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Details of Arts and Humanities faculty research can be found in RESEARCH@Babson College, a publication of the Babson Faculty Research Fund.


Professor David Akiba

Knot This Broken Thread. Chicago, IL: 2054 press, 2011

Professor Jon Dietrick

Bad Pennies and Dead Presidents: Money in American Drama 1935-2001, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2012.

Professor Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg

Beyond Terror - Gender, Narrative, Human Rights, Rutgers University Press, 2007.

Pamela Hoffer, Lecturer in French

Reflets réciproques: A Prismatic Reading of Stéphane Mallarmé and Hélène Cixous, Peter Lang Publishing, April 2006.

Professor Julie Levinson

Alexander Payne Interviews (Conversations with Filmmakers series) Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi. October, 2014.

The American Success Myth on Film, London and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Michael Gerhard Martin, Lecturer

 Easiest If I Had A Gun. Pittsburgh: Alleyway Books, 2014. Print. ​

Professor Jason Mohaghegh

The Radical Unspoken: Silence in Middle Eastern and Western Thought, Routledge, 2013.

Inflictions: The Writing of Violence in the Middle East, Continuum, 2012.

The Chaotic Imagination: New Literature and Philosophy of the Middle East, Palgrave, 2010.

Professor Mary O’Donoghue

Before the House Burns. Dublin: The Lilliput Press, 2010. Novel.

Among These Winters, The Dedalus Press, 2007.

Tulle, Salmon Poetry, 2002.

Professor Mary Pinard

Portal.  Cliffs of Moher, County Clare, Ireland:  Salmon Poetry, 2014.  

Professor Brian Seitz

The Iroquois and the Athenians: A Political Ontology, coauthored with Thomas Thorp (St. Xavier University, Chicago), Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield, 2013.
Living with Class: Philosophical Reflections on Identity and Material Culture, coedited with Ron Scapp (College of Mount Saint Vincent), Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

With Ron Scapp, eds. Fashion Statements On Style, Appearance, and Reality. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

With Ron Scapp, editors, Etiquette - Reflections on Contemporary Comportment, State University of New York Press, 2007.

Professor Rosa Slegers

Courageous Vulnerability, Studies in Contemporary Phenomenology. Leiden: Brill, 2010.

Professor Janice Yellin

Ancient Nubia: African Kingdoms on the Nile, Marjorie M. Fisher, Peter Lacovara, et al., eds., American University in Cairo Press, Cairo, 2012.

Recent Publications

Stephen Bauer, Lecturer

“Sunset House.”  Slush Pile Magazine.  Volume 16. Spring, 2014.

Professor Jon Dietrick

“Literary and Real-Life Salesmen and the Performance of Class,” in Living with Class: Philosophical Reflections on Identity and Material Culture, Ed. Ron Scapp and Brian Seitz, Palgrave MacMillan, 2013.

"’A Full Refund Aint Enough’: Money in Suzan-Lori Parks’s Red Letter Plays." Ed. Philip Kolin. Essays on Suzan-Lori Parks. New York: McFarlane, 2010.

“’The Jungle is Dark and Full of Diamonds’: Natural Value and the Logic of Naturalism in Death of a Salesman,” in Critical Insights: Death of a Salesman, Ed. Brenda Murphy, Salem Press, 2010.

Kellie Donovan-Condron, Lecturer

and Marta Rivera Monclova, "'We erred, we lost, we lived to tell': The Hip-Hop Gothic of Black Artemis's Explicit Content,"  Studies in American Fiction 41.1 (2014): 131-46. Print.

“Urban Gothic in Charlotte Dacre’s Zofloya,” European Romantic Review 24.6 (2013): 683-697. Web.

Professor Fritz Fleischmann

Brown, Charles Brockden. Collected Writings of Charles Brockden Brown. Vol. 1: Letters and Early Epistolary Writings. Ed. Philip Barnard, Elizabeth Hewitt, and Mark Kamrath. John Holmes and Fritz Fleischmann, Contributing Editors. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2013.

Faltin, Günter. Brains versus Capital: Entrepreneurship for Everyone. Trans. Lois Feuerle. Edited, with an Introduction, by Fritz Fleischmann. Berlin: Stiftung Entrepreneurship, 2013.

