Faculty Detail

Dr. Mary K. Kirtz

Dr. Mary K. Kirtz

Title: Professor Emeritus
Department: English
Email: MVannort@oberlin.net


Biography

Mary Kirtz retired in 2003. She specialized in Canadian literature with an emphasis on theoretical approaches to the works of contemporary Canadian writers such as Margaret Atwood and Michael Ondaatje. She is presently preparing a book-length study of an intramodernist approach to reading contemporary Canadian novels. Her teaching interests included Canadian, modern World literature (in translation), and professional writing. She has published in Canadian Ethnic Studies, The American Review of Canadian Studies, The North Dakota Quarterly, The Bulletin of the Association of Business Communication, The CEA Forum, The Great Plains Quarterly, Literature/Film Quarterly, in Margaret Atwood: Reflection and Reality, Teaching Margaret Atwood's Handmaid's Tale and Other Work; both are collections of essays. In 1993, she received the Rufus Z. Smith Prize for best article in the 1991-92 volume of The American Review of Canadian Studies


Education

Ph.D., Case Western Reserve