Katherine Maynard
Professor of English Email: maynard@rider.edu
Phone Number: (609) 895-5575
Office Location:
Fine Arts 322

Faculty Office Hours

Mailing Address:
2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Role: 
Faculty
Title: 
Professor of English
Email: 
maynard@rider.edu
Phone Number: 
(609) 895-5575
Mailing Address: 
2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Office Location: 
Fine Arts 322

Dr. Maynard was hired to teach the Literary History I and II survey courses required for all English majors and minors. She also has taught Great Ideas I (BHP), Great Ideas II (BHP), American Identity in the Arts (AMS), and Advanced Poetry.

She has published five books (Revenge Versus Legality: Wild Justice from Balzac to Clint Eastwood and Abu GhraibThomas Hardy's Tragic Poetry: The Lyrics and The DynastsMen and Women at Work: Warriors and Villagers on the Job, as well as two children's books, Dining with Dinosaurs and The Cat-astrophe). In addition, she has published many scholarly articles ranging from Shakespeare to contemporary writers; poetry; and a libretto for a musical performed by the American Boychoir. She is currently writing a book on the idea of disenchantment in contemporary poetry. Dr. Maynard is a recipient of the Rider University (formerly Lindback) Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Professional Honors

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS from SUNY at Brockport
  • Given the Warren M. Morgan Memorial Award for English
  • Granted a Graduate Fellow at the University of Rochester for the Ph.D.
  • Received the Rider University Distinguished Teaching Award

Publications
Books

  • Dining with Dinosaurs, an illustrated children’s book in verse, published 2014.
  • The Cat-astrophe, an illustrated children’s book in verse, published 2013.
  • Revenge Versus Legality: Wild Justice from Balzac to Clint Eastwood and Abu Ghraib, Routledge Press, spring 2010.
  • Men and Women at Work: Warriors and Villagers on the Job, Career Press (written under the name Katherine Kearney, co-authored), 1994.
  • Thomas Hardy's Tragic Poetry: The Lyrics and The Dynasts, University of Iowa Press, 1991.

Book in Progress

  • Disenchanted Voices: The Loss of Wonder in Contemporary American Poetry, 397 pages, manuscript complete.

