Earl Tupper, and the Home Party Pioneers," Journal of Popular Culture, Aug. 2009
  • "The Big To-Do." Us Catholic Magazine, Jan. 2007
  • Book Review of At Day's Close: Night in Times Past. Journal of Popular Culture. Dec. 2006
  • Book Review of Spring Forward: The Annual Madness of Daylight Saving Time. Oct. 2006 Northesast Popular Culture Association Newsletter
  • "Edward Bellamy," "Literacy" and "Pratt & Whitney Aircraft." Entries appear in The Encyclopedia of New England Culture, Yale University Press, 2005. Eds. Feintuch and Waters

Summer Fellowships, Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston, MA Summer 2009-2010