FACULTY AND STUDENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS: SEPTEMBER 2014
View all the recent accomplishments and accolades of Manhattan College’s faculty, students and administration.
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Ashley Cross, Ph.D., professor of English literature, will present a conference paper, “Charlotte’s Tears: Romantic Sensibility and the Materiality of Crying” at the annual International Conference on Romanticism, in Minneapolis on Sept. 26. The co-organized panel includes Michael Gamer, associate professor at University of Pennsylvania, and Kate Singer, assistant professor at Mount Holyoke College.
Pamela Chasek, Ph.D., professor of government, made a guest appearance on BronxNet’s BronxTalk with Gary Axelbank, to discuss climate change. Watch the interview.
Natalia Imperatori-Lee, Ph.D., associate professor of religious studies, participated in a Catholic ecclesiology symposium honoring the theological achievements of Dominican Fr. Thomas O’Meara at Boston College’s Connors Family Retreat Center in Dover, Mass., from Sept. 5-7. She began the weekend’s events with a public lecture on the role of the marginalized in ecclesial reform. Read more.
On Oct. 1, Imperatori-Lee will speak at Fairfield University’s 14th annual Anne Drummey O’Callaghan Lecture on Women in the Church. The talk will focus on shifting U.S. Catholic ecclesiology away from an expansionist/colonial model and toward a hemispheric model that accounts for the realities of a heavily Hispanic church — in numbers, in influences, in styles of worship and practice. The work of Latina writers and Latina theologians is vital to this task, and the talk will discuss how narratives (especially women’s narratives) can usher in a new paradigm for American Catholic ecclesiology.
Robert Geraci, Ph.D., professor of religious studies, was featured on the Kirk Center’s online symposium, The University Bookman, for his most recent book Virtually Sacred: Myth and Meaning in World of Warcraft and Second Life. The coverage includes an interview, two reviews, and there is a further review and reflection to come. Read more.
Posted on September 22, 2014
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