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Barbara Lonnquist, Ph.D.

Barbara Lonnquist, Ph.D.

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Chair of the English and Communication Department
Professor of English
St. Joseph Hall, 2nd flr., West Wing, SJ203
215.248.7178
Educational Background: 
  • B.A., Chestnut Hill College
  • M.A., University of Notre Dame
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
Courses Taught: 
  •  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) 
  • Seminars
    • 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   
Special Topics
  • Inventing Irelands: Irish Voices since Independence
  • The Fate of the Family in the 20th C American Novel  
Scholarly Interests: 
  • Modernism:  Joyce  and Woolf 
  • Postcolonial and Contemporary British Literature     
  • Twentieth Century and Contemporary Irish Literature 
  • Travel Writing  
Selected Publications: 
  • 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.