News & Media

September 14, 2011

Faculty News Fall 2011

Read the latest news on Emmanuel faculty publications, presentations, exhibitions and more!

Assistant Professor of English Dr. Chris Craig will present his paper, "The Invisible Frontier: Ruling-Class Ideology and Class Struggle in the Essays and Stories of Raymond Carver," at the Modern Language Association annual conference in Seattle in January 2012.

Associate Professor of English Dr. Matt Elliott's article, "John Fante's Ask the Dust and the Fiction of Whiteness," appears in the current volume of Twentieth Century Literature.

Associate Professor of Art Dr. Cynthia Fowler's article, "Aboriginal Beauty and Self-Determination: Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie's Photographic Projects" was included in the book, Visualities: Perspectives on Contemporary American Indian Film and Art, by Denise Cummings. In October, Dr. Fowler will be presenting a paper, "Native Women Artists and American Modernism," at the biannual conference of the Native American Art Studies Association in Ontario.

Assistant Professor of Sociology Dr. Janese Free led a team of 16 volunteers to Haiti in July 2011 to work with World Relief, an international relief and development organization. Dr. Free and her team volunteered in an orphanage and conducted teacher-training sessions in Port-au-Prince. This was her fifth trip to Haiti over the past 15 years.

Special Instructor of Art Stephan Jacobs had a residency exhibition, "Under a Midnight Sun," at the Native Art Museum (Riga-Andrejsala, Latvia), which was part of a two-month international artist residency program in Riga, Latvia. He also presented his "Sublime Portfolio" at Photo Madrid 2011.

Assistant Professor of Sociology Dr. Katrin Kriz had two articles accepted over the summer: "How child welfare workers view their work with racial and ethnic minority families: The United States in contrast to England and Norway," (Children and Youth Services Review) and "Child-centric or family focused? A study of child welfare workers' perceptions of ethnic minority children in England and Norway (Child & Family Social Work).

Special Instructor of Art Brian Littlefield exhibited in the 24th annual McNeese Works Paper Exhibition at McNeese State University (La.) and in the Masur Museum, 48th annual Juried Competition (La.).

Professor of Political Science Dr. Lenore Martin co-authored two opinion pieces this summer. The first appeared on in May 2011, titled: "Is Turkey Losing Its Balancing Act in the Middle East?" The second appeared in The Huffington Post, titled: "Turkey's New AKP Government: Will It move Towards a Liberal or Illiberal Democracy?" This summer, Dr. Martin was also invited to give a talk on Turkey and Iran as part of a panel on Turkish foreign policy at the Middle East Institute's Second Annual Conference on Turkey.

Associate Professor of History Dr. Melanie Murphy has arranged to have the New England Historical Association (NEHA) hold its fall 2011 conference at Emmanuel in October 2011.

Associate Professor of Art Megumi Naitoh was invited to exhibit her work at the following venues: "Self-Schema," The Heights Waterfront (Trolly Barn), Tampa, Fla., (March 2011); and "Elastic Authenticity," Morean Arts Center, St. Petersburg, Fla., (March-May 2011).

Assistant Professor of English Dr. David Palumbo's essay, "Death Becomes Her: Figuration and Decay in Swift's ‘Birthday Poems' to Stella," was nominated for the James L. Clifford Prize. His article, "Mary Wollstonecraft, Jonathan Swift and the Passion in Reading," appears in the Summer 2011 issue of Studies in English Literature.

Associate Professor of English Dr. Mary Beth Pope had a short story appear in Upstreet: A Literary Magazine, and another accepted for publication in Ampersand Review.

Professor of Chemistry Dr. Faina Ryvkin co-authored a chapter published in the prestigious research volume "Extracellular Matrices." The chapter describes the essential structural and catalytic properties of copper-containing enzyme, lysyl oxidase. Dr. Ryvkin created a molecular model of lysyl oxidase using software from Schrodinger, Inc., with the assistance of her undergraduate students at Emmanuel.

Professor of Art Kathy Soles's summer activities included the Goetemann Residency at Rocky Neck Artist Colony in Gloucester, Mass., and two exhibitions: "Off the Wall" (Danforth Museum) and "Chain Letter" (Samson Projects, Boston).

Professor of English Dr. Lisa Stepanski recently gave a presentation at Orchard House in Concord on Harriet Lothrop (aka "Margaret Sidney") and the part she played in preserving the house as a memorial to the Alcott family.

Assistant Professor of Theology & Religious Studies Dr. Jon Paul Sydnor published his book, Ramanuja and Schleiermacher: Toward a Constructive Comparative Theology.