"’A Right Manly Man’ in 1843: John Neal on Women’s Rights, Masculinity, and the Problem of Male Feminism." John Neal and Nineteenth-Century American Literature and Culture, Ed. Edward Watts and David Carlson. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell UP, 2012. 247-270.

"John Neal." Forthcoming in the Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment, ed. Mark Spencer (New York and London: Continuum, 2011).

"Margaret Fuller’s Socialism." Nineteenth Century Prose, special issue on Margaret Fuller. Ed. Brigitte Bailey (2010).

Professor Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg

Human Rights and Cultural Forms. Ed. Greg Mullins, Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg, Alexandra Schultheis Moore. Special Issue, College Literature. Summer 2013. "Introduction: On Texts and Performances," 9-14.

"Meditations on a Fractured Terrain: Human Rights and Literature." College Literature: A Journal of Critical Literary Studies. Special Issue: Human Rights and Cultural Forms. Ed. Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg, Alexandra Schultheis Moore, and Greg Mullins. 40.3 (Summer 2013) 15-37.

"’Accorded a Place in the Design:’ Torture in Post-Apartheid Cinema." Screening Torture. Ed. Michael Flynn and Fernández Salek. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012. 167-190.

"Review: African Diasporas: Ancestors, Migrations, and Boundaries." Journal of the African Literature Association. Fall, 2012.

New Frontiers, cross-currents and convergences: emerging cultural paradigms (with Madhu Dubey). The Cambridge History of African American Literature, 2011: 566-617.

with Alexandra Schultheis Moore, Eds. Theoretical Perspectives on Human Rights and Literature. "Introduction: Human Rights and Literature: The Development of an Interdiscipline." 3-19. "Epilogue." 261-264. New York: Routledge, 2011.

"Plotting, Finally, the Human: Unsettling the Manichean Allegory in Caryl Phillips’ Cambridge and A Distant Shore." South Atlantic Review. Special Issue: Caryl Phillips. Ed. Hunt Hawkins. 2011.

"Intimations of What Was to Come: Edwidge Danticat’s The Farming of Bones and the Indivisibility of Human Rights." Theoretical Perspectives on Human Rights and Literature. Ed. With Alexandra Schultheis. New York: Routledge, 2011. 103-119

and Alexandra Schultheis Moore. "Old Questions in New Boxes: Mia Kirschner’s I Live Here and the Problem of Transnational Witnessing." Special Issue: Gender and Humanitarian Narrative." Ed. Samuel Martinez. Humanity. Spring 2011. 233-253.

and Madhu Dubey. "Cross-Currents and Convergencies: Emerging Paradigms." The Cambridge History of African American Literature. Ed. Maryemma Graham and Jerry Ward. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 566-620.

Professor Sandra Graham

“Songs of Sam Lucas.” Twelve newly recorded songs, background essay, liner notes. With vocalist Chad Runyon. Center for Popular Music, Murfreesboro, TN, 2013. <>

"The Fisk Jubilee Singers." In J. R. Watson and Emma Hornby, Canterbury Dictionary of Hymnology (online only), 2013.

Grove Dictionary of American Music, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2013, in print and online), 16 articles including "Abolition, Music and"; “Musical Theater, §1860–1900”; "Fisk Jubilee Singers"; "Johnson, J. Rosamond"

“Reframing Negro Spirituals in the Late Nineteenth Century,” in John Koegel (ed.), Music, American Made: Essays in Honor of John Graziano, Detroit Monographs in Musicology / Studies in Music (Sterling Heights, MI: Harmonie Park Press, 2011), ch. 27

“Performance as Research (PAR) in North American Ethnomusicology,” in Shannon Rose Riley and Lynette Hunter (eds.), Mapping Landscapes for Performance as Research: Scholarly Acts and Creative Cartographies (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), 99–106

“On the Road to Freedom: The Contracts of the Fisk Jubilee Singers,” American Music 24/1 (2006): 1–29

Professor Kathleen Kelly

“Individualism or Narcissism? Using Charles Taylor’s Concept of Authenticity to Frame a First-Year Humanities Seminar.” The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 19.2 (2013): 63-70.

