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Marcia Jenneth Epstein

  • Assistant Professor

Currently Teaching

  F2017 - COMS 491 - Intro Acoustic Comms & Ecology
LEC 1 R 12:30 - 15:15
ES 443
Outline
  W2018 - CMCL 501 - Modernity
  W2018 - COMS 369 - Rhetorical Communication

Education

B.A. [Hons], University of Wisconsin (Madison) , M.A., University of Toronto , Ph.D, University of Toronto

Research

Acoustic Ecology: Effects of sound on individual and community health, listening as a conscious practice.       

Auditory Culture: Music, Noise and Silence as social phenomena and modes of communication.

History and Sociology of Music: late medieval devotional song, medieval  liturgical drama, ethnomusicology.

Music Therapy: collaborative projects with the Faculty of Nursing.

Courses Taught

GNST 500: Heritage II
NURS 511: Introduction to Music Therapy for the Helping Professions
COMS 401 Special Topics: Introduction to Acoustic Ecology/Acoustic Communications

Books

Epstein, Marcia Jenneth (1997) ‘Prions en chantant': Devotional Songs of the Trouveres.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press; 341 pages.

Epstein, Marcia Jenneth (TBA) Listening to Noise: Social Health and Community Soundscapes (work in  progress 2008/9).

Chapters in Books

Epstein, M. J.  (2004) "The Acoustics of Health" in  Creating Connections  between Nursing Care and the Creative Arts Therapies: Expanding the  Concept of Holistic Care, ed. C. L. LeNavenec and L. Bridges. Charles C.  Thomas.

Epstein, M. J. (2004) "Northern Aurages: The Soundscapes of Allan Gordon  Bell", in Challenging Frontiers. ed.  L.Felske and B. Rasporich.  University of Calgary Press.

Journal Articles

Epstein, M. J. (2007)  "Cats, Dogs, Earthquakes and Hominids: Toward a  Holistic Approach to Noise Control."  Proceedings of the 2007 Spring  Conference on Environmental and Occupational Noise (Alberta Energy and  Utilities Board).

Epstein, M. J. (2006) "Noise:  Annoyance, Abatement, Evolution." Proceedings of the 2005 Spring Conference on Environmental and Occupational Noise (Alberta Energy and Utilities Board).

Epstein, M. J.  (2004) "Teaching a ‘Humanistic Science': Reflections on  Interdisciplinary Course Design at the Post-Secondary Level", in Current Issues in Education.       

LeNavenec, C.L., McEachern, O., and Epstein, M. J. (2004) " An Introduction to Music and Sound Approaches for Health professionals: Overview of an undergraduate web-based nursing course", Australian Journal of Holistic Nursing 10 (2); 19-25.      

Epstein, M. J. (2003) "Growing a Hybrid Science: The Case of Acoustic  Ecology",  in  Interdisciplinarity as Resistance: New Possibilities ,ed. T. Seiler et al. Published online in History of Intellectual Culture 2003 (Interdisciplinary Studies, Acoustic Ecology).

Conference Presentations

Epstein, M. J. (2007)  "Cats, Dogs, Earthquakes and Hominids: Toward a  Holistic Approach to Noise Control." Presented at the 2007 Spring Conference on Environmental and Occupational Noise (Alberta Energy and Utilities Board).

Epstein, M. J. (2006) "Noise:  Annoyance, Abatement, Evolution." Presented at the 2005 Spring Conference on Environmental and Occupational Noise (Alberta Energy and Utilities Board).

"Singing the Spirit: Anatomy of an Intuitive Healing Practice", presented at the third Canadian  'Health and Spirituality' conference, held at the Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary, in May, 2004.

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