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Azcuy, Mary Kate

Mary Kate Azcuy, D.Litt.

  • Associate Professor
  • Graduate Faculty

Department: English

Phone: (732) 571-3618

Email: mazcuy@monmouth.edu


Mary Kate Azcuy, D.Litt., is an Associate Professor of English. Her research and teaching focus on American literature, literary and gender theory, myth, and creative writing. In 2020, Azcuy won a Fulbright Core Scholar Award, lecturing on American Literature and Culture. A Louise Glück scholar, Azcuy has published and presented more than a dozen articles on Glück’s poetry. Azcuy most recently presented lectures on American literature, gender, and theory at the University of Cambridge, Université de Lyon, Royal Holloway, University of London, King’s College, London, Sorbonne Université, and the National Poetry Foundation.

Azcuy is also a creative writer. She is the recipient of two AIRIE Fellowships in the Florida Everglades. In June 2018, she was the featured reader for the Atelier POEM at the Sorbonne Nouvelle, Université Paris 3. In June 2021, Transatlantica–Revue d’études américaines published several of her POEM “Poetry and Protest” poems and an interview with Azcuy. In addition to recent poetry, Azcuy’s creative non-fiction essay “The Red Snowsuit” was published in The Kenyon Review.

Education

D.Litt., Drew University

M.A., New York University

B.A., Monmouth University

Research Interests

Specialty areas include 20th and 21st-century American Literature, theory, feminisms, gender, and creative writing.

Courses

Recently Taught Classes

2021 Spring

  • Seminar in Creative Writing: Non-Fiction – EN 607
  • Seminar in English – EN 491

2020 Fall

  • Here Be Dragons: Heroic Journeys – EN 218
  • Women in Literature – EN 581

2019 Fall

  • Here Be Dragons: Heroic Journeys – EN 218
  • Modern American Literature – EN 571

2019 Spring

  • Here Be Dragons: Heroic Journeys – EN 218
  • Postmodern Literature – EN 424

Frequently Taught Classes

  • College Composition I (EN 101)
  • College English I (EN 101)
  • College English I Supplemental (EN 101S)
  • College English II (EN 102)
  • Contemporary American/British Literature (EN 542)
  • Contemporary Women Novelists (EN 431)
  • Criticism and Theory (EN 441)
  • Here Be Dragons: Heroic Journeys (EN 218)
  • Literature I: Ancient Through Renaissance (EN 201)
  • Literature II: Neoclassical to the Present (EN 202)
  • Modern American Literature (EN 571)
  • Postmodern Literature (EN 424)
  • Seminar in English (EN 491)
  • Seminar in Literary Research (EN 502)
  • Women in Literature (EN 581)
  • World Masterpieces 2 (EN 202)