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Loyola University Chicago

Department of English

Faculty

Micael Clarke

Title/s: Associate Professor

Specialty Area: Theory of the novel, feminist theory, Victorian novel, William Thackeray, the Brontes

Office #: Crown Center 407

Phone: 82797

E-mail: mclarke@luc.edu

About

Offices Held:

Director, Undergraduate Programs in English, Loyola University Chicago, 2005-09

Director, Center for Faith and Mission, Loyola University Chicago, 2002-04

Vice President, President, Midwest Victorian Studies Association, 2001-05

Director of Writing Programs, Loyola University Chicago, 1994-1999

Degrees

B.A., M.A., University of Illinois at Chicago; Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research Interests

Victorian Novel; Theory of the Novel; Religious Literary Criticism; Gender Studies; William Makepeace Thackeray; the Brontës

Selected Publications

Books:

Thackeray and Women.  DeKalb, Illinois:  Northern Illinois University Press, 1995.

 

Recent Articles:
“’I’m No Angel’: A Feminist reading of Vanity Fair.” Critical Analysis of Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2012. Literary Reference Center. EBSCO Publishing. Web. 24 Jan. 2012.

“Charlotte Brontë’s Villette, Mid-Victorian Anti-Catholicism, and the turn to Secularism.”  ELH 78 (2011): 967-989.

“Emily Brontë’s ‘No Coward Soul’ and the Need for a Religious Literary Criticism.”  Victorians Institute Journal 37 (2009): 195-223.

“Celluloid Satire, or the Moviemaker as Moralist:  Mira Nair’s Adaptation of Thackeray’s Vanity Fair.”  In In/Fidelity:  Essays on Film Adaptation.  Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008, pp. 38-59.

“Brontë’s Jane Eyre and the Grimms’ Cinderella:  Fairy Tale as Feminist Allegory.”  In Bloom’s GuidesCharlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre.  Ed. by Harold Bloom.  New York:  Chelsea House Publishing, 2007, 80-89.  Reprinted from Studies in English Literature 40 (Autumn 2000): 695-710. 

Works in Progress:

Monograph:  Emily Brontë and Mysticism

Essay:  “A Feminist Critical Approach to Thackeray’s Vanity Fair,” for Critical Insights series, Salem Press, Pasadena, California

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