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Teaching undergraduates at Marquette has been my major work since 1976: it's been a wonderful experience. Regularly I've taught a two semester survey of American Literature along with sections of the First Year Writing course and upper divisions courses such as "American Literature from 1798 - 1865," "The Poetry of Robert Frost," "Catholic Imagination in Recent American Writing," and "Recent Midwest Writings." Specific research has been on Robert Frost, Edgar Allan Poe, and James Baldwin.
Over the past several years, I have given retreats at the Jesuit Retreat Houses on the shores of Lake Winnebago and Lake Demontreville, near St. Paul. In 2007, I began to serve as Chaplain to the College of Business. In addition to offering invocations and reflections on various occasions, I am also on call for special needs.
These many years have meant experiencing what the Frost poem describes as uniting "My avocation and my vocation/ As my two eyes make one in sight."
American Literature, Fiction, Poetry, Catholic Imagination in American Writings, Recent Midwest Writings.
Robert Frost; Edgar Allan Poe; James Baldwin.
"Faith Dimensions of a Jesuit, Catholic Education" Jesuit Journeys, Fall 2011
Robert Frost’s New Hampshire: Realm Not Region." Literature and Belief. 2 (1982): 83-92.
"Robert Frost’s Annotations to Henri Bergson’s Creative Evolution." Resources for American Literary Study. 13 (1983): 184-93.
"Robert Frost’s Sense of Choice in Mountain Interval." College Literature. 11 (1984): 258-68.
"James Baldwin’s Vision of Otherness in 'Sonny’s Blues' and Giovanni's Room." College Language Association Journal. 32 (1988): 69-80.
"The Self-Consuming Narrator in Poe’s 'Ligeia' and 'Usher.'" American Literature. 60 (1988): 175-87.
"Robert Frost’s A Boy’s Will and Henri Bergson’s Creative Evolution." The South Carolina Review 21 (1988): 9-16. "The Retreat Stories." Jesuit Journeys. (Winter 2009): 20-24.
N.D.E.A. Grant, 1968
American Philosophical Society Grant, 1981.