Ph.D., Loyola University of Chicago
Specializes in: Early Modern lyric and narrative poetry; poetry of the English Recusancy, as well as the prolific and various uses of alcohol in the works of William Shakespeare; can discuss poetry, language use, higher education trends, Catholic higher education, and public rhetoric.
Other: executive vice president of Saint Anselm College, 1998 to 2003; worked with accreditation at Saint Anselm and other institutions. Organizes the college’s annual Shakespeare's Birthday Festival.
Hear Professor Bouchard discuss "Grammar, Writing and the Evolution of the English Language."
Jeanne M. Carvelos
M.F.A., American University
Can discuss: science fiction, horror and fantasy; latest scientific discoveries, technological innovations and possible future scientific developments.
Other: science fiction author, astrophysicist and mathematician; worked in the Astronaut Training Division at NASA's JohnsonSpaceCenter;was a senior editor at Bantam Doubleday Dell; won the World Fantasy Award and developed the Cutting Edge imprint of literary fiction; directs Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop for six weeks every summer; writing Fatal Spiral, a thriller about genetic manipulation and cloning.
Ph.D., University of Delaware
Can discuss: Nineteenth-century British literature, especially Victorian novels; Romantic poetry; Gothic fiction; girls' coming-of-age novels; religion and fiction; contemporary British and American novels; the popularity/unpopularity of reading; the issue of children reading; student writing and the teaching of writing.
Other: research interests include the Bronte sisters, Thomas Hardy, convent novels, nuns in fiction; coordinates Freshman English program, Mind Over Major undergraduate conference; devotion to Catholic education and Villa Augustina Catholic school.
Ph.D., Ohio University
Specializes in: Medieval literature, history of the English language, and Jane Austen.
Can discuss: grammar and language, in general; history of the English language; medieval literature, including Chaucer and Arthurian literature; Willa Cather’s and Jane Austen’s works; literary theory. Publications include "Poustinia and the 'Worldly' Spirituality of Margery Kempe," Studia Mystica, Fall 1991.
Landis K. Magnuson
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Can discuss: performing arts and theatre; American popular entertainment; dramatic literature.
Other: studies late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American theatre, including repertoire theatre, vaudeville, Chautauqua, and Swedish-dialect comedy; teaches theatre direction, acting for stage, American theatre history; author of Circle Stock Theater: Touring American Small Towns, 1900-1960; Anselmian Abbey Players director since 1988.
Ph.D., Columbia University
Specializes in: 20th-century British, women's and Romantic and Victorian literature. An expert on journalist/novelist Rebecca West.
Author of: Paradoxical Feminism: The Novels of Rebecca West; articles on Edna O’Brien, Virginia Woolf, Mary Lavin, and Dorothy L. Sayers.