Other Publications

  • “Management of Forbidden Information,” in Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, 2009.
  • “Making War and Talking Peace: Legacies of Wilson, Roosevelt and Bush,” in the International Journal of the Humanities, Vol 7, 2009.
  • “An Inconvenient Poet: Robinson Jeffers and Contemporary Environmental Concerns,” published in conference proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, 2008.
  • “The Geography of Disaster: Scientific and Fictional Narratives of Collapse,” Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, 2007.
  • “No Safe Haven: American Housing and Its Pathologies in John Cheever’s Fictions.” Published in conference proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, 2007.
  • “Moises Kaufman’s ‘Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde”’ in OScholars, 2007. 
  • “Nationalism, the Legacy of Nuremberg, Andre Brink’s Political Essays, and A Dry White Season,” History of European Ideas, 2003.
  • “New World Disorder: Conrad’s Nostromo and Twenty-First-Century Terrorism” co-authored paper presented at “Writing and Terror: an International Colloquim” sponsored by the Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto, March 2001.  Published in the conference proceedings by University of Toronto Press, 2002.
  •  “Remembrance and Atonement: Two Narrations of the Amritsar Massacre,” Modern Fiction Studies, 2001.
  •  “American Ethnicity and European Existentialism: An Intertextual Analysis of Wright’s Native Son and Camus’ The Stranger,” MELUS, 2001.
  • “The Perils and Pleasures of Professionalism in Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll  and Mr. Hyde and Doyle’s A Study in Scarlet and Other Fictions”  The European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms, Carfax Publishing, Oxfordshire, UK. Vol. 5, No. 3, pp.365-384, 2000.
  • “Carnival in Edinburgh: a Bakhtinian Analysis of Menippean Satire in Twentieth-Century Scotland” The New Europe at the Crossroads II, Peter Lang Press, Baltimore, MD, 2000.
  • “Theodore Kaczynski: The American Adam as Terrorist, Cult Hero, and Isolated Nut” Columbia Journal of American Studies, Columbia University Press, NY, NY, 2000.
  • “Kaczynski, Conrad, and Terrorism”, Conradiana, (co-authored), Vol. 31, No. 1, pp. 3-25, 1999.
  • “Polyphony in the Jungle: A Bakhtinian Analysis of Heart of Darkness and Related Works,” Conrad and/in Africa, Columbia University Press, NY, NY (co-authored), 1999.
  • “The Center Still Does Not Hold: European Violence in the 1990s and Beyond,” New Europe at the Crossroads, Ed. Ursula Beitter, Peter Lang Press, Baltimore, MD. pp. 149-160, 1998.
  • “Narcissus Staring Into Ice: Male Egoism in the Early Literary Works of Leonora Carrington,” European Legacy: Toward New Paradigms, MIT Press, Boston, MA. Vol. IV, (155), 1998.
  • “Art Beyond Conflict: Paintings by Belfast Artists,” Ellipses, Princeton, NJ. Vol V, No. 5, pp. 45-64, 1996.
  • “Seven Walks in the Fictional Woods by Umberto Eco,” a literary review, History of European Ideas, Pergamon Press Ltd., Oxford. UK. Vol. 21, 1995.
  • “The Band of Five in the Cave of Testing,” a musical play written for and performed by The American Boychoir, premiere performance November 1994.
  • “Interior Meaning: Design of the Bourgeois Home in the Realist Novel by Kirsten Belgum,” a literary review, History of European Ideas, Pergamon Press Ltd., Oxford, UK. Vol. 18, 1994.
  • “George Bernard Shaw,” a literary biographical essay, Research Guide to European Historical Biography, edited by James A. Moncure, Beacham Publishing, Inc., Washington, DC. Vol. VIII, pp. 4584-4596, 1993.
  • “Shakespeare's Georgic Nationalism,” History of European Ideas, Pergamon Press Ltd., Oxford, UK. Vol. 16, 1993.
  • “Hugh MacDiarmid and Thomas Hardy: Local Realities and the ‘revolt against all accepted things,’”  Studies in Scottish Literature, University of South Carolina Press, Vol. XXVII, pp. 189-202, 1992.
  • “The Spiritual Textures of Diane Horn,” a Rider University Art Gallery catalogue publication, 1991.
  • “America the Possible? Seeing America First With Nathaniel Tarn,” Ellipses, Princeton, NJ,  1991.
  • “Uncut pages: Three Parables of Credibility and Credulity in Contemporary Education,’ Ellipses, Princeton, NJ, 1991.
  • “Diane Horn,” Art Times (February 1991).
  • “Pablo Neruda," a literary biographical essay, Great Lives From History: Twentieth Century, edited by Frank N. Magill, Salem Press, Inc., Pasadena, CA, 1990.
  • “Eugenio Montale,” a literary biographical essay, Great Lives From History: Twentieth Century, edited by Frank N. Magill, Salem Press, Inc., Pasadena, CA, 1990.
  • “Searching for Le Mot Juste,” a poem in Ellipses, Princeton, NJ, 1990.
  • “Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood,” a literary review, Landfall, Vol.44, 1990.

