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Barbara Lonnquist, Ph.D.

Barbara Lonnquist, Ph.D.

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Chair, English
Professor of English
St. Joseph Hall, 2nd flr., West Wing, SJ203

Dr. Lonnquist is a Professor of English and Chair of the CHC English Department.  She teaches a variety of courses in British and Irish Literature, film adaptations of literature, courses in gender and ethnicity, travel writing, as well as courses that bring ecology and animal studies to bear upon literary experience. She has taught the department’s upper-level Literary theory and Senior Seminar courses.  

Dr. Lonnquist has presented and published on the work of James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and John Henry Newman. Presently she is writing about the interconnection between humans and animals in two contemporary Irish Novels.   

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.