Ph.D., English, Marquette University; M.A., English, University of Minnesota-Duluth, B.A., St. Olaf College
Welcome to the homepage of Dr. Mary Morse. My specialty area is Workplace Writing, a professional writing track for English majors/minors. My recent academic research explores transfer and adaptation of writing skills from college to the workplace. I also am a medievalist, concentrating on the creation and reception of devotional texts written by or read by women. My reviews and professional writing on the arts, travel, agriculture, business, and personal finance have appeared in a variety of national and regional publications, including Amoco Traveler, Classical New Jersey Society Journal, Farm Journal, Geico Direct, Lake Superior Magazine, Mpls.-St. Paul, and Minnesota Monthly.
I am the English Internship Coordinator. English 491 internships in writing, publishing, and cinema studies are available for our majors/minors.
I will be happy to talk to you about the Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSS) minor and how it can complement your English major or minor. More information on our program and events.
- “The Childbirth Cult of SS Quiricus and Julitta in Late Medieval English Manuscripts.” (Forthcoming in ‘Manuscripts and Printed Books, 1350-1550: Packaging, Presentation and Consumption, eds. Emma Cayley and Susan Powell, U of Exeter Press).
- “A Printed Birth Girdle from Wynkyn de Worde (STC14547.5).” With Joseph J. Gwara. The Library 13.1 (Mar. 2012) Series: 33-62.
- “‘Tak and Bren Hir’”: Lollardy as Conversion Motif in The Book of Margery Kempe.” Mystics Quarterly 29:1-2 (Mar./June 2003): 24-44.
- “Seeing and Hearing: Margery Kempe and the mise-en-page.” Studia Mystica XX (1999): 15-42.
- “Margery Kempe, Venice, and Marian Iconology.” Studia Mystica XIX (1998): 56-67.
- “The Medieval Roots of Two New Mexican Cuentos.” Studies in Medievalism VI (1994): 174-184.
- “Doña Sebastiana: A Literary Frame for a New Mexican Cuento.” Interdisciplinary Humanities Spring 1992: 29-37.
Recent Papers and Panels
- “Accessorizing Childbirth.” 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2012.
- “The Measure of the Virgin, the Archangel Michael, and the Devil’s Theft: A Preliminary Study of Toshi Takamiya’s Tewkesbury Prayer Roll.” Early Book Society, 12th Biennial Conference, York, UK, July 2011.
- “Anglo-Norman Crusaders and the Childbirth Cult of SS Quiricus and Julitta.” Leeds International Medieval Congress, Leeds, UK, July 2011.
- “Creative Nonfiction as an Entry into Grant Writing.” NJCEA Annual Conference, Mar. 2010.
- “The Miller’s Tale Reinvented in a New Mexican Cuento.” 43rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2008.
- “Building Communities: Teaching Grant Writing to Undergraduates. Conference on College Composition and Communication.” New York, Mar. 2007.
- “Grant Writing as a Foundation Course in Teaching Professional Writing.” The Power of Praxis: Best Practices in Professional Communication (ABC-sponsored session). Modern Language Association, Philadelphia, Dec. 2004.
- “Arts Reviewing as an English Course.” Session: Pedagogical Concerns in the Teaching of Professional and Technical Writing. Conference on College Composition and Communication, San Antonio, TX, Mar. 2004.