“Strindberg’s Miss Julie and the Democratization of Personal Life.” Explorations in World Literature, from Ancient to Contemporary. Eds. George Poulos & Stavroula Varella.  Athens: Athens Institute for Education and Research, 2013, 73-80.

"Humors, Neuroses, and Falling in Love in Julian Barnes’s Talking It Over and Love, etc.," The International Journal of the Humanities 9.9 (2012): 178-192.

and Phyllis Moriarty. "Georg Simmel’s ’The Metropolis and Mental Life’: An Anchor for the First-Year Core." Who Are We: Old, New, and Timeless Answers from Core Texts. Eds. Robert D. Anderson, Molly Brigid Flynn, J. Scott Lee. Lanham, MD: UP of America, 2011. 35-40.

"A Yearlong General Education Course Using ‘Reacting to the Past’ Pedagogy to Explore Democratic Practice." The International Journal of Learning 16.11 (2009): 147-56.

Professor Julie Levinson

"Teaching Research Methodologies to the Professionally-Oriented Honors Student," co-authored with Richard Mandel. Honors in Practice, vol. 8, Spring 2013.

Michael Martin, Lecturer

“Alone, Together in Space with Michael Gerhard Martin,” (craft essay), Bayou Magazine blog, February 3, 2015.  Click here to read.

 “Men Writing Women,” (craft essay), Pank Magazine blog, January 14, 2015.

“The Media’s Obsession With Robin Williams’ Death Made My Own Depression Worse,” (essay),, August 22, 2014.

“Seventy-Two Pound Fish Story” (short fiction), The Ocean State Review, Summer 2014 ​

"Shit Weasel is Late for Class." Bayou Magazine #61. May 2014.  Print.
"Made Just for Ewe!" Finalist for the Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction through Colorado State University (2012). Also in the museum of americana: a literary review Issue #7, January 29, 2015. Click here to read.
“The Monster at the End of The Book: A Review of Barbara Gowdy’s Helpless” (review), Junctures: The Journal for Thematic Dialogue, January 2009 (New Zealand;

Professor Phyllis Moriarty

and Kathleen Kelly. "Georg Simmel’s ’The Metropolis and Mental Life’: An Anchor for the First-Year Core." Who Are We: Old, New, and Timeless Answers from Core Texts. Eds. Robert D. Anderson, Molly Brigid Flynn, J. Scott Lee. Lanham, MD: UP of America, 2011. 35-40.

Professor Mary O’Donoghue

“Jules Verne Seeks Dreamers for Long-Distance Travel in Time.” Georgia Review Spring 2014. Short story.
“An Bás/ Death.” “Banfhile/ She-Poet.” “An Cat/ The Cat.” “Súile Donna/ Brown Eyes.” “Piscín/ Kitten.” Selected Poems of Seán O Ríordáin. Ed. Frank Sewell. Cló Iar-Chonnact/ Yale University Press, 2014. Translated poems.

"The Sweet Forbearance in the Streets." The Irish Times 28 Sept 2013. Winner of the Legends of the Fall short fiction contest. Short story.

"Ghost Estate." Literary Imagination 15.1 (March 2013): 213-216. Nominated for a 2014 Pushcart Prize. Short Story.

"Honest, or Nine Precious Insights." The Drum. Audio journal. January 2013. Short Story.

"The Eighties." "My Daughter in Winter Costume." "Catalepsy. Provoked by the Sound of a Tuning Fork." "Dauernarkose." "Leading the Apes in Hell." Selected collected and uncollected poems, accompanied by essay by Kate Dempsey. Featured Poet. Poetry International. August 2012.

"Sand." Salamander 17.2 Special All-Fiction Issue. Summer 2012: 18-30. Nominated for a 2013 Pushcart Prize. Short Story.

"Lethargy. Resulting from the Sudden Extinction of Light." Eds. Ars Medica journal. Body and Soul: Narratives of Healing from Ars Medica. Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 2011.

"My Daughter in Winter Costume." Shine On. Ed. Pat Boran. Dublin: Dedalus Press, 2011.

"Leading the Apes in Hell." The Bee-Loud Glade: a Living Anthology of Irish Poetry. Ed. Pat Boran. Dublin: Dedalus Press, 2011.

