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Martha Bayles
Faculty Member, Arts & Sciences Honors Program
College of Arts & Sciences

Trends in American popular culture; American television, music and film; the Humanities; Greek literature. Former TV and arts critic for the Wall Street Journal. Author of the book, Hole in Our Soul: The Loss of Beauty and Meaning in American Popular Music. Writes "Serious Popcorn" a weblog for Artsjournal.com. Courses have included: "Democracy & Art."

617.552.0512
martha.bayles@bc.edu

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Pamela Berger
Professor, Fine Arts Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D. New York University

Independent filmmaking, scriptwriting, preproduction, production and distribution; historical filmmaking; art history: notably the early medieval, late Byzantine, Romanesque and Gothic periods. Writer/director of the historical feature film "Kilian's Chronicle," which tells the story of an Irish slave who was one of the first recorded Europeans to set foot on the shores of North America. Also writer/producer of the films "Sorceress," about a medieval woman healer who is accused of being a heretic, and "The Imported Bridegroom," about the assimilation of Jews into the American mainstream at the turn of the century. Courses center on: art from prehistoric time to the high middle ages; great art capitals of Europe; early medieval art; the process of transforming history and art history into film.

617.552.8588
berger@bc.edu
http://www.bc.edu/schools/cas/finearts/faculty/arthistory/berger.html

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Seamus Connolly
Director of Music, Song, and Dance Programs 
Sullivan Family Irish Artist in Residence, Irish Studies Program
College of Arts & Sciences

A 10-time Irish National Fiddle Champion widely recognized as one of Ireland's leading traditional musicians, he has made numerous recordings and has played in concerts and tours around the world. Named "Traditional Musician of the Year" by The Irish Echo. Selected by Irish America Magazine as one of their "Top 100" Irish Americans.

617.552.0490
seamus.connolly.1@bc.edu
http://www.bc.edu/centers/irish/studies/facstaff/connolly.html

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John Michalczyk
Professor, Fine Arts Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D. Harvard University

Film and filmmaking, particularly political films and documentaries; filmmaker Costa-Gavras. Documentary filmmaker whose films examine conflict and conflict resolutionn: "Killing Silence: Taking on the Mafia in Sicily"; "Different Drummers: Daring to Make Peace in the MidEast"; "Displaced: Miracle at St. Ottilien"; "Celtic Waves: Irish Emigration"; "South Africa: Beyond a Miracle"; "Prelude to Kosovo: War and Peace in Bosnia and Croatia"; "Out of the Ashes: Northern Ireland's Fragile Peace"; "Unexpected Openings: Northern Ireland Prisoners"; "December's Dilemma: The Creche, the Dreidel and the Star"; "In the Shadow of the Reich: Nazi Medicine"; "The Cross and The Star: Jews, Christians and the Holocaust," and "Of Stars and Shamrocks: Boston's Jews and Irish." Co-director of BC's Film Studies Program and BC's Salmanowitz Program for Moral Courage in Documentary Film for aspiring student filmmakers interested in producing films addressing issues of moral courage, human rights and social justice. Author of the books The French Literary Filmmakers; Costa-Gavras: The Political Fiction Film, and The Italian Political Filmmakers. Courses have included: "History of European Film"; "Political Fiction Film"; "Eastern European Film"; "Propaganda Film."

617.552.3895
john.michalczyk.1@bc.edu
http://www.bc.edu/schools/cas/finearts/faculty/filmstudies/michalczyk.html

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Nancy Netzer
Professor, Fine Arts Department
College of Arts & Sciences
Director, The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College
Ph.D. Harvard University

Art of the Middle Ages; early medieval art in Ireland; cultural and historical censorship of art; government sponsorship of the arts; the historical role of museums in society, including contemporary issues such as acquisition, conservation, exhibition and cataloguing; educational mission of museums; role of the university museum versus the public museum; the art market; questions of authenticity of works of art. Director of BC's McMullen Museum of Art. Author of books including The Book of Durrow: a Manuscript in Context and Cultural Interplay in the Eighth Century: The Trier Gospels and the Making of a Scriptorium at Echternach. Co-editor of Fragmented Devotion: Medieval Objects from the Schnutgen Museum in Cologne and Memory and the Middle Ages. Courses have included: "Early Medieval Art in Ireland and Britain"; "The Museum of Art: History, Philosophy and Practice."

617.552.8587
nancy.netzer.1@bc.edu
http://www.bc.edu/schools/cas/finearts/faculty/arthistory/netzer.html
McMullen Musem of Art at Boston College

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Mary Sherman
Adjunct Faculty, Fine Arts Department
College of Arts & Sciences
M.F.A. New York University

Contemporary art; current art exhibits; art criticism. Art critic for a number of newspapers and fine arts publications. Member of the International Association of Art Critics. Her artwork has appeared in numerous individual and selected group exhibitions across the United States. Courses have included: "Studio Arts Foundation (Drawing)"; "Painting"; "Figure Drawing."

617.552.8527
mary.sherman@bc.edu
http://www.bc.edu/schools/cas/finearts/faculty/studioarts/sherman.html

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