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Kelly McGuire

Associate Professor of English

Contact Information


Office Hours

Office: Administration Building, Room 434-B

Office hours: Monday and Wednesday, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Tuesday 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., and by appointment


Ph.D., M.A. Brandeis University; B.A., University of New Mexico

Courses I Teach

  • ENGL2701 Literature & Film
  • ENGL2321 Love & Gender in British Literature and Film
  • ENGL3303 Images of Masculinity
  • ENGL3703 Critical Theory & the Academy
  • ENGL3707 Film Theory
  • ENGL2402 Shakespeare
  • HONOR2202 Reading "Shakespeare"
  • ENGL4999 Theories of the Grotesque
  • ENGL4999 The Psychoanalytic Imagination

Publications + Presentations

  • "Critical Evanescence: Rethinking Early Modern Subjectivity through Lacan." In "Lacanian Interpretations of Shakepeare," a special issue of The Shakespeare Yearbook,  2010.
  • "The Art of Disorientation: Image, Event, and the Politics of Response in three films about 9/11." Enculturation, May 2009

Textbook companions

  • Heath Anthology of American Literature, 2001-2003
    Researched, edited, and wrote content for interactive literary, historical, and cultural timeline (1530-2000) for textbook companion website and maintained the site quarterly.
  • Raimes, Keys for Writers, 2003
    Designed and wrote material for companion website to Ann Raimes's Keys for Writers series.
  • Jack Rawlins, The Writer's Way, 2003
    Updated and edited Instructor's Resource Manual
  • John Chaffee, Thinking Critically, 2002
    Updated Instructor's Resource Manual
  • Vandermey et al, The College Writer, 2002
    Designed and wrote material for interactive textbook companion website.
  • Cooper, Literacy: Helping Children to Construct Meaning, 2001
    Designed and wrote material for interactive textbook companion website.

Presentations and Lectures

  • "'Guys Drive on Ice': A Topological Study of Masculinity in Breaking Bad," International Narrative Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 2012
  • "See Dick Dream His Own Death: Pseudocide Fantasies in Contemporary American Television," International Narrative Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, April 2010
  • "Monstrous Lover: Gender and Narrative Form in Lady Mary Wroth's Sonnets," International Narrative Conference, Birmingham, England, June 2009
  • "After the 'Unspeakable:' Tensions between Theory and the Real in post-9/11 Cultural Texts," International Narrative Conference, Austin, Texas, May 2008.
  • "L'Enfant Terrible: Narrative, Subjectivity, and the Story after Theory," International Narrative Conference, Washington D. C., March 2007.
  • "The Man of Action: Masculinity as Legitimizing Narrative in the War in Iraq." International Narrative Conference, Ottawa, April 2006.
  • "Critical Evanescence: Rethinking Early Modern Subjectivity through Lacan," Renaissance Society of America, San Francisco, March 2006.
  • "'I am not I, pity the tale of me': Narrative Encounters with the Real in Filmic Depictions of 9/11." International Narrative Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, April 2005.
  • "Art and the Cult: the beautiful-grotesque in Geek Love." Narrative Conference, Burlington, Vermont, April 2004.
  • "Strange Beauty: the objet petit a and Critical Discourse," Annual Interdisciplinary Conference at USC, Los Angeles, April 2004.
  • "Beauty, Hurston, Sex, Trees, and Libations." Feminist Colloquium, Brandeis University, April 1996.
  • Research Sabbatical Leave, Emmanuel College, Spring 2011
  • Course Release for Research, Emmanuel College, Fall 2006
  • Course Release for Research, Emmanuel College, Spring 2007
  • Faculty-Student Research Grant, Emmanuel College, 2005
  • Advanced Teaching and Dissertation Fellowship, Brandeis University, 1999-2000
  • Reiss Graduate Fellowship, Brandeis University, 1993-1997
  • Reba Rutz Beidelman Memorial Graduate Scholarship, 1993

Research Focus

Early modern British literature, gender studies, psychoanalytic theory, critical theory, film

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