1988 - Ph.D., Loyola University of Chicago
Research Interests and Background
Dr. Gary Bouchard specializes in Early Modern lyric and narrative poetry. Dr. Bouchard has published essays on a variety of early modern authors including Edmund Spenser, Phineas Fletcher, William Alabaster, Robert Southwell, George Herbert, Thomas Traherne and John Milton. He has also published several articles on the nineteenth century poet, Gerard Manley Hopkins. His book, Colin's Campus: Cambridge Life and the English Eclogue was published by Associated University Presses in 2000. His current research interest is the poetry of the English Recusancy, specifically the work of Robert Southwell. He is presently working to complete a book on Southwell's influence on seventeenth century poets.
Dr. Bouchard joined the Saint Anselm English Department in 1987. He has served the College in a variety of capacities, including a five-year term as the College's Executive Vice President from 1998 to 2003. He has also been a team member and chair on several NEASC Accrediting teams at other institutions, as well as a wide variety of college committees for two and a half decades. He currently serves as the secretary of the Executive Board of New Hampshire Catholic Charities, as a trustee of Catholic Medical Center and on boards at Bishop Brady High School and The Villa Augustina. He assists various organizations in strategic communications and in the cultivation and articulation of their missions.
Dr. Bouchard teaches courses in sixteenth and seventeenth century literature, including Renaissance Studies, Shakespeare, Edmund Spenser, The Sonnet and the Metaphysical Poets.