Faculty

Cynthia Barnett
Cynthia Barnett
Senior Instructor of Spanish
MA, Murray State University
MA, Bethel College
BA, Oregon State University
Faculty Hall 304-B
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
cbarnett@murraystate.edu
270.809.6317
Areas of Interest

Spanish for Agriculture, Spanish for Occupational Safety and Health

Books

Putting Spanish to Work: Spanish for Agriculture. Kendall Hunt, 2017.

Other Publications

Contributor to The World Comes to Tennessee: A Resource Book for Adult Education and ESOL Teachers of Advanced Level ESOL Students. U of Tennessee Center for Literacy Studies, 2004.

Contributor to Tennessee Adult ESOL Curriculum Resource Book. Edited by Pat Sawyer, U of Tennessee Center for Literacy Studies, 2001.

 
Robert (Moses) Fritz 
Robert (Moses) Fritz
Assistant Professor of Spanish
PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington
MA, Indiana University, Bloomington
MA, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
BA, Hanover College
Faculty Hall 4A-3
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
rfritz2@murraystate.edu
270.809.4523
Areas of Interest

Early Modern Spanish Literature, History of Science, Cognitive Literary Studies

Articles

"Taste, Cognition, and Redemption in Guzmán de Alfarache." Beyond Sight: Engaging the Senses in Iberian Literatures and Cultures, 1200-1750, edited by Ryan Giles and Steven Wagschal, 2017, pp. 66-93.

 
LeRon Harrison
LeRon Harrison
Assistant Professor of Japanese
PhD, University of California, Irvine
MA, Indiana University
BA, University of California, Berkeley
Faculty Hall 311-A
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
lharrison9@murraystate.edu
270.809.4524
Areas of Interest

Pre-Modern Japanese Literature, Japanese Court Poetry, History of Japanese Imperial Court Music, Japanese Theatre and Performance, Martial Arts

Articles

"Gagaku in Place and Practice: A Philosophical Inquiry into the Place of Japanese Imperial Court Music in Contemporary Culture." Asian Music, vol. 48, no. 1, Winter/Spring 2017, pp. 4-27.

"From Martial Art to Practice: A Philosophical Examination of the Term Martial Art." Philosophy Study, vol. 5, no. 8, August 2015, pp. 383-394.

Other Publications

"On Theory and Martial Arts." InYo: The Journal of Alternative Perspectives on the Martial Arts and Sciences, Summer 2011, pp. 32-38.

Translator of "The Debate on Taking Life and Eating Meat in Edo Period Jōdo Shin Tradition." By Ikuo Nakamura. How Much is Enough?: Buddhism, Consumerism, and the Human Environment, edited by Richard K. Payne, Wisdom Publications, 2010, pp. 147-160.

"A Critical Assessment of Deborah Klens-Bigman's Performance Theory of Martial Arts." InYo: The Journal of Alternative Perspectives on the Martial Arts and Sciences, November 2007.

"The Mediauric Rise of Shaolin: A Theory-Based Critique of KungfuQigong Magazine's Shaolin Articles." InYo: The Journal of Alternative Perspectives on the Martial Arts and Sciences, November 2006.

 
Yoko Hatakeyama
Yoko Hatakeyama
Senior Instructor of Japanese
MAs, Murray State University
BA, Aoyama Gakuin University
ACTFL OPI tester of Japanese
Faculty Hall 4A-1
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
yhatakeyama@murraystate.edu
270.809.3419
Areas of Interest

Second Language Acquisition, Study Abroad

 
Martin Kane
Martin Kane
Instructor of Spanish
MA, Miami University
BA, Miami University
Faculty Hall 4A-7
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
mkane1@murraystate.edu
270.809.3114
Areas of Interest

Twentieth-Century Latin American Literature, Language Assessment, Second Language Acquisition

 
Elena Picech
Elena Picech
Assistant Professor of Spanish
PhD, Johns Hopkins University
MEd, Millersville University
BS, York College of Pennsylvania
Faculty Hall 4A-2
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
epicechreisinger@murraystate.edu
270.809.4526
Areas of Interest

Latin American Culture, 20th-Century Literature, Film, Modernity

Articles

"Un acercamiento fenomenológico al universo cristiano de la novela Adán Buenosayres de Leopoldo Marechal." Hispanófila, vol. 182, enero 2018, pp. 111-126.

