Susan Facknitz


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Susan Facknitz  

Office: Keezell 223
Phone: 540-568-6110
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Courses: Spring 2015
Eng 496: Advanced Topics in Creative Writing

Contemporary Poetry, Irish Literature, Poetry Writing

GHum 200: Great Works: Irish Literature and Film
GHum 200: Great Works: Poetry
Eng 371: Introduction to Irish Literature
Eng 372: Studies in Irish Literature
Eng 392: Creative Writing: Poetry
Eng 410: Major Author: Seamus Heaney
Eng 410: Major Authors: Seamus Heaney and Eavan Boland
Eng 410: Major Author: Emily Dickinson
Eng 410: Major Author: W.B. Yeats
Eng 494: Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry

CIT Online Teaching Grant: GHUM 200: Great Works: Irish Literature and Film, May 2005

Finalist, Mississippi Review Prize, Poetry, 2005

Directed Studies Abroad Program, "Writing in Ireland." six-week program in Dublin,
          Cork, Galway and Sligo, Summer 2002 and Summer 2004
Directed Studies Abroad Program, "Literature and Writing in Ireland," 2010.
Presentations and Publications:
“The Impossible Book: Charlotte Salomon's Life or Theater?” The Louisville
          Conference on Literature and Culture Since 1900, Louisville KY, February 2009.

"Forgeries Unrevised: The Irish Language and the Poetry of Louis de Paor,"
          Twentieth Century Literature Conference, Louisville, KY, February 2005.

Panel Organizer and Chair,  "Except in Irish:" Contemporary Irish Poetry and the
          Irish Language," Twentieth Century Literature Conference, Louisville, KY,
          February 2005, included papers by faculty from Babson College and the University
          of Florida.

“Hunger in the Language: Contemporary Irish Language Poetry," The Great
          Hunger Conference, Quinnipiac University, May 2005.

Poetry Reading, "Works in Progress" series, James Madison University, November 2004.

Poetry Reading, The Poet's House, Cork Ireland, June 2002.



 "Blue Notebook." (poem) dANDdelion. University of Calgary, Alberta, (30:1) 2004.

"Three Studies." (poem) Mississippi Review. (32:1&2) Spring 2004.

"Jesus Taught in Candlelight." (poem) Southwords No. 3. Cork, Ireland Fall 2002.


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