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
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

Graziella, by Alphonse de Lamartine [translation, introduction, and notes] (University of Minnesota Press, 2018).

Brouhaha: Worlds of the Contemporary, by Lionel Ruffel [translation and notes] (University of Minnesota Press, 2018).

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 2020 Courses

Summer 2020 Courses
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Fall 2020 Courses

Fall 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
ENGL 361 - 01 Shakespeare & Early Modern - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 SCB 324

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

SCB 324

Course Registration Number:

46410 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

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 Early British Literature and the Contexts and Convergences requirement in the English major. Prerequisites: ENGL 121 or ENGL 201, 202, 203, 204 or 206. NOTE: For students under the current degree program who started the core literature/writing requirement with ENGL 121, you will need to complete an ENGL 201-204 class in order to fulfill that core requirement--this course will not fulfill that requirement. However, students under the current degree program who started the core literature/writing requirement with an ENGL 201-204 or 206 class may take this course to complete their core literature/writing requirement.

Schedule Details

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J-Term 2021 Courses

J-Term 2021 Courses
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