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MacKenzie, Raymond

Professor of English/Director of Renaissance Program Minor
Degree
Ph.D., Kansas State University
Office
JRC 323
Hours
(Fall 2013) M/W 2:00-3:00pm; also by appointment
Phone
(651) 962-5693

Academic History

M.A., Ph.D., Kansas State University
B.A., Concordia College (Moorhead) At St. Thomas since 1989

Expertise/Specialties

Milton
19th- and 20th-century British Literature
Literary Criticism
Modern French Literature

Selected Publications

Germinal, by Emila Zola [translation and notes] (Hackett, 2011).

Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert [translation, introduction, and notes] (Hackett, 2009).

“Rethinking Rhyme, Signifying Friendship:  Milton’s Lycidas and Epitaphium Damonis,” Modern Philology 106: 3, 2009.

Paris Spleen and La Fanfarlo, by Charles Baudelaire [translation, introduction, and notes] (Hackett, 2008).

“A Lock of Christina Rossetti’s Hair,” Connecticut Review 29: 1, 2007.

Thérèse Desqueyroux, by François Mauriac [translation, introduction, and notes] (Rowman and Littlefield, 2005).

"Mauriac's Viper's Tangle and A Woman of the Pharisees," in Mary Reichardt, ed., A Companion to Catholic Literature (Greenwood Press, 2004).

"Lady Cynthia Asquith," "Edmund Curll," "George Gilfillan," "Sir Allen Lane," "Viola Meynell," "Jacob Tonson," "William Wilson" in New Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press, 2004).

God and Mammon and What Was Lost, by François Mauriac [translation, introduction, and notes] (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003).

Viola Meynell, 1885-1956:  A Critical Biography (Edwin Mellen Press, 2002).

"Alice Meynell," in M. Reichardt, ed., Catholic Women Writers (NY:  Greenwood Press, 2001).

"Language, Self, and Business Ethics," The Journal of Markets and Morality, vol. 3, 1, 2000.

"Lady Cynthia Asquith," "Catherine Carswell," "Ivy Litvinov," and "Viola Meynell" in Paul and June Schlueter, eds., Encyclopedia of British Women Writers (Rutgers University Press, 1999).

"Edwin Muir" in George M. Johnson, ed., British Novelists between the Wars (Sumter, SC:  Bruccoli Clark Layman), 1998.

Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 220 - 01 The Classical Tradition - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 55S B10
CRN: 42937 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Raymond N. MacKenzie This course will focus on representative texts of Western literature in translation, from the origins of Greek literature through Early Modern Europe. Authors may include Homer, Sappho, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Virgil, Ovid, Dante, and Marie de France. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204

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J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
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Spring 2015 Courses

Spring 2015 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
CSMA 549 - 01 The Catholic Novel - - - R - - - 1800 - 2100 55S 207
CRN: 21363 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Raymond N. MacKenzie This course considers particular topics in the area of Catholic Studies and the Arts. Although the topics will vary, the courses will have both an aesthetic foundation and an interdisiplinary focus. These topics courses will fulfill the area requirement of Catholic Studies and the Arts.

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ENGL 450 - 01 Modern European Traditions - T - - - - - 1800 - 2100 JRC 481
CRN: 22858 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Raymond N. MacKenzie This advanced course will focus on a closely defined group of literary and critical texts. Students will be asked to synthesize as they read and write, using extensive critical analysis to integrate their experience of literary texts with relevant critical insights and ongoing scholarship. Students will also be expected to take part in and lead discussion, and to write a substantial critical essay. Prerequisites: 5 courses beyond the ENGL 100 level including ENGL 380. Open to limited graduate student enrollment by permission of instructor and the graduate program director.

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GENG 562 - 01 Modern European Traditions - T - - - - - 1800 - 2100 JRC 481
CRN: 21828 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Raymond N. MacKenzie Reading in translation of representative masterpieces in the European tradition from the Renaissance through the 20th century, including such writers as Cervantes, Racine, Goethe , Flaubert, Sand, Dostoevsky, Kafka, and Mann. Areas of inquiry may also include the mutual interactions of the European tradition with modern African, Latin American, or Eastern literatures.

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