Mary Kate Azcuy, DLitt
DLitt, Drew University
MA, New York University
BA, Monmouth University
Office: Wilson Annex, Room 504
Spring 2014 Office Hours:
Tuesday and Wednesday, 3:15-4:15 p.m. by
Spring 2014 Courses:
EN 424- Postmodern Literature
EN 571- Modern American Literature
Regularly Taught Courses:
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 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.
Scholarly Publications since 2009:
“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 MacMillan, 2010.
“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 Press, 2009.
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)
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 Music Hispanet Literary
Journal. vol. 6 (2013). Ed. Zoila Clark. Florida Memorial U.
“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
“Resolutions to Difference from Judith
Butler’s Precarity and Louise Glück’s ‘Prism’” “Feminist (In)visible
Alliances.” ESSE (European Society for the Study of English) Conference.
Istanbul, Turkey. September 2012.
“Vampires and the Cloaks of Catholicism and Colonialism that Demonizes Women in
Márquez’ Of Love and Other Demons.” 1st International Hispanic Conference of
the Day of the Dead: “Monsters, Ghosts & Devils in Latin American &
Peninsular Literature, Film, and Music.” Miami, Florida. October 2011.
“After the Trauma, Annie Proulx’s The Shipping News: deconstruction of gender
limits.” 2011 FAAAM/Femmes Auteurs Anglo-Américanes Conference: “Territory
(-ies) and Environment in Women’s Literature.” Université Paris Ouest Nanterre
La Défense, Paris, France. September 2011.
“Pausanias’ Tales of Demeter’s Children and Louise Glück’s ‘Landscapes,’
exploring the Place of Loss, Ecocritical Crisis, and Nihilism.” “The
Interpretation and Influence of Greek Myth.” Rocky Mountain Modern Language
Association 2010 Conference. Albuquerque, NM. October 2010.
“Hybrid or Artist, the American Professor Poet.” “The Missing Link in Academia”
ESSE (European Society for the Study of English) Conference. Torino, Italy,
“Louise Glück’s Marriage Poems: in Death, Silence, and Exile, Postmodern
Perceptions of Masculinity and the ‘Feminine’” Lecture. Performing Straight
White Masculinities Conference. Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, France.
“Louise Glück’s Aeneidian Underworld, Averno.” The Interpretation and Influence
Myth. Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association 2009 Conference. Snowbird,
Utah. October 2009.
“Post-confessional portraits: Louise Glück’s ‘Proofs & Theories: Essays on
“Poets and Poetry Panel” at the 49th Annual SAES Société des Anglicistes de
l'Enseignement Supérieur Congress. Bordeaux, France, May 2009.
“Jan Beatty.” Human Equity Through Art Online. 15 August 2013.
(since 2009) Dr. Azcuy
published poems with The Exquisite Corpse, This Broken Shore, Proteus,
and Crossroads: A Southern Culture Anthology. In 2009 and 2010, she
was awarded poetry residences, AIRIE fellowships, in the Florida Everglades
National Park. Miami and Everglades installation projects, since 2011: Fresh AIRIE poetry project:
Miami Dade College in Homestead, November-December 2013; Everglades National
Park, Homestead FL- Spring 2011; Spring 2014; Florida Atlantic University- Fall
2014; Museum of Florida Art and Culture at South Florida Community College,
Avon Park, FL- Winter 2014/2015. Azcuy poetry readings
include the O’Miami Poetry Festival 2013 (The Betsy Hotel, That’s So Miami Reading, PinUp
PopUp Poets, South Florida Art’s Center Lincoln Road, South Beach. ) and
the O’Miami Poetry Festival 2011 (AIRIE Poets, Fairchild Gardens, Miami), as
well as the Mamapalooza poetry festival readings, 2009, 2010 at the Bowery
Poetry Club, NYC.