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Eric Ball

Professor
School for Undergraduate Studies
Office(s):
  • Academic School:
    Arts and Humanities
  • Academic Department:
    Literature, Communication and Cultural Studies
    Phone:
    • 518-587-2100 ext:2555
    Education
    • B.S. in Mathematics from Clarkson University
    • M.S. in Applied Mathematics from University of Chicago
    • M.A. in Modern Greek Studies from Ohio State University
    • Ph.D. in Modern Greek Studies from Ohio State University
    Subjects of Interest
    • Cultural Studies
    Professional Responsibilities / Bio

    Professor, School of Arts & Humanities

     

    COURSES AUTHORED CURRENTLY TEACHING:

     

    PHIL-3015 Thinking About Music

    MUSC-1005 Exploring the World of Music

    MUSC-3010 American Music/American Life

     

    SELECTED WRITING:

    Classical Music and More in the Glens Falls-Lake George Region: Views from 2021. (Editor/Contributor) (2021, SUNY Empire State College)

    “Refrain: Notes on Crafting Music” in Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore, Vol. 46, (Spring-Summer 2020)

    “Virtuous Versifying: A Composition About Rhymes” in Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore, Vol. 45. (Spring-Summer 2019)

    Canon Battles: Libretto for a "Field Recording" Vignette in All About Mentoring, Issue 52 (2019) pp. 7-8.

    “Gouging Tradition: Musings on Fingernail Fiddle Making” in Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore, Vol. 43. (Spring-Summer 2017)

    “Composing an Imaginary Musical Tradition” in Ergon: Greek/American Arts and Letters. November 3, 2017.

    “Grad(u)ation Sawstrokes in F” in All About Mentoring, Issue 49 (2016) pp. 6-9.

    Sustained by Eating, Consumed by Eating Right: Reflections, Rhymes, Rants, and Recipes. (2013, Excelsior Editions, an imprint of SUNY Press)

    “The Place Within: Scott Russell Sanders on Literature and Art of Place” in ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment, Volume 15(2): 137-155. (2008)

    “Literary Criticism for Places” in symplokē: a journal for the intermingling of literary, cultural and theoretical scholarship, Volume 14(1-2):232-251. (2006)

    “Place-Based Pedagogy for the Arts and Humanities” (with Alice Lai) in Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching Literature, Language, Composition and Culture, Volume 6(2):261-287. (2006)