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Christine Fena

Christine Fena

Undergraduate Success Librarian

Liaison: Writing and Rhetoric

christine.fena@stonybrook.edu | CS1-I Melville Library | 631.632.1698

How can Christine help you?

Christine is the Undergraduate Success Librarian, and the liaison to the Program in Writing and Rhetoric. She can help you with questions related to library instruction, information literacy, reference, and research.

Christine has taught a variety of courses at Stony Brook, including in the Music Department, Program in Writing and Rhetoric, School for Professional Development, and Honors College. Her research interests include modernist music, the player piano, information literacy, and information behavior.

Education:

  • MS, Information and Library Science, University at Buffalo
  • PhD, MA, Music History and Music Theory, Stony Brook University
  • BA, Music, Barnard College

Selected Publications, Projects, and Presentations:

Publications 

  • Julien, H., & Fena, C. (2018). Thirty-one Years of the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science: A Content Analysis / Trente et un ans de la Revue canadienne des sciences de l'information et de bibliothéconomie : une analyse de contenu. Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science 42(1), 1-17. https://www.music.jhu.edu/article/717385
  • Fena, C. (2018). ‘Soulless Machines’: the question of human expression in player piano discourse 1900-1930, article in submission to Keyboard Perspectives, Yearbook of the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, Forthcoming.

Digital Projects

  • "Empowering Yourself in a Post-truth World" (2018), an EdX MOOC designed in collaboration with Trudi Jacobson, Kelsey O'Brien, and Thomas Mackey.
  • “Musical Highlights from the TRC’s Digital Library” (2018), a digital humanities project that uses Timeline JS to share music-related items in Dickinson State University’s Theodore Roosevelt Center (TRC) digital library.

Presentations

  • “Thirty-one Years of the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science: A Content Analysis,” co-presented with Heidi Julien, Canadian Association for Information Science, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences 2018: Gathering Diversities, Regina, Saskatchewan, May-June 2018.
  • “’Soulless Machines’: The question of ‘human expression’ in player piano discourse 1900-1930,” Ghosts in the Machine: Technology, History, and the Aesthetics of the Player Piano, a conference sponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies, Cornell University, May 2017.
  • “ ‘The Sensational Ballet Mécanique:’ George Antheil, the general public, and American modernist music in the 1920s,” National Meeting of the American Musicological Society, San Francisco, CA, November 2011.
  • “The ‘Piano Technician’ and his ‘Unfortunate Piano:’ Henry Cowell in the Machine Age,” National Meeting of the Society for American Music, Denver, Colorado, March 2009.
  • “The Sounds of Shenandoah: Nature and Place in Souvenir Soundscape Music,” Music and Nature Symposium, Syracuse University, September 2006.
  • “Bosnian Sevdah: Music, Emotionality, and National Identity,” Jeunesse Musicales symposium at Groznjan Vocal Workshop, Groznjan, Croatia, June 2005.
  • “Consuming Nature: Imagery, Music, and Meaning in SUV Ads,” National Meeting of the Society for American Music, Eugene, Oregon, February 2005.