Loyola University Maryland

Writing Department

Daniel McGuiness

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Daniel McGuiness

Associate Professor
Humanities 250g
410-617-2851
410-617-2934 (fax)
dmcguiness@loyola.edu

Degrees

  • BA 1965: St. Ambrose College (Iowa)
    Major: English literature
    Minor: Latin
  • MA 1971: Southern Illinois University (Carbondale)
    Major: English
    Thesis: James Joyce
  • PhD 1986: University of Iowa
    Concentrations for comprehensive examinations:
  • 20th Century British and American Literature
    17th Century English Metaphysical Poetry
    Contemporary American Poetry and Poetics
  • Thesis: Some Measures of Contemporary Poetry
    (a study of form in specific poems)

Teaching Experience

  • Ellsworth Community College (Iowa)
    Instructor of English (non-ranking system)
    1966-68 and 1971-1986
  • Loyola College in Maryland
    Adjunct Assistant Professor of English, 1986- present
    Associate Professor of Writing/Media, 1988 – present

Courses taught at Loyola

  • English Department
    • EN130 Understanding Literature
    • EN202 Great Books: Major English Writers II
    • EN203 Great Books: American Literature
  • Writing Department
    • WR113 Effective Writing
    • WR114 Empirical Rhetoric: Effective Writing
    • WR290 Introduction to Creative Writing
    • WR291 Empirical Rhetoric: Creative Writing
    • WR328 Poetic Forms
    • WR345 Wet Ink: Reading and Writing Literary Magazines
    • WR347 Poets as Journalists
    • WR441 Senior Seminar: New Writers, Newer Books
  • Graduate
    • MM620 New Traditions and Old: Free Verse and Formal Verse in the Twentieth-Century
    • MM641 Minding Metaphors

Recent Publications

Book:

  • Holding Patterns: Temporary Poetics in Contemporary Poetry. Albany: State University of New York Press (2001)

Criticism:

  • “Vance Bourjailly,” (career survey). Beacham’s Popular Fiction in America: Series II. Washington: Beacham Publishing, 1988.
  • “Beowulf’s Byrnies,” English Language Notes 24:3 (March 1989), 1-3.
  • “The Long Line in Contemporary American Poetry,” Antioch Review  47:3 (Summer 1989), 269-286.
  • “Purple Hearts and Coronets: Caring for Wounds in Malory,” Arthurian Interpretations 4:1 (Fall 1989), 43-54.
  • “Exiled and Cunning: The Recent Poems of Marvin Bell,” Antioch Review 48:3 (Summer 1990), 353-361.
  • “Punch Lines; or, the Ninth Symphony of Beethoven Understood at Last as a Poetic,” Antioch Review 52:1 (Winter 1994), 7-14.
  • “Conceiving the Decline and Delivering the Fall: Gibbon on His Book,” English Language Notes  41:4 (June 2004), 23-26.
  • “The Aesthetics of Incarceration: Martin Luther King’s ‘Letter from a Birmingham Jail,’” Language and Style, forthcoming.

Reviews:

  • Review of Stephen Berg’s Selected and New Poems. Antioch Review 51:1 (Winter 1993), 152.
  • Review of Linda McCarriston’s Eva-Mary (poems). Antioch Review 50:4 (Fall 1992), 778-779.
  • Review of Norman Dubie’s Radio Sky (poems). Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing (Hawaii), 5:1 (Summer 1993), 242.
  • Review of James Galvin’s The Meadow (prose). Antioch Review, 51:2 (Spring 1993), 311.
  • Review of Louise Gluck’s The Wild Iris (poems). Antioch Review, 51:2 (Spring 1993), 311-12.
  • Review of Jonathon Aaron’s Corridor (poems). Antioch Review, 51:3 (Summer 1993), 467-468.
  • Review of Denis Johnson’s Jesus’ Son (short stories). Studies in Short Fiction, 30:39 (Summer 1993), 405-406
  • Review of Donald Revell’s Erasures (poems). Antioch Review, 51:4 (Fall 1993), 655-656.
  • Review of Gjertrud SChnackenberg’s A Gilded Lapse of Time (poems). Antioch Review, 51: 4 (Fall 1993), 656-657.
  • Review of James McManus’ Great America (poems). Antioch Review, 52:2 (Spring 1994), 371.
  • Review of Sherod Santos’ The City of Women: A Sequence of Poems and Prose (poems). Antioch Review, 52: 3 (Summer 1994), 535-536.
  • Review of Amy Bloom’s Come to Me (short stories). Studies in Short Fiction, 31:4 (Fall 1994), 694-696
  • Review of Jorie Graham’s Materialism (poems). Antioch Review, 52: 4 (Fall 1994), 659.
  • Review of A. R. Ammon’s Garbage (poems). Antioch Review, 52:4 (Fall 1994), 659 – 660.
  • Review of Simon Armitage’s Book of Matches (poems). Antioch Review, 53:1 (Winer 1995), 120.
  • Review of Robert Dana’s Yes, Everything (poems). Antioch Review, 53:2 (Spring 1995), 245.
  • Review of Marvin Bell’s The Book of the Dead Man (poems). Antioch Review, 53:2 (Spring 1995), 246.
  • Review of Thomas Lux’s Split Horizon (poems). Antioch Review, 52:3 (Summer 1995), 382.
  • Review of David Wojahn’s Late Empire (poems). Antioch Review, 5 (Fall 1995), 500 -501.
  • Review of James Tate’s A Worshipful Company of Fletchers (poems). Antioch Review, 53:4 (Fall 1995), 501.
  • Review of Denis Johnson’s The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millennium General Assembly (poems). Antioch Review. 54: 2 (Spring 1996), 375-376.
  • Review of Erin Belieu’s Infanta (poems). Antioch Review, 54:3 (Summer 1996), 375-76.
  • Review of Simon Armitage’s The Dead Sea Poems (poems). Antioch Review, 54:3. (Summer 1996), 378.
  • Review of Kay Ryan’s Elephant Rocks (poems). Antioch Review, 54: 4 (Fall 1996), 496- 97.
  • Review of Louise Gluck’s Meadowlands (poems). Antioch Review, 55:1 (Winter 1997), 118-119.
  • Review of Virginia Hamilton Adair’s Ants on the Melon (poems). Antioch Review, 55:3 (Summer 1997), 379.
  • Review of Maura Dooley’s Kissing a Bone (poems). Antioch Review, 55:3 (Summer 1997), 380-381.
  • Review of David Wagoner’s Walt Whitman Bathing (poems). Antioch Review, 56-1 (Winter 1998), 120-121. Creative
  • “Take This,” (poem) Demilitarized Zones (anthology). Perkasie, Pennsylvania: East River Anthology, 1976.
  • “Standing at Winter’s Window,” (poem). Mississippi Valley Review (Spring 1982), 10-11.
  • “War Story,” (fiction) Cimarron Review, no. 78 (January 1987), 49-54
  • “Script for Docents,” (poem) Zone 3 2:2 (Spring 1987), 60-61]
  • “Lemonade in Blue,” (poem) Poet and Critic, 19:3 (Spring 1988), 9-11

References

  • Dossier with letters of reference available from Placement Center, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 52242