"Resonancia maritainiana en la formación ideológica del justicialismo peronista." Procesos Históricos, no. 33, 2018, pp. 41-51.

"Leopoldo Marechal: In State of Exile." Hispanófila, vol. 167, enero 2013, pp. 79-94.

 
Ben Post
Ben Post
Assistant Professor of Spanish
PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison
MA, University of Wisconsin, Madison
BA, Calvin College
Faculty Hall 4A-4
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
bpost1@murraystate.edu
270.809.4525
Areas of Interest

Colonial Latin America, Early Modern Hispanophone Theatre, Literature and Religion

Articles

"González de Eslava and the Origins of Mexican Orientalism." Transmodernity: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World, vol. 8, iss. 3, 2018, pp. 46-63.

"Violent Conversions and Warrior-Bureaucrats: Colonial Mexico in the Plays of Juan Ruiz de Alarcón." Hispanófila, vol. 180, junio 2017, pp. 41-57.

"Eusebio Vela's Mexican Hagiographies: Self-fashioning in Eighteenth-century Theater." Hispania, vol. 99, no. 4, December 2016, pp. 589-599.

Other Publications

"Theatre in Latin America." The Theatrical Journey: An Imaginative Process, 2nd ed., Kendall Hunt, 2018.

Edition and Introduction for "Titu Cusi Yupanqui." Narradores indígenas y mestizos de la época colonial (siglos XVI'XVII): Zonas andina y mesoamericana, edited by Rocío Cortés and Margarita Zamora, Centro de Estudios Literarios Antonio Cornejo Polar, 2016.

Co-Translator of Like Leaven in the Dough: Protestant Social Thought in Latin America, 1920-1950. By Carlos Mondragón, translated by Daniel Miller and Ben Post, Farleigh-Dickenson, 2010.

 
Roxane Riegler
Roxane Riegler
Assistant Professor of French and German
PhD, University of Maryland
MA, University of Salzburg
Faculty Hall 4A-8
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
rriegler@murraystate.edu
270.809.5864
Areas of Interest

20th- and 21st-Century Germanophone Literature, Holocaust Studies, Migration Studies

Books

Das Verborgene sichtbar machen: Ethnische Minderheiten in der österreichischen Literatur der neunziger Jahre. Peter Lang, 2010.

Articles

"An Unlikely Heroine: Fat, Unemployed, and Diseased: Dorris Dörrie's Film Die Friseuse (2010)." The German Quarterly, vol. 91, issue 2, Spring 2018, pp. 170-185.

"Romancing Unsung Heroes: Storytelling in 'Love at First Sight: A Recollection' and The Wedding in Auschwitz by Erich Hackl." The Image of the Outsider III, edited by Will Wright and Steven Kaplan, Colorado SU, 2013, pp. 185-189.

"'But there is a veil hanging before it ...' Response to Edith Krause." Dialogue and UniversalismE, vol. 2, no. 2, 2011, pp. 48-54.

"The Necessity of Remembering: Memory, History, and the Representation of the Romani Genocide in Austrian Contemporary Literature." Studies in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature, vol. 31, no. 2, 2007, pp. 260-84.

