Marlene M. McKinley, PhD

Professor
Department of English

Phone: 617-573-8629
Fax: 617-305-1744
Email: mmckinley@suffolk.edu 
Office: 8048, 8th Floor, 73 Tremont

Education

  • PhD, University of Chicago
  • BA, Carnegie Mellon University

Research Interests

  • Medieval Studies

Biography

Dr. McKinley has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a fellowship from the English Speaking Union, a grant from the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Sears-Roebuck Foundation and the Foundation for Independent Higher Educational Teaching Excellence Award.

She held the position of Eastern Regent of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, and has held the position of Faculty Sponsor of Suffolk University's Eta Upsilon Chapter of Sigma Tau Delta for the past 20 years.

In addition to presenting a number of readings, lectures, and papers in the United States and at international conferences in Canada, England, Germany, and Australia, as well as providing several readings and interviews on WDUR Radio in Cologne, Germany, and on ABC National Radio of Australia, her scholarly works are published in American, Australian, and German literary journals and in The Twentieth Century Fantasists: Essays on Culture, Society and Belief in Twentieth Century Fantasy Literature, ed. Kath Filmer, published by Macmillan Press, London.

Dr. McKinley's creative works, much of which she wrote for her husband's music, include a one act opera, Blind Tom; a dramatic adaptation of the medieval poem, Sir Ofeo; and other works for chamber and voices, one of which (Nostradamus) she narrates and has performed in both Boston and New York City.

The McKinleys' Four Text Settings has been released by Koch Recordings; other works have been by MMC Recordings, ECM Recordings, and MMC Recordings. A number of the McKinleys' recordings are presently under consideration for iTunes release.

Courses Taught

ENG 103 - Advanced Freshman English
ENG 213 - English Literature I
ENG 214 - English Literature II
ENG 215 - American Literature
ENG 311 - Medieval Literature Survey
ENG 334 - Seventeenth Century Literature
ENG 373 - British Literature of the 1930s
ENG 399 - Irish Literature