B.A., Florida State University
M.A., Florida State University
M.A., University of Toronto
Ph.D., University of Toronto
Ph.D. Thesis Title: “Readability, Modes Of Comprehension and Two ‘Limit Texts’: Thomas Mann’s ‘Doktor Faustus’ and James Joyce’s ‘Finnegans Wake’ ”
Introduction to Media Analysis
Approaches to Reading and Interpretation
Publications & Editorships
Satyagraha and Literary Studies: Strategies for Inclusion of Literature in an Interdisciplinary Peace Studies Course,” Journal of Gandhi Studies Vol. V. Nos I and II (2007).
James Joyce and the Problem of Evil: From Ulysses to Finnegans Wake,” Persons and the Literature of Evil, Winter, 2002.
Joyce’s Finnegans Wake“ The Explicator, Volume 59, Number 2, Winter 2001, PP. 91- 93.
Fear and Trembling at the Center.” Writing Lab Newsletter 12 (1998).
English Teacher as Sensei: Zen and the Art of Reading Poetry.” Leaflet 87 (1988).
Reading as a Communal Act of Discovery: Finnegan’s Wake in the Classroom.” Reader 16 (1986).
“’For amber waves of ignorant bliss’: Three American Soldiers Write About the Iraq War” 11th Annual New Directions Conference, Budapest, Hungary, June 21, 2013.
“Reading for Peace: The ‘Canto of Ulysses’ Chapter in Primo Levi’s Se Questo è un Uomo”14th Annual Mediterranean Studies Conference, Ionian University, Corfu, Greece, May 25-28, 2011.
“Satyagraha and Literary Studies: Strategies for Inclusion of Literature in an Interdisciplinary Peace Studies Course,” International Gandhi Conference, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kerala, India, March 15-17, 2007.
“Life as a Muckheap: Beckett Reads Leopardi,” Genoa, 9th Annual International Congress of the Mediterranean Studies Association, Università di Genova, May 26, 2006.