 
Tanya Romero-Gonzalez
Tanya Romero-González
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Global Languages Coordinator
PhD, Yale University
MPhil, Yale University
MA, Miami University
DEA, Universidad de Málaga
BA, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Faculty Hall 4A-5
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
tromerogonzalez@murraystate.edu
270.809.5439
Areas of Interest

19th- through 21st-Century Peninsular Literature and Film, Spanish Civil War, Interdisciplinary studies (including film, cultural, and gender studies), Teaching Methodology, Technology-Mediated Teaching and Learning

Articles

"Sexualidad, materialismo y fetichismo en Su único hijo." Decimonónica, vol. 13, num. 1, Winter 2016.

"La regeneración del 27: Poeta en Nueva York y Un chien andalou." RILCE: Revista de Filología Hispánica, vol. 31, no. 2, 2015, pp. 523-43.

Other Publications

Translator of "El coleccionismo, el rescate de las cosas y lo humano." By Noël Valis, Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos, 757/758, Julio/Agosto 2013, pp. 223-44. Reprinted in Letras de Hoje, vol. 48, num. 4, 2013, pp. 559-68.

 
Therese Saint Paul
Thérèse Saint Paul
Associate Professor of French
PhD, University of Edinburgh
MA, Universite de Liege
BA, Universite de Liege
Faculty Hall 4A-9
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
tsaintpaul@murraystate.edu
270.809.4528
Areas of Interest

Comparative Medieval Arthurian-Celtic Literature, French Language and Civilization, French for Business

Books

Parlons Affaires. An integrated Open Learning Course with Audio- cassettes and role-play cards. In collaboration with Gordon Millan. U of Strathclyde Publications, 1990.

Students' Experiences and Approaches to Learning in the B.Ed Primary Degree. With D.F.M. Christie. U of Strathclyde, Division of Psychology and Education Publications, 1988.

Articles

"The 'Fun With Languages' Project: Making learning another language an early priority." With Hendley. National Newsletter for Early Language Learning (NNELL), Spring/Summer 2016.

"'Beyond Simenon': faire découvrir la littérature francophone belge aux USA." Francographies, Peter Lang, 2010.

"'Le Carnaval de Binche': symbole d'une identité régionale." French Review, vol. 81, no. 6, May 2008, pp. 1154-1173.

"Lieux Communs, Xavier Hanotte." AATF Bulletin, vol. 33, no. 4, 2008, pp. 17-20.

"Nous sommes tous des playmobiles, Nicolas Ancion." AATF Bulletin, vol. 33, no. 2, 2007, pp. 17-19.

"La littérature de Belgique." AATF Bulletin, vol. 33, no. 1, 2007, p. 21.

"French for Green Business." Global Business Languages, vol. 11, 2006, pp. 113-140.

"French for Green Business: a case in postcolonial entrepreneurship." JOLIB/Journal for Languages and Business, vol. 17, no. 1, 2006, pp. 43-74.

"Teaching Bio-and Cultural Diversity in French: Ethno-pharmacology in Martinique." Language and Culture Out of Bounds: Discipline-Blurred Perspectives on the Foreign Language Classroom, edited by Vicki Galloway and Bettina Cothran, Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Professional Development Series Handbook, vol.6, 2006, pp. 108-133.

"Developing Cultural Awareness with International Business Students: A Look at Empathy Breakdown." Global Business Languages, vol. 5, 2000, pp. 61-75.

"Business and the Semiotics of Food: American and French Cultural Perspectives." Global Business Languages, vol. 2, 1997, pp. 119-128.

"A Forgotten Heroine in Medieval English Literature." A Wyf There Was: Essays in Honour of Professor P. Mertens-Fonck, edited by Juliette Dor, Liège Language and Literature,1993, pp. 247-255.

"L'Au-delà celtique. Quelques témoignages d'après les sagas anciennes, la littérature arthurienne et la tradition orale." Les Témoins de l' Au-delà II, Tradition Wallonne, 10, 1993, pp. 117-132.

"The Most Useful course I have had in a French Department (student quote)." Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Languages and Communication for World Business and the Professions, U of Eastern Michigan, Eric Microfiche, 1992.

