Chair of the English and Communication Department
Professor of English
St. Joseph Hall, 2nd flr., West Wing, SJ203
- B.A., Chestnut Hill College
- M.A., University of Notre Dame
- Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
- British Romantic Writers
- Victorian Literature
- British Novel
- Contemporary British Fiction
- Irish Literature I and II
- James Joyce and Ulysses
- Short Fiction
- Ethnic Voices in Literature
- The Gothic Tradition in Literature in English
- The Bible and Literature
- Literary Theory and Research Writing (Engl 488)
- Senior Seminar (Capstone Engl 498)
- Travel Literature: from Narrative to Novel
- Jane Austen: Novels into Film
- Contemporary British/postcolonial Fiction
- Voyages of Discovery: Science and Literature in the 19th Century
- Inventing Irelands: Irish Voices since Independence
- The Fate of the Family in the 20th C American Novel
- Modernism: Joyce and Woolf
- Postcolonial and Contemporary British Literature
- Twentieth Century and Contemporary Irish Literature
- Travel Writing
- Working with Clay” co-authored essay with Gabrielle Carey in Collaborative Dubliners: Joyce in Dialogue. Ed.Vicki Mahaffey. Syracuse: Syracuse UP, 2012.
- “Civilizing the National Discourse: The Liberal Arts as Conversation in John Henry Newman’s Idea of a University.” New York Abstains Courteously: Essays on Civil Discourse and Civic Responsibility. Eds. Conn, Marie and Thérèse McGuire. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2012.
- “Homeless in Nature: Solitary Trampings and Shared Errantry in Cornwall, 1905.” Virginia Woolf and the Natural World: Selected Papers of the Twentieth International Conference on Virginia Woolf, Eds. Kristin Czarnecki and Carrie Rohman, Clemson University Digital Press, April, 2011.
- “The Waters that Shattered the Stone,” in Not Etched in Stone: Essays on Ritual Memory, Soul and Society. Eds. Conn, Marie and Therese McGuire. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2007.
- “Paler by Comparison: Shadows of Cleopatra in Nineteenth-Century Representations of the New Woman Vampire.” Balancing the Scales: An Examination of the Manipulation and Transformation of Symbolic Concepts of Women. Eds. Marie Conn and Thérèse McGuire. New York: University Press of America, 2003.
- "Narrative Displacement and Literary Faith: Raymond Carver's Inheritance from Flannery O'Connor." Essays in the Contemporary Short Story. Eds. Logsdon and Mayer. Macomb, IL: Western Illinois Univ., 1987 (Reprint requested, 1991)
Selected Presentations and Workshops:
- “'Improper Bodies' Seeing and Being Seen in Mrs. Dalloway” (in “Interrogating the Normative: Critical Disability and Woolf Studies”). The Twenty-Second International Virginia Woolf Conference, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada. June 2012.
- “Woolf among the Travel Writers.” The Twenty-First International Virginia Woolf Conference, Glasgow University, Scotland, June 2011.
- “Solitary Trampings and Shared Errantry in Cornwall, 1905.” Virginia Woolf and the Natural World: The Twentieth International Conference on Virginia Woolf, Georgetown College, Lexington, KY, June 2010.
- "Re-Mapping the Metropolis: From Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway to Zadie Smith’s White Teeth.” Nineteenth International Virginia Woolf Conference: Woolf and the City, Fordham University, New York, NY, June 2009.
- “Bilingual Crossings in 1930s Virginia Woolf and Ernest Hemingway.” Panel of the Hemingway Society, Conference of the Modern Language Association, San Francisco, December 2008.
- “Scraps, Orts and Fragments”: Digging up the Past from Pointz Hall to Between the Acts. Eighteenth International Virginia Woolf Conference, Denver University, Denver, CO, June 2008.
- “Twosome Twiminds: A Parallax View of Mercy in Joyce’s Ulysses.” (Panel on Joyce and Zizek). XXIVth International James Joyce Symposium, University of Texas at Austin, June 2007.
- “Writing Across English Channels: Translation as Resistance in Virginia Woolf’s Between the Acts. Sixteenth International Virginia Woolf Conference, Birmingham, England, June 2006.
- “Feeling Foreign Feelings: Joyce and Translation.” XVIIth International James Joyce Symposium, University of California at Berkeley, July 2001.
- "Translating the Stranger: 'Two-tongue Common' Encounters in the Irish National Park." XVIIth International James Joyce Symposium, Goldsmiths College, University of London, June 2000.
- "Accidents of History: (R)evolution in Cristina Garcia's Dreaming in Cuban and The Aguero Sisters. Thirty First Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, Buffalo, NY, April 2000.
- "Passing her Prime and Priming Her Past: Mother Ireland and the Aging Body Politic in Joyce and Yeats. XVth James Joyce Symposium, Charleston, SC, June 1999.
- "How Gerty McDowell Might Have Been if She Had Read Ulysses: Toward an Ethics of Feminist Reading." Women's Caucus, James Joyce Symposium, June 1999.