Professor Maura Harrington has published on Irish, American, and English literature.
My blood began running blue in 2001, when I became a graduate student and Teaching Assistant in the Department of English at Seton Hall University. After I completed my M.A. in English in 2003, I became an Adjunct Instructor. Since 2007, I have been a writing Instructor. I enjoy teaching Reading and Writing Workshop, College English I, College English II and Great Books of the Western World II. I am involved in the College of Arts and Sciences online courses initiative, and I have instructed Great Books II online. My online College English II course debuted in the Spring 2010 semester.
My students are often surprised to learn that I did not major in English as an undergraduate. My major was liberal arts, and my minor was psychology. Although my liberal arts major did not include many English courses, I also took a significant number of courses in religious studies, philosophy, history, communications and the arts. My interests today are still interdisciplinary, and I work to build interdisciplinary bridges in my teaching and scholarship. I am particularly interested in the relationship among history, catholic spirituality and thought, the fine and performing arts, popular culture and literature.
Of course, my personal statement would not be complete if I failed to mention that my main research interest is Irish literature. I recently completed my dissertation, in which I analyzed the relationship between nationalism and religion in the portrayals of the supernatural in magical realist Irish literature written between 1891 and 1916.
Seton Hall is a unique and wonderful environment in which I have experienced enrichment of mind, heart and spirit-- both as a student and as a teacher. I work hard to extend to my students the benefits that a Seton Hall education has given me.
- Ph.D., Drew University, 2010
- M.Phil., Drew University, 2009
- M.A., Seton Hall University, 2003
- B.A., Caldwell College, 2001
- The Irish American Experience in New Jersey and Metropolitan New York: Cultural Identity, Hybridity, and Commemoration
- Franklin as Father: Didactic Discourse in the Autobiography (Book Chapter)
In Jack Lynch (Ed.), "Critical Insights: Benjamin Franklin," Hackensack, NJ: Salem Press, 58- 75,
- A Millennium's Journey Into `The Deep Heart's Core': William Butler Yeats' `The Lake Isle of Innisfree' and Green Martyrdom
Yeats-Eliot Review, 26(1), 17- 20,
- Shakespeare's Portrayal of Irish Infiltration in 2 Henry VI: The Influences of Cade and of the Kerns
Discoveries in Renaissance Culture 24(1), article 1,
- On the Wings of Angels: Stephen's Flight as a National Plight
Hypermedia Joyce Studies, 8(2), Section 3, Article 1,
- Observations upon the Irish Devils: Echoes of Eire in Paradise Lost
Early Modern Literary Studies, 12(3), article 2,