"On Tickling." "Harmony in Blue." Irelandesas: 14 Poetas

Contemporáneas. Selección, traducción y prologo: Leonor Silvestri. Buenos Aires, Argentina: Bajo La Luna, 2011. O’Donoghue poems in Spanish translation.

"Osh Kosh B’Gosh." Fashion Statements: On Style, Appearance and Reality. Eds. Ron Scapp and Brian Seitz. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010. (Poem.)

agus rud eile de./ and another thing. Louis de Paor. Translations by Kevin Anderson, Biddy Jenkinson, and Mary O’Donoghue,with the author. Indreabhan. Conamara: Cló-IarChonnachta, 2010. Translations.

"A.P." Literary Imagination 12.1 (March 2010): 111-118. Short story.

Professor Mary Pinard

“Fragment House,” collaboration with Danielle Krcmar, The Ocean State Review 3.1 (2013):  200-202.  (poem)
“Gone in Search,” Salamander 18.2 (Summer 2013): 111.  (poem)

“Seasons on a (Prairie) Frontier: Notes on Process & Form in the Making of a Long Poem,” (essay) (In) Scribing Gender: International Female Writers and the Creative Process. Ed. Jen Westmoreland Bouchard, Diversion Press, 2011.

“Hep,” (essay) Stepping on My Brother’s Head and Other Secrets Your English Professor Never Told You. Eds. Charles Schuster and Sondra Perl. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann-Boynton/Cook (2010).

"Song Net for an Estuary," The Iowa Review. 40:3 (2010): 13-27. (Poem.)

“Antietam Primer,” (poem) Boston Review, Spring 2009.

“Crossties,” (poem) The Southern Review, Winter 2009.

“Minnesota Burial: Plainsong,” “Philanthropist,” and “To Rivers,” (poems) ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment, Winter 2009.

The Weight of the Dislodged” and “Theory of Disappearance,” Prairie Schooner (poems) Spring 2009.

“Voice(s) of the Poet-Gardener: Alice Oswald and Poetry of Acoustic Encounter,” (essay) Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory—Special Issue on Ecopoetics. Ed. Ian Marshall. Penn State, Altoona, Summer 2009.

Professor Virginia Rademacher

“Sex and the City: Detective Petra Delicado and Questions I Couldn’t Help But Wonder.” Monographic Review/Revista Monográfica, Vol XXVIII (2012) (published summer 2013): 175-191.

“Playing for Real: Simulated Games of Identity in Spain’s Gen X Narrative.” Gen X Goes Global: Mapping a Youth Culture in Motion. New York/London: Routledge, 2013.193- 221.

"The Art of Seduction: Truth or Fanfiction in the Worlds of Lucia Etxebarria’s Online ’Friends’ and the Blogosphere." Hispanic Issues/Hispanic Issues On-Line Vol 9: Hybrid Storyspaces: Redefining the Critical Enterprise in 21st Century Literature, Spring 2012.

"Postmodern Quest and the Role of Distance in Antonio Muñoz Molina’s El Invierno En Lisboa." Contemporary Literary Criticism. Gale/ Cengage, 2010

"Transatlantic Crossings: Post-Dictatorship Transitions and Cultural Transformations in Spain, Argentina, Chile." Proc. of International Conference on Development & Assessment of Intercultural Conference, University of Arizona. 2010.

"Queer Transitions in Contemporary Spanish Culture: From Franco to La Movida." Journal of Spanish Cultural Studies 10.3 (2009): 375-77.

"Review." Rev. of Fuentes: Lectura Y Redacción. 2009.

Professor Brian Seitz

“The Other Subject of Husserl,” Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy, Vol. 18, No. 2, Spring, 2014.

"Foucault and the Subject of Stoic Existence," Human Studies, November 2012.

"Precisely Not Me: The Double in Dostoevsky," The Dostoevsky Journal: An Independent Review, Vols. 12-13, 2011-2012.

"Hunting for Meaning: A Glimpse of the Game," Hunting - Philosophy for Everyone: In Search of the Wild Life, ed. Nathan Kowalski (Wiley-Blackwell), 2010.

"Intersubjectivity and Death: Heidegger and the Iroquois." Comparative and Continental Philosophy, Spring, 2010.

