Paul Ady, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English

508-767-7593 Founders Hall - Room 229

Degrees Earned

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’ ”

Courses Taught

Introduction to Media Analysis

Romanticism

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).

Presentations

“’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.

Faculty Website

http://www1.assumption.edu/users/ady/default.html