Raymond MacKenzie  portrait

Raymond MacKenzie

Professor of English / Director of Renaissance Program Minor
M.A., Ph.D., Kansas State University
B.A., Concordia College (Moorhead)
At St. Thomas since 1989
JRC 323
(651) 962-5693

Academic History

M.A., Ph.D., Kansas State University
B.A., Concordia College (Moorhead)


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

Selected Publications

Italian Chronicles, by Stendahl [translation, introduction, and notes] (University of Minnesota Press, 2017).

Utopia from Thomas More to Walter Benjamin, by Miguel Abensour [translation and notes] (Univocal Press, 2017).

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.

Summer 2017 Courses

Summer 2017 Courses
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Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
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GENG 522 - 01 The English Renaissance - - - R - - - 1800 - 2100 MHC 211
CRN: 42456 3 Credit Hours Instructor: Raymond N. MacKenzie In this course, we’ll study the literature of the Early Modern period in England, with some glances at its Continental context. Among the many topics we’ll be examining are the new sense of human psychology and the inner person, the new view of religion and its relation to the state, new views of women and of male-female relations, and new views of literature and its place in society. The works we will study represent a broad range of genres, styles and approaches; the authors will include Thomas More, Sidney, Spenser, and Shakespeare as well as Amelia Lanyer, Mary Wroth, and Margaret Cavendish. This course satisfies the pre-1830 British Literature distribution requirement.

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J-Term 2018 Courses

J-Term 2018 Courses
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