Aaron Urbanczyk Portrait Spring2022 -2021

Dr. Aaron Urbanczyk

Professor of English

Department Chair of English

  • Ph.D., English, Florida State University
  • M.A., Philosophy, Franciscan University
  • B.A., English, Franciscan University
  • American Literature
  • History of Epic & Tragedy as genres
  • Lyric poetry
  • Literary Theory
  • Contemporary Catholic fiction
Select Publications
  • “C.S. Lewis and Literary Theory:  An Experiment.”  St. Austin Review 19.3 (2019):  8-11.
  • General Introduction to Moby-Dick, “Race in MobyDick,” “Religion in Moby-Dick,” and “Violence in Moby-Dick.”  Entries in Encyclopedia of Themes in Literature.  Vol. 2.  Ed. Jennifer McClinton-Temple.  Facts on File, 2011: 759-763.
  • Huck Finn as American Epic.”  Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.  Ignatius Critical Edition.  Ed. Mary Reichardt.  San Francisco, Ignatius Press, 2009:  379-393.
  • Introduction.  The Scarlet Letter.  Ignatius Critical Edition.  Ed. Mary Reichardt.  San Francisco, Ignatius Press, 2009:  ix – xix.
  • “‘You have read this strange and terrific story’:  The Epistolary Novel Monstrous Reading in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.” Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.  Ed. Joseph Pearce.  Ignatius Critical Edition.  San Francisco:  Ignatius Press, 2008:  259-274.
  • “‘In me many worthies recline and converse’:  The Function of Melville’s References to Philosophers.”  Essays in Arts & Sciences. 34.1 (2005):  75-90.
  • “Literary Criticism.”  American History Through Literature:  1870-1920.  Vol. 2.  Eds.  Gary Scharnhorst & Thomas Quirk.  Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2005:  598-602.
  • “Melville’s Debt to Milton:  Inverted Satanic Morphology and Rhetoric in The Confidence-Man.”  Papers on Language & Literature 39.3 (2003):  281-306.

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