Papers Presented 

  • “Making War and Talking Peace: Legacies of Wilson, Roosevelt, and Bush,” virtual presentation at the International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, at Beijing, China (June 2009).
  • “Management of Forbidden Information,” at the International Multi-Conference on Society, Cybernetics and Informatics, at Orlando, Florida (July 2009).
  • “An Inconvenient Poet: Robinson Jeffers and Contemporary Environmental Concerns,” at the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, at Honolulu, Hawaii (January 2008).
  • "No Safe Haven: American Housing and Its Pathologies in John Cheever’s Fictions” at the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities at Honolulu, Hawaii (January 2007).
  • “The Geography of Disaster: Scientific and Fictional Narratives of Collapse” as a virtual presentation at the International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability at Chennai, India (January 2007).
  • “The Kitchen and the Wilderness: Women’s and Men’s Representations of the American Frontier Environment” at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference in Orlando, Florida (June 2005).
  • “Nationalism, the Legacy of Nuremberg, Andre Brink’s Political Essays, and A Dry White Season” at the International Society for the Study of European Ideas at the University of Wales (July 2002).
  • “Bakunin in Seattle, Thoreau in Prague: Trading the Cultures of Dissent” at the Trading Cultures Conference (sponsored by the Nordic Association of American Studies) at the Copenhagen Business School in Copenhagen, Denmark (August 2001).
  • "Constructing Space and Gender in Early Modernist Detective Fiction” at the Gendered Spaces Conference at the University of Huelva, Spain (May 2001).
  • “Disenchanted Voices: Religious Themes in Two Centuries of American Poetry” at the 2001 Biennial Conference of the Southern American Studies Association in Atlanta, Georgia (February 2001).
  • “American Ethnicity and European Existentialism: An Intertextual Analysis of Wright’s Native Son and Camus’ The Stranger” at the MELUS Conference in Orleans, France (June 2000).
  • “Remembering Amritsar: An Intertextual Analysis of E. M. Forster’s A Passage to India and Queen Elizabeth II’s 1997 State Visit to India” at the international conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas in Bergen, Norway (August 2000).
  • “Theodore Kaczynski: The American Adam as Terrorist, Cult Hero, and Isolated Nut” at Southern American Studies Conference in Wilmington, NC (February 1999).
  • “Carnival in Edinburgh: a Bakhtinian Analysis of Menippean Satire in Twentieth-Century Scotland” at The New Europe at the Crossroads Conference in York, UK (August 1998).
  • “The Center Still Does Not Hold: European Violence in the 1990s and Beyond” at The New Europe at the Crossroads Conference in York, UK (August 1997).
  • “Journey and Quest Motifs in Leonora Carrington’s Paintings and Prose Works,” at the international conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas in Utrecht, The Netherlands (August 1996).
  • “From the Cathartic to the Incontinent: Representations of the Human in Extreme Situations,” at the Theory, Culture and Society Conference in Berlin, Germany (August 1995).
  • “Warriors and Villagers,” a talk for the Rider Lunch Box Lecture Series (April 1995).
  • “Sin Fronteras: Women of Color and the Revisioning of the American Arts,” at The European American Studies Association Conference in Seville, Spain (March 1992).
  • “European Art in a Popular Culture,” at the international conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas in Aalborg, Denmark (August 1992).
  • “The Thirty Second Muse,” a talk and slide presentation on the relationship between the fine arts and commercial arts for the Rider Lunch Box Lecture Series (April 1991).  This talk was also presented at the Unitarian Church in Princeton.
  • “Shakespeare's Georgic Nationalism,” at the international conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas in Leuven, Belgium (August 1990).
  • “Hugh MacDiarmid,” at the Twentieth Century Literature Conference in Louisville, Kentucky (February 1990).

Conferences 

  • Chair of workshop titled “The Sturm und Drang Diet: Psychological Breakdown as a Prerequisite of Modern Life,” at the international conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas in Graz, Austria (August 1994).
  • Chair of workshop titled “Art and Literature,” at the international conference of the International Society for the Study of European Ideas in Aalborg, Denmark (August 1992).
  • Participated in National Council of Teachers of English workshop on “Critical Theory and Practice: Implications for the Curriculum and Pedagogy,” led by Robert Scholes, Gerald Graff and Barbara Christian in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (June 1991).
  • Chair of session titled “Elizabeth Bishop” at the Twentieth Century Literature Conference in Louisville, Kentucky (February 1991).
  • Attended the NEH Conference on Edmund Spencer in Princeton, NJ (September 1990).
  • Attended the Thomas Hardy Sesquicentennial Celebration Conference in Chapel Hill, NC (June 1990).