Dr. John Boly

John Boly
Dr. John BolyMarquette University

Marquette Hall, 237

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-6848

Associate Professor


My research interests include modern British poetry and contemporary literary theory. I am the author of a book on W.H. Auden's poetry as well as various articles that deal with Auden's prose, modern poetry and the romantic tradition, Gerard Manly Hopkins, Derrida from a phenomenological perspective, deconstruction, and the application of performative theory to literary texts. I have recently contributed to the Cambridge Companion to W.H. Auden and am working on a study of Irish poet Seamus Heaney.

My graduate teaching interests range over modern and contemporary British poetry, the rhetorical models of Kenneth Burke, critical formalism in its Russian, New Critical, and poststructuralist modes, cultural criticism, postMarxism, and semiotics. Besides these and other accomplishments, I regularly throw a tennis ball for a finicky golden retriever.

Courses Taught

  • 20th Century British Literature
  • Literary Theory

Research Interests

  • W.H. Auden
  • Seamus Heaney

Additional Information

Office Hours

Spring 2020

  • TuTh 12:30-2:00

Teaching Schedule

Spring 2020

  • 1001/126 TuTh 9:30-10:45 David Straz 350
    • Foundations in Rhetoric
  • 1001/134 TuTh 2:00-3:15 Lalumiere 154
    • Foundations in Rhetoric

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