"Etait-ce vraiment aux échecs que jouait Tristan? La Représentation de l'Antiquité au Moyen Age." Wiener Arbiten zur Germanischen Altertumskunde und Philologie, Hgbn. von H. Birkhan, 20, Band Karl M. Halosar, 1980, pp. 259-268.

"La Harpe et la Rote dans le Sir Tristrem." Actes du Colloque Littérature Musique et Société, edited by D. Buschinger and A. Crepin, Honoré Champion, 1979, pp. 467-481.

Other Publications

"Le Mariage de Sire Gauvain et Dame Ragnelle." Patrimoine Littéraire Européen. Anthologie en Langue Française, 6, edited by Jean-Claude Polet, DeBoeck Université, 1995, pp. 211-214.

"Les Ballades anglaises et écossaises: La Reine d'Ecosse; Le Garçon et le Manteau; Le Roi Orfée; Le Roi Henri." Patrimoine Littéraire Européen. Anthologie en Langue Française, 6, edited by Jean-Claude Polet, DeBoeck Université, 1995, pp. 14-23.

"Robert Thornton: Sire Percyvell de Gales." Patrimoine Littéraire Européen. Anthologie en Langue Française, 5, edited by Jean-Claude Polet, DeBoeck Université, 1995, pp. 671-675.

Contributor to Regional Varieties of French. Glasgow U Language Centre, directed by Prof. K.Varty, Dr. D. Bickerton and Dr. P. Davies, U of Glasgow Publications, 1989.

"Satire des gens de Kildare." Ms. Harley 913, tr. Ecritures 79, Cahier du Cercle Interfacultaire de Littérature de l'Université de Liège. Pages de Littérature anglaise médiévale, 1979, pp. 31-33.

 
Wu Jie
Jie Wu
Associate Professor of Chinese Studies
PhD, University of Washington, Seattle
MA, University of Colorado, Boulder
BA, Fudan University
Faculty Hall, Room 4A-10
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
jwu4@murraystate.edu
270.809.6865
Areas of Interest

Traditional Chinese Poetry, Literary and Textual Criticism, Philology, Literary and Cultural History

Articles

"A Political Eulogy that Dazzles: Yang Jiong's (650-ca. 694) 'Fu on the Old Man Star.'" Asia Major, vol. 31, no. 1, 2018, pp. 47-89.

"Vitality and Cohesiveness in the Poetry of Shangguan Wan'er (664-710)." Tang Studies, vol. 34, no. 1, 2016, pp. 40-72.

"The Stele and the Drunkard: Two Poetic Allusions from Xiangyang." Southern Identity and Southern Estrangement in Medieval Chinese Poetry, edited by Nick Williams and Ping Wang, U of Hong Kong P, 2015, pp. 165-188.

"Kang Dawei yinxiang" (On David Knechtges). Newsletter for International China Studies, 9, June 2014, pp. 353-356.

Other Publications

Contributor to Ancient and Early Medieval Chinese Literature. Volume Two. Edited by David R. Knechtges and Taiping Chang, Brill, 2013, pp. include 1077-1086, 1233-1236, 1309-1312, 1348-1351.

Translator of "Introduction to Culture and Power in the Reconstitution of the Chinese Realm, 200-600," by Scott Pearce, Audrey Spiro, and Patricia Ebrey, Harvard U Asia Center, 2001, pp. 1-32, 245-253. In Dangdai xifang hanxue yanjiu jicui Zhonggu shi juan (Treasury of Contemporary Western Sinology. Medieval Chinese History), edited by Leo K. Shin, Shanghai Publishing House of Classical Texts, 2012, pp. 117-151.

Contributor to Ancient and Early Medieval Chinese Literature. Volume One. Edited by David Knechtges and Taiping Chang, Brill, 2010, pp. include 223-226, 239-242, 272-275.

Contributor to Ta Kung Pao.

Contributor to Hong Kong Commercial Daily.