William Gracie

William GracieEmeritus Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies
Dean, School of Interdisciplinary Studies, 2003–2008

graciewj@miamioh.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D, English, Northwestern University, 1969

M.A., English, Northwestern University, 1966

B.A., English, San Francisco State College, 1965

TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Victorian literature
  • Survey courses in British literature from 1660 to the present
  • Advanced composition
  • Legal writing
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives on twentieth-century warfare
RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Victorian poetry and non-fiction
  • Tennyson
  • Closure and anti-closure in poetry
  • Gay literature
  • Academic administration
SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • “Summer Reading and an Intellectual Community,” Liberal Education, 83 (Fall 1997): 39-43.
  • “Tennyson and His Queens: Guinevere, Mary, Victoria.” Cahiers Victoriens et Edouardiens, 42 (November 1995): 41-53.
  • “Frederic E. Faverty: His Time and Spirit,” The University of Mississippi Studies in English, NS 9 (1991): 235-243.
  • “James Anthony Froude,” in Dictionary of Literary Biography: Victorian Prose Writers. Ed. William B. Thesing. Detroit: Gale, 1987.
  • “Print Advertising in the Composition Classroom,” in Collective Wisdom: A Sourcebook of Lessons for Writing Teachers. Ed. Sondra J.Stang and Robert Wiltenberg. New York: Random House, 1988.
  • “Victorian Poetry and Poetics,” in Victorian Britain: An Encyclopedia. Ed. Sally Mitchell. New York: Garland, 1988.
  • “The Vast Suspense: Patterns of Anti-Closure in Tennyson.” The University of Mississippi Studies in English ns 6 (1988): 89-105.
  • “Faith of Our Fathers: The Autobiographical Novels of James Anthony Froude.” Victorians Institute Journal 10 (1981-82): 27-44.
  • “Directing Freshman English: The Roles of Administration in Freshman English Programs,” Writing Program Administration 5 (Spring 1982): 21-25.
  • “Accountability Within: Evaluating Freshman English Programs.” College Composition and Communication 27 (February 1975): 34-36.
  • “Truth of Form in Edmund Gosse’s Father and Son,” Journal of Narrative Technique 4 (September 1974): 176-184.