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Mary Kate Azcuy, DLitt

Associate Professor

Graduate Faculty

DLitt, Drew University

MA, New York University

BA, Monmouth University

Office: Wilson Annex , Room 504

Phone: 732-571-3618


Spring 2017 Office Hours:

Office hours by appointment.

Spring 2017 Courses:

EN 218 Here Be Dragons

EN 334 Contemp Amer Lit

EN 581 Women in Literature

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

Research Interests:

Dr. Azcuy’s research interests include poetry by contemporary American poets Louise Glück and Mary Oliver, feminism, critical theory, classical mythology, and creative writing.

Selected Works:


"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 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.

Scholarly Articles:

"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.

Additional Information:


“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.