Mary Kate Azcuy, DLitt
DLitt, Drew University
MA, New York University
BA, Monmouth University
Office: Wilson Annex, Room 504
Spring 2015 Office Hours:
Tuesday and Friday, 1:00 – 2:15 p.m. by appointment.
Spring 2015 Courses:
EN 215 - Vampire Lit
EN 441- Criticism and Theory
Regularly Taught Courses:
EN 101 - College Composition I
EN 201 - Literature I
EN 202 - Literature II
EN 215 - Vampire Literature
EN 228 - American Literature
EN 334 - Contemporary American Literature
EN 398 - Special Topics: Postmodern Literature
EN 441 - Criticism and Theory
EN 491 - Seminar in English
EN 502 - Seminar in Literary Research
EN 542 - Contemporary American/British Literature
EN 571 - Modern American Literature
Dr. Azcuy’s research interests include poetry by contemporary American poets Louise Glück and Mary Oliver, feminism, critical theory, classical mythology, and creative writing.
"Persona, trauma, and survival in Louise Glück's postmodern, mythic, twenty-first century
'October'" Ed. Charles I. Armstrong. Contemporary Poetry and Crisis. London, UK: Palgrave
"Louise Glück's Twenty-First Century 'Persephone the Wanderer': Redefining Earth's
Dominion." Ed. Bernadette Hyner and Precious McKenzie. Forces of Nature: Naturalizing
Gender and Gendering Nature in the Discourse of Western Culture. Cambridge, UK:
Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009.
"Louise Glück, Feminism and Nature in Firstborn's 'The Egg'" Ed. Barbara J. Cook. Women
Writing Nature: A Feminist View. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2007.
"Louise Glück's Irenic Poems, 'Crater Lake' and 'Averno'" Can Literature and the Arts be Irenic?
Ed. Jennifer Kilgore-Caradec. AWP Review: The Arts of War and Peace. vol. 1, number 2. Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7, Paris, France. (November 2013)
"Vampirism, Catholicism, and Colonialism, in Gabriel García Márquez' Of Love and Other
Demons." Hispanic Monsters, Ghosts, Devils, and Orishas in Latin American and Peninsular Literature,
Film, and MusicHispanet Literary Journal. vol. 6 (2013). Ed. Zoila Clark. Florida Memorial U.
"Performance, Dada and Gaga, in the Posthuman World." Theatre, Performance, Philosophy
Conference 2014: Crossings and Transfers in Contemporary Anglo-American Thought.
Université Sorbonne, Paris, France. June 2014.
"Flannery O'Connor's mythic, post-Edenic, southern-Gothic short story 'The River." Part I.
Southern Short Fiction: Representation and Rewriting of Myth. Université Catholique de Lille, Lille,
France. 20-22 June 2013.
"Jan Beatty's 'Shooter,' a controversy for feminist and gender politics." FAAAM and EA 370
CREA, 2013 Conference: Women's inscription into the public sphere. Université Paris X, Paris
Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France. 13-14 June 2013. Chair, Marie-Claude Perrin-Chenour.
"Louise Glück's post-apocalyptic 'Blue Rotunda' from Averno: Postmodern questions regarding
the Perversion of Place." Fringe Lands, Regeneration, and Singular Landscapes. l'université
Perpignan, France. 7 June 2013. Chair, Isabelle Cases.
“Jan Beatty.” Human Equity Through Art Online. 15 August 2013.
Creative Writing: Dr. Azcuy published poems with The Exquisite Corpse, This Broken Shore, Proteus, and Crossroads: A Southern Culture Anthology, and continues work at an AIRIE Fellow of the Everglades National Park and O'Miami Poetry.