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Selected Publications and Other Achievements

A partial list of publications and papers presented at academic conferences may be found below. In addition, three members of the English Department have won Teacher of the Year awards in 1994, 1996, and 2006

"The Uses of Violence: Disenchantment in Ulysses. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies in New York City, April 18-21, 2007. 

"Growing Uncertainty: Levels of Uncertainty in Ana Castillo's Sapogonia. Presented at the International Conference on Narrative, April 2007. 

"'Bloody, Bold, and Resolute': Martin McDonagh and the Politics of Violence." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies in New York City, April 18-21, 2007. 

"Recuperation & Re-Imagination: Frontier-Space in Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses and Alfredo Vea's The Silver Cloud Cafe. The Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies. Spring 2007. 

"Humanists as Clerks, Humanists as Intellectuals: Identity Formation in Humanist Historiography." Presented at the Annual Convention of the Renaissance Society of America in Miami, Florida, March 2007. 

"Renaissance Prose Satire in England and Italy." A Companion to Satire. Ed. Ruben Quintero. Blackwell, 2006. 

"'What Is Gretta a Symbol of?': Mother Ireland in James Joyce's 'The Dead'." Presented at the Meeting of the UK Network on Modern Fiction Studies at Westminster University in London, June 14, 2006. 

"Filelfo's Cynic Muse." Presented at the Annual Convention of the Renaissance Society of America in San Francisco, March 2006. 

"Brush up your Shakespeare: Adaptation versus Alteration in Charles Molloy's The Half-Pay Officers." Presented at the Annual Conference of the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies in San Antonio, Texas, December 5, 2005. 

"Networking North and South: Collaborative Irish Studies Online." Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies in South Bend, Indiana, April 14, 2005. 

"Mixing Memory and Desire: Narrative Strategies and the Past in Joyce's Fiction." Presented at the International James Joyce Symposium in Dublin, Ireland, June 15, 2004. 

"M(O)therland: Gretta and National Identity in 'The Dead'." Presented at the International James Joyce Symposium in Dublin, Ireland, June 15, 2004. 

"Symbolic Narratives: The Hazards of Being an Intertextually Adept Character." Presented at the International Conference on Narrative in Burlington, Vermont, April 24, 2004. 

"'Something Is Being Eroded': Colonial Domination and Deculturation in Brian Friel's Translations and Shakespeare's Henriad." Nua: Studies in Contemporary Irish Writing. 2003. 

"Freedoms in The French Lieutenant's Woman." Twentieth-Century Literature 48 (Spring 2002): 50-76. 

Scholars' Bedlam: Menippean Satire in the Renaissance. Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 1995. 

"Saints and Lovers: Miss Lonelyhearts in the Tradition." Studies in Short Fiction 31 (Spring 1994): 225-35. 

"O miseri philologi: Codro Urceo's Satire on Professionalism and Its Context." Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies 20 (1990): 91-122. 

"Evelyn Waugh's Early Novels: The Limits of Fiction." Papers on Language and Literature 30 (Fall 1994): 373-86. 

"Skelton: The Voice of the Mob in Sanctuary." Rethinking the Henrician Era: New Essays on Early Tudor Texts and Contexts. Ed. Peter Herman. Champaign-Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993. 

"In the Name of the Mother: Matriarchal Domains in J.M. Synge's Riders to the Sea and Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa." Presented at the College English Association Conference, Charleston, SC, April 6, 2000. 

"'It is good and seemly to pass the time of our youth': Women's Recreation and Societal Class Constructs in Late Medieval England." Presented at the annual conference of the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies, Coral Gables, FL, October 7, 1999. 

"Sexuality Expressed and Repressed: Lady Falkland's History of the Life, Reign and Death of Edward II." Presented at the College English Association Conference, Philadelphia, Pa, April 2, 1999. 

"'For sum be lewed, And sum be shrewed': Archetypes of Women in Middle English Ballads." Presented at the Nineteenth Medieval Forum, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, NH, April 17, 1998. 

"'A second fall of cursed man': England as 'this other Eden' in Shakespeare's Richard II." Presented at the College English Association Conference, San Antonio, TX, April 2, 1998. 

"'Bloodshed is a cleansing and sanctifying thing': Religion and Ritual in Sean O'Casey's The Plough and the Stars." Presented at the Pennsylvania College English Association Conference, DuBois, PA, March 20, 1998. 

"Branagh's Claudio: A Push for Sympathy." Presented at the Ohio Shakespeare Conference, Ohio University, Athens, OH, May 10, 1995. 

"Changing Americans' Reading Tastes: Maxwell Perkins and Ernest Hemingway." Presented at the American Literature Association in Baltimore, May 1997. 

"Valla's Ockhamism." Presented at the Renaissance Society of America Convention, Vancouver, B.C., 1997. 

"Seasons of Prosperity and Adversity in Shakespeare's Richard III." Presented at the Central Renaissance Conference, Center for Reformation Research, St. Louis, 1987. 

"The Emergence of the Literary Grotesque in the Late Quattrocento." Presented at the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association Conference, Grand Canyon National Park, 1989. 

"Swift's Tale of a Tub and the Renaissance Anatomy." Presented at a conference of the International Congress of the Enlightenment, University College, Dublin in July, 1999.