B.A. Saint Michael's College
M.A. University of Virginia
Ph.D. McGill University
I teach the American Literature surveys, Literary Studies, and first-year seminars. I have published papers on Shakespeare, Shelley, Whitman and antebellum women writers. I am currently serving as the Associate Dean of the College.
Joan Wry, associate dean of the college, has a paper in the current issue of The Explicator: "Perception, Representation, and the 'property in the horizon': Thoreau’s and Emerson's Differing Versions of a Liminal Aesthetic" (70:4, 264-267). Another article, "Emerson, the Genius Tradition, and the Aspirant Poems of Margaret Fuller," was published in The CEA Critic 73.2, 21-33. Joan will be presenting two papers at conferences this spring, the first at the College English Association conference in Savannah, GA, on April 4-7, and the second at the Transatlantic Women Writers II international conference in Florence, Italy on June 6-9.