Raymond MacKenzie  portrait

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
(Spring 2016) 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)

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.

Spring 2016 Courses

Spring 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 450 - 01 Lit Figure: John Milton - - - R - - - 1800 - 2100 JRC 481
CRN: 22955 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 core 121 and 201-204, including ENGL 280. Open to limited undergraduate student enrollment by permission of instructor and the graduate program director.

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ENGL 478 - 01 Experiential Learning - - - - - - - -
CRN: 22861 4 Credit Hours Instructor: Raymond N. MacKenzie

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GENG 623 - 01 Lit Figure: John Milton - - - R - - - 1800 - 2100 JRC 481
CRN: 21885 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Raymond N. MacKenzie In this course, our focus will be on Milton’s epic poem, PARADISE LOST, the parallel stories of the fall of Satan and of Adam and Eve. We’ll be reading the poem in the context of Milton’s time, a time of revolution, apocalyptic fears, and enormous social change. And we’ll find additional context in the works of a number of other important writers from the period who also questioned the way things were in religion, politics, and society, and who helped lay the groundwork for the modern world. Among the many topics we’ll discuss are gender roles, the relationship between religion and state, censorship, and the development of the modern conception of the individual self. Among the other authors we’ll be reading are John Donne, George Herbert, Aphra Behn, and Margaret Cavendish. This course satisfies the pre-1800 British literature requirement and counts as a 600-level course.

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Summer 2016 Courses

Summer 2016 Courses
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Fall 2016 Courses

Fall 2016 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 280 - 01 Intro to English Studies M - W - F - - 1215 - 1320
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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