Professor of English,
Director, The Walker Percy Center
Director of Freshman English
Landrieu Distinguished Teaching Professor
Faculty Advisor: Loyola Croquet Society,
Fall 2012 Courses: The World of Tim Burton
Current Research Projects:
Neil Jordan's fiction and films
Joseph O'Connor's fiction and screenplays
Harrison Ford and the Politics of Contemporary Film,
Fiction and Feminism, Irish Film , Anime.
"Is not general incivility the very essence of love?"
Melancholy is a fearful gift. What is it but the Telescope of truth?
George Gordon, Lord Byron
Syllabi for other courses I teach:
My Favorite Poem
They Fuck you up, your mom and dad;
They may not mean to but they do.
They give you all the faults they had,
And add some new ones just for you.
But they were fucked up in their turn
By fools in old style hats and coats,
who half the time were sloppy stern,
And half at one another's throats.
Man hands on misery to man;
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as quickly as you can,
And don't have any kids yourself.
Grave of the Fireflies