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Raymond MacKenzie

Professor of English / Director of Renaissance Program Minor
Degree
M.A., Ph.D., Kansas State University
B.A., Concordia College (Moorhead)
At St. Thomas since 1989
Office
JRC 323
Hours
(Fall 2016) W/F 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)

Expertise/Specialties

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

Selected Publications

Diaboliques: Six Tales of Decadence, by Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly [translation, introduction, and notes] (U of MN Press, 2015).

Persian Letters, by Montesquieu [translation, introduction, and notes] (Hackett, 2014).

“Charles Baudelaire,” “François Mauriac,” and “Jean Racine” in Douglas Denton, ed., New Catholic Encyclopedia (Catholic University of America, 2011).

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 2016 Courses

Fall 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 280 - 01 Intro to English Studies M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 MCH 229
CRN: 41855 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Raymond N. MacKenzie This gateway course into the English major and the minor is an introduction to (a) literary tools, techniques, and terminology for reading and writing in English studies; (b) the history of English Studies as a discipline and the intellectual concepts and critical debates that have shaped the field; and (c) the practices of English Studies, from close reading and analysis of literary and critical texts to interpretation and scholarly research.

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GENG 699 - 01 Master's Essay - - - - - - - -
CRN: 41037 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Raymond N. MacKenzie

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J-Term 2017 Courses

J-Term 2017 Courses
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Spring 2017 Courses

Spring 2017 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
CATH 334 - 01 Lit from Christian Perspective M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 305
CRN: 22310 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Raymond N. MacKenzie This course aims to provide an in-depth exploration of how literature engages Christian thought, experience, and practice, and how a reader engages works of imaginative literature from an intellectually serious Christian perspective. Many writers have depicted a fall from a perfect world into one of loss and unhappiness, an idea that is central to Christian thought and art. In this class, we will explore some classic and modern works that address that idea of a fall and related issues of faith, ethics, and aesthetics, including John Milton’s epic, Paradise Lost. Other authors will include Shakespeare, Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene, and Charles Baudelaire. Prerequisite: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.

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ENGL 334 - 01 Lit from Christian Perspective M - W - - - - 1525 - 1700 OEC 305
CRN: 21876 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Raymond N. MacKenzie This course aims to provide an in-depth exploration of how literature engages Christian thought, experience, and practice, and how a reader engages works of imaginative literature from an intellectually serious Christian perspective. Many writers have depicted a fall from a perfect world into one of loss and unhappiness, an idea that is central to Christian thought and art. In this class, we will explore some classic and modern works that address that idea of a fall and related issues of faith, ethics, and aesthetics, including John Milton’s epic, Paradise Lost. Other authors will include Shakespeare, Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene, and Charles Baudelaire. Prerequisite: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.

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ENGL 361 - 01 Shakespeare & Early Modern M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320 OEC 212
CRN: 21271 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Raymond N. MacKenzie This course provides an in-depth exploration of a select group of texts or authors from British literature of the Renaissance or early modern era, a time of religious schism, early British imperialism, the rebirth of the classical world, and the birth of the professional theatre in England. Alongside the work of Shakespeare, the selected texts or authors will be studied in terms of a particular historical, cultural, or other context, or in terms of a convergence with authors or texts from other literary traditions or intellectual disciplines. Examples might include Shakespeare and the rise of the Renaissance theatre; Elizabethan writers and the Islamic world; Shakespeare and the idea of the human in the drama, sonnet, and personal essay; your brain on Shakespeare: cognitive literary studies. This course fulfills the Contexts and Convergences requirement in the English major. Prerequisites: ENGL 201, 202, 203, or 204.

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