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Rita Michael Scully, SSJ, M.A.

Rita Michael Scully, SSJ, M.A.

Rita Michael Scully
Associate Professor of English
English and Communication Department
St. Joseph Hall, 2nd flr., West Wing, SJ215
215-248-7041

Sister Rita Michael Scully, SSJ, an Associate Professor of English, is the senior member of the CHC English department.  Sister has taught an array of courses from her specialization in medieval (Chaucer) to early modern British literature (Shakespeare) as well as other British and Irish poetry courses.  Sister Rita also taught in Japan and created CHC's course in modern Japanese Literature.  For twenty-five years, Sister Rita Sister led the department's "intersession" Study Abroad course in London.  She has published work on Irish Poets William Butler Yeats and Seamus Heaney.  She has also written about kinship in Shakespeare's plays.  

Educational Background: 
  • B.A. in English, Chestnut Hill College
  • M.A. in English, St. Bonaventure University
  • Post Graduate Studies, University of London , 1985
Courses Taught: 
  • Chaucer
  • Modern Japanese Literature
  • Shakespeare
  • Modern British Poetry
  • The International Tale
  • World Drama
  • Wit & Wisdom of 18th Century Literature
  • English Renaissance Poetry
  • Scriptwriting
  • Creative Writing
  • Medieval Drama
  • A Study of Kinship in Literature
Selected Publications: 
  • "Seeing Things in Seamas Heavey's 'Seeing Things'". Interpretation of Riders to the Sea (J.M. Syngs).
  • Strategies for Teaching Literature in an ESL Classes (published in Japanese and English).
  • Riders To The Sea. (John Millington Synge)
Relevant Experience: 
  • Taught at Seirei College, Nogoya, Japan 1991