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Dr. Christopher Cairney

Assistant Chair, Department of English
English

Phone: 478.934.3349

Locations:
  • Cochran - Jackson Hall - 201
    Phone: (478) 934-3349
Office Hours: Monday--1:00-2:00 in Macon COAS 201
Tuesday--8:00-9:00
Wednesday--8:30-9:30; 1:00-2:00
Thursday--8:00-9:00
Friday--8:30-11:30

Additional hours by appointment.
Courses: Current Courses: ENGL 1102 (Composition II), ENGL 3990 (On Campus Internship), ENGL 4400 (19th-Century British Poetry and Prose), ENGL 4900 (Senior Capstone Seminar).
Education: BA-California State University, Chico (Linguistics)
MA-California State University, Chico (Scottish and Irish Studies)
Single-Subject Teaching Credential- California State University, Chico (Language Arts)
MA-University of Missouri, Columbia (English Literature)
PhD- University of Missouri, Columbia (Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature, “The Long Eighteenth Century”)
PhD Minor Field: Colonial American Literature
PhD Outside Area: History
Dissertation: “The Villain Character in the Puritan World: An Ideological Study of Richardson, Radcliffe, Byron, and Arnold," Dissertation Abstracts International 57:9 (1995): 3946A (University of Missouri). ***Listed and Indexed in the MLA International Bibliography. https://search.proquest.com/docview/304205304

Professional Experience: (2012) “Turgenev's superior Homo Duplex: ‘Into’ ‘The Secret Sharer’ and ‘A Smile of Fortune’ and ‘out of’ ‘A Personal Record.’” Affiliated Session: “Conrad’s A Personal Record and Twix Land and Sea at 100.” 127th Conference of the Modern Language Association, 5-8 January, Seattle, Washington, USA.
(2013) “The Other, Othering: A Phenomenology of the Wild Man in Joseph Conrad's Under Western Eyes.” Special Session: Monsters and the Monstrous in Literature. 85th Conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, 8-10 November, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
(2014) “The Raw and the Cooked: Shades of Frankenstein and Wild Men and ‘Eating Dog’ in Conrad’s Fiction.” 40th Annual International Conference of the Joseph Conrad Society (UK), 2-6 July, Canterbury, England.
(2014) “Banishing Dragons: St. Patrick and the Oilliphéist as a type of St. Columba and the Loch Ness Monster in Celtic Christian Hagiography.” Special Session: Literary Monsters. 86th Conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, 7-9 November, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
(2014) “Under the Influence: Introducing Polish, Russian or French Contexts to Joseph Conrad’s Fiction to Undergraduates: An Example Lesson. Affiliated Session: Sustainable Conrad: Teaching Heart of Darkness and Other Texts by Joseph Conrad to Undergraduates. 86th Conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, 8-10 November, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
(2015) “In other words/without words: Gain and Loss in Graphic Novel Versions of Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Agent and Heart of Darkness.” Regular, affiliated session, Joseph Conrad Society of America: To Make You Hear, To Make You Feel…To Make You See. 87th Conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, 13-15 November, Durham, North Carolina, USA.
(2016) “The Idea and Its Aftermath”: Charting Dystopias in Conrad’s Fiction. Regular, affiliated session, Joseph Conrad Society of America: Whose Paradise Is it? Bearing the ‘Spark’ of Dystopia/Utopia in Conrad. 88th Conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, 4-6 November, Jacksonville, Florida, USA.
(2017) “The Idea(l) and Its Aftermath: Reading Conrad in Light of/in Spite of Achebe.” At the conference: Transnational Conrad, Between Texts and Theory. University of Limoges held in conjunction with the Société Conradienne Française, 21-22 September 2017, Limoges, France.
Professional Affiliations: Review of the Academic Session The Idea and Its Aftermath: Charting Dystopias in Conrad’s Fiction. 88th Conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association, 4-6 November, Jacksonville, Florida, USA. _Joseph Conrad Today_, vol. 42, No. 1, 2017.
Review of In the Realms of Biography, Literature, Politics, and Reception, Polish and East-Central European Joseph Conrad by Wieslaw Krajka (ed.) _Joseph Conrad Today_, vol. 42, No. 2, 2017.
"The Bird, the Snake, and the River: Conrad's Complicated Look at Colonialism." In _Joseph Conrad and His Work: Proceedings of the Tenth METU British Novelists Seminar_.
"Two Types of Evil, Two Types of Gothic: The Ideology of the Villain 'Montoni' in Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho." In _Evil in English Literature: Proceedings of the 23rd All-Turkey English Literature Conference_.
"The Colonizers Colonized: Structural Implications of the Arrival of the 'Honourable Lieutenant' in Orwell's Burmese Days." In _George Orwell and His Work: Proceedings of the Ninth Annual METU British Novelists Seminar_.
Organizations: The Joseph Conrad Society of America (life member).
The South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA).
The Georgia Tutoring Association.
Publications: _Clans and Families of Ireland and Scotland_, an Ethnography of the Gael, 550-1750.
“Other Dragons or Dragon Others? A Cultural View of the Loch Ness Monster.” _Monsters of Film, Fiction and Fable_.
"Gaelic Borderlines and Borderlands in the New Cultural Geography of Scotland.” In _Re-Visioning Scotland: New Readings from the Cultural Canon_. MLA International Bibliography.
“Joseph Conrad, ‘The Secret Sharer’ and ‘An Outpost of Progress’.” In _The Blackwell Companion to the British and Irish Short Story_. MLA International Bibliography.
"Benedict Kiely." In _Dictionary of Literary Biography_ Vol 319: British and Irish Short Fiction, 1945-Present. MLA International Bibliography.
"Eilís Ní Dhuibhne." In _Dictionary of Literary Biography_ Vol 319: British and Irish Short Fiction, 1945-Present. MLA International Bibliography.
"The Need for Strangeness: Captivity Narratives and Issues of Race and Gender in Early America" In _Close Encounters of an Other Kind_. MLA International Bibliography.
"A Noble Wanderer of Europe: Traces of the Byronic in Conrad's Marlovian Texts." In _Conrad’s Europe_.
"Pushkin, Mickiewicz, and ‘The Horse of Stone’ in Nostromo.” In _Nostromo: Centennial Essays_. MLA International Bibliography.
"Gothic Liminality." In _Confluences_. Vol. 24. Paris: University of Paris X- Nanterre.
"The Impossibility in Walpole's The Castle of Otranto." In _Studies in English and Comparative Literature_, Vol. 20. Tübingen: Stauffenburg Verlag.
"Austrian Images in the Works of James Joyce." In _Studies in English and Comparative Literature_, Vol. 19. Tübingen: Stauffenburg Verlag.
“Race Relations and Point of View in Joseph Conrad’s ‘Karain.’” _British and American Studies_. 12 (2006).
"Pushkin, Mickiewicz, and ‘The Horse of Stone’ in Nostromo." _The Conradian_. 29.2.
"'That Evil Fiddle': Scotch-Irish Folk Religion and Ethnic Boundary Maintenance in Southern Missouri." _The Missouri Folklore Society Journal_. MLA International Bibliography.


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