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Skidmore College
English Department
Margaret Greaves

Margaret Ann Greaves

Associate Professor

B.A., Agnes Scott College
Ph.D., Emory University 

Office: Palamountain 332
Phone: (518) 580-5191

Research Interests:

  • Poetry and Poetics
  • Theories of the lyric
  • Science and literature
  • Modern and contemporary global Anglophone literature
  • Irish Studies

Courses Taught:

  • EN 105: The Space Age
  • EN 110: Introduction to Literary Studies
  • EN 213: Poetry
  • EN 229: Literature and the Cosmos
  • EN 313: Modern Poetry
  • EN 314: Contemporary Poetry
  • EN 363: Conflict and Creativity in Irish Literature

Selected Publications:

  • “Punishing the Lyric: Seamus Heaney and the Poetics of a Communal Europe.” Eire/Ireland 51.3-4 (Fall/Winter 2016): 217-43.

  • “Vistas of Simultaneity’: Northern Irish Elegy and the Yugoslav Wars.” New Hibernia Review 18.3 (Autumn 2014): 31-50.

  • “The Spanish Copla in T.S. Eliot’s ‘Landscapes’.” Journal of Modern Literature 37.4 (Summer 2014): 130-142.

  • “Slave Ships and Coffin Ships: Transatlantic Exchanges in Irish-American Blackface Minstrelsy.” Comparative American Studies 10.1 (Spring 2012): 78-94.

  • “Seamus Heaney and Eastern European Poetry.” In Seamus Heaney in Context. Ed. Geraldine Higgins. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, forthcoming.

  • Poems published in Connotation Press, the Dunes Review, Penn Review, Off the Coast, and elsewhere