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Marc Cyr


Associate Professor, Literature

1122A Newton

Ph.D., University of Washington, 1991

My main areas of interest are Modern British and War literature, though I have dabbled with Milton and Austen as well. My tendency is to stumble across something that interests me, no matter the area, and follow up on it. Hence, for my sins, currently I have a Wordsworth paper in the works. If that doesn’t get an eon or so cut from my sentence in Purgatory, nothing will.
World Literature II: 1650-Present
British Literature II: Romantics-Present
Single Author: Joseph Conrad
Special Topics: War Literature
Senior Seminar: Robert Graves, Tim O’Brien, and World War I Poetry
The English Novel: Beginnings to 1900
“The Conscientious Killer: Wilfred Owen’s ‘Strange Meeting.’” Texas Studies in Literature and Language 58.1 (Spring 2016): 108-128. Forthcoming.
“The Dramatized and Embodied Artist in The Nigger of the ‘Narcissus.’” Conradiana: A Journal of Joseph Conrad Studies 45.2 (Summer 2013): 145-162.
 “Do Them No Favors, Tell Them No Lies.” The Chronicle of Higher Education Online August 14, 2011.
“Journey of the MLA Job Candidates.”  PMLA 122.2 (March 2007)
“Bad Morality, Truth, and Mrs. Smith in Persuasion.”  Eighteenth-Century Novel 4.  Eds. Albert J. Rivero, George Justice.  AMS Press:  New York, 2005:  193-216.
“Randall Jarrell’s Answerable Style: Revision of Elegy in ‘The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner.’”  Texas Studies in Literature and Language  46.1 (Spring 2004):  92-106.


Last updated: 11/20/2015