I have just completed a Masters in Arts in Theology at Spring Hill in June, 2013 -– an upgrade of the Masters of Theological Studies that I finished a few years back. The Master of Arts included three more courses, a ten tome reading list, and a thesis on Simone Weil and Emmanuel Levinas.
Grants and Workshops (scholarship)
National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar on Interdisciplinary Studies and Adult Learners, July, 1995, Assoc. of Graduate Liberal Studies, DePaul University, Charles Strain, Director.
NEH Seminar, 1991, Film, Literature and Cultures of Interwar France,
NEH Seminar, 1981, Modern French and American Novel, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH. Neal Oxenhandler, Director.
NEH Seminar, 1976, The
Symbolist Movement in Literature, SUNY,
Relationship of Literature and Film in Cocteau, 1974. (Wallace Fowlie, Director)
Moderator, "Death of American Innocence,"
Secretary, French III Panel, (19th and 20th Century Literature) SAMLA, 1988.
Chairman, French III Panel, SAMLA, 1989
”Music as Poetry,” Interdisciplinary Concert with
”Matisse, Baudelaire, and Poulenc,” interdisciplinary program with
”The Autumn Leaves:” American and French,” an interdisciplinary program with
Moderator, World Literature Panel, Mississippi Philological Association, Jan. 2009.
“Senancour, Byron and Lizst,” A music and poetry presentation with Karen Fosheim, April, 2009.
Coordinator and Facilitator of the Mississippi Philological Association, 2012.
"The American Gigolo Speaks French: Julien Sorel, the Ancestor of Julian Kay," SAMLA, 1984.
"The Furies in Suburbia of Ordinary People," West Va. Colloquium on Modern Literature and Film, 1985.
"The Reel Hits of Jean Cocteau,"
Third Annual Colloquium on Modern French Literature at
"La Nuit de Varennes: Puppet Show, TV Newscast, or Feature Film," Florida State University Conference on Literature and Film, 1987.
"Images of Nostalgia in Rimbaud and Eddie and
"Cocteau, Fosse, Blood of a Poet, and All That Jazz," Fla. St. Univ. Conference on Intertextuality, 1988.
"Jean de Florette's Source: Ancient Gaul or a Modern Mother," Salisbury State University, Conference on Literature and Film, 1990.
"A Philosophical Leftfield-leftbrain Approach to Foreign Language Teaching," Mississippi Foreign Language Association, 1991.
"Teaching Literature and Language at Elementary Levels," Delta Area Foreign Language Workshop, Mississippi Delta JC, 1992.
Film in the Literature Survey Course,"
"Options for Sidekicks in the 30s: M. Lange
"The Alchemy of Sacramentality:
the Intertextuality of Literature and Finance,"
“To Teach Without Being a Teacher,” on panel, “Faculty Crossing Boundaries in Foreign Disciplinary Worlds,”
at the Assoc. of Graduate Liberal Studies Convention, Oct., 1995.
"Teaching Private Ryan: Epic and Postmodern Violence," Florida State University Film/Literature Conference, Jan., 1999.
“A Sadian Voyeur Keeps His Eyes Wide Shut,” at
in Jan., 2000. (a Roland Barthes reading of the Kubrick film)
the Sounds of Music in Proust,” at the
in Jan., 2001.
Art and Film,” at the
“Trop belle pour toi: a French Movie Opera,” at the Mississippi Philological
Association, Jan., 2003.
French Poetry through Teillard de Chardin,”
Philological Association, 2004.
“Voicing the Unvoiceable in the Psalms Through the Tactics of Poetry,” at the
“Waiting for Godot with Simone Weil’s ‘Attention,’” at the Mississippi
Philological Association, Jan., 2006.
“Teaching Philosophy in the French Classroom,” at the Delta State University ROMEA Faculty
Development Conference, Fall, 2006.
“Resisting the Mississippi Mermaid: Truffaut and the French Popular Front,” at Mississippi
Philological Association, Jan.,2007.
“Hamlet and The Departed: Finding Ghosts While Scribbling in the Classroom,” at the Delta
State University ROMEA Faculty
Development Conference, Fall, 2007.
“Reading as sacrament: Teaching Reading as Sacred,” at the Delta State University ROMEA
Faculty Development Conference, Fall, 2008.
“Theologians Reading French Literature,” at Mississippi Philological Association, Jan., 2009.
“Simone Weil and Samuel Beckett: Waiting for God and Godot to Come to Class,” at
Mississippi Philological Convention. 2010.
“Resurrecting Henry Fool: Mallarmé’s Faun, Dynamo Humming and Teaching Poetry” at
Mississippi Philological Conference, 2011.
“Narrative Theology: Hijuelos’s “Ives” and Ford’s “Faith.” Mississippi Philological Conference,
“Animal or Person” in Levinas and the Personhood Amendment,” Mississippi Philological
"Clowns, Swans, and the Way of Myth, or, Go Jump in
the Lake" in Tapestry, l989.
"The South in Film" in
"Fragging Oliver Stone's Heroism," Third Concept, Oct., 1992, 13-25.
"Schindler's Park: a Speilberg Festival," in Tapestry, Oct., 1994.
"Survival Reading Tactics Through Finance and Trade Language," a detailed syllabus in Models of Interdisciplinary Teaching, Workbooks of Course Syllabi, V., Charles Strain, ed., Aug., 1996.
"Priest: A New Look," in
"Tactics against Prejudging," in Mississippi Today, Dec., 1998.
"Matisse and Baudelaire," in
Windows After Matisse, book co-authored with Mary Anne Ross and Terry Everett, Dove Publications, 1998.
Tapestry 2005-2006, Editor (Literary Magazine of the Division of Languages and Literature)
Poetry in Tapestry 1998-Present
“Theologians Reading French Literature,” in POMPA (Publications of the Mississippi Philological Association), 2009.
Fast French (2011, 2012): an Elementary French Grammar (In second edition).