Professor Rosa Slegers

“Revaluating Vanity: Adam Smith as Moral Exemplar for Business Education,” Research in Ethical Issues in Organizations (Emerald: 2013).
“A Pragmatist Approach to Emotional Intelligence and Managerial Regret,” American Pragmatism in Organization and Management. Routledge Advances in Management and Business Studies (Routledge: 2013).
“A Virtue-Based Approach to Business Ethics: Insights from Aristotle and Sociobiology,” Leadership and Management (Athens: 2013).
"Unsettling Banality: The Unheimlichkeit of Evil," Perspectives on Evil (Inter-Disciplinary Press: 2013).

 “Forebodings: From Uncanny to Evil,” Janus Head, Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature, Continental Philosophy, Phenomenological Psychology, and the Arts (Trivium Publications, 2013).

Professor Beth Wynstra

"'It Sounds Wonderful, Doesn't It?': Promises of Marriage in the Plays of Eugene O'Neill."  Eugene O'Neill Review 35 (2014).

"Critical Lens: A Rhetorical Approach to O’Neill’s Early Wife Characters." Critical Insights: Eugene O’Neill. Steven Bloom, ed. Ipswich, MA: EBSCO Publishing Incorporated (2012).

"Long Day’s Journey into Night." Eugene O’Neill Review 34, performance review (2012)

"A Moon for the Misbegotten." Eugene O’Neill Review 32, performance review, 2010: 218-222.

Professor Janice Yellin

“The Chronology and Attribution of Royal Pyramids at Meroe and Gebel Barkal: BEG N 8, BEG N 12, BAR 5 and BAR 2”, Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections V, March 2014. 

“La transition entre le Napatéen tardif et l’Epoque méroïtique, d’après les recherchessur la nécropole royale sud de Méroé”, Bulletin de la Société Française d’Égyptologie, no. 174, Paris 2009, 8-28.

Forthcoming Publications

Stephen Bauer, Lecturer

“Seasons of Violence, Seasons of Grace.” North Dakota Quarterly. (forthcoming in Fall, 2014)

Professor Fritz Fleischmann

“Reading Margaret Fuller” (review essay on recent Fuller biographies) for journal RALS (Resources for American Literary Study).
“Charles Brockden Brown and Women’s Rights.” To be published in The Oxford Handbook of Charles Brockden Brown, ed. Stephen Shapiro and Philip Barnard. Oxford UP.

Professor Elizabeth Swanson Goldberg

"Human Rights." In Critical Terms for Gender Studies. Ed. Catharine R. Stimpson and Gilbert Herdt. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Forthcoming 2014.

Professor Sandra Graham

From Slave Song to America’s Music: The Popularization of Spirituals (University of Illinois Press, book in preparation)

"Composing in Black and White: Code Switching in the Songs of Sam Lucas." In Patricia Hall (ed.). The Oxford Handbook of Music Censorship (2014).

Professor Julie Levinson

“The Auteur Renaissance, 1968 - 1980” in Behind the Silver Screen, Volume 4: Acting. Series ed. Jon Lewis; volume ed. Claudia Springer. Rutgers, NJ: Rutgers University Press. In press, 2014. 

“Time and Time Again: Temporality, Narrativity and Spectatorship in Christian Marclay’s The Clock.” Forthcoming in Cinema Journal, Fall 2014.

Michael Martin, Lecturer

72# Fish Story.” The Ocean State Review  Summer, 2014. Print.

Professor Mary O’Donoghue

"The Rakes of Mallow." Forthcoming in The Kenyon Review 2014 n.d. Short story.

Professor Brian Seitz

“Blurring Boundaries: Freedom, Enclosure, and Death,” in Old World and New World Perspectives on Environmental Philosophy, ed. Martin Drenthen and Josef Keulartz (Dordrecht: Springer), forthcoming, 2014.

“Freud’s Dream of the Double,” Continental Philosophy Review, forthcoming, 2015.

Professor Janice Yellin

“The Kushite Nature of Early Meroitic Mortuary Religion: A Pragmatic Approach to Osirian Beliefs,” Festschrift Steffen Wenig, July 2014. ​​