Associate Professor Emerita
Department of English
Email: mjurich@suffolk.edu

Education

  • PhD, Tufts University
  • MA, Northwestern University
  • BA, Hunter College

Employment

Employed at Suffolk since 1966

Instructor and Head of Creative Writing, Extension Division, University of Arizona at Tucson, 1961-1964

Instructor in American Literature, Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, 1958-1959

Public Relations and Publicity Writer, Equitable Life Assurance, New York City, 1957-1958

Editor, Fine Arts Department, American Peoples Encyclopedia, Chicago, Illinois, 1955-1956

Teacher, Berlitz School in Chicago, 1955-1956

Assistant Instructor in English, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 1953-1955

Selected Recent Publications

Defying The Eye Chart, A Collection of Poems Mayapple Press, 2007.

“Poetry for Children,” essay in The Encyclopedia of Children’s Literature, Oxford UP, 2006.

“The Mindless Body and the Bodiless Mind: Gyrations of Body, Mind, and Soul in Short Story Fantasies by Jewish Writers” in Fantastic Odysseys. Ed.Mary Pharr, Prager Press, 2003.

“Children Stranded Among The Dark Satanic Mills” in Journal of the Fantastic in The Arts, Vol. 13, No. 5, 2003.

“MindingThe Trickster” and “Twenty-two to Trick on the Tongue,” two poems in Trickster’s Way, an on-line journal published by Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, 2003.

“The Immutable,” “Lines Attributed to King Alfred the Great (849-899) from Recently Discovered Scrools. . . ,“ and “Quotients,” poems anthologized in Do Not Give Me Things Unbroken. Ed. Laura Hechtman Ayers, et. al,Writers Club Press, 2002.

“Seeing the Eye in the Darkness of Being. . .” (essay with poems and memoir) in Trickster’s Way, an on-line journal published by Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, 2002.

“Why the Sphinx,” “Threat,” “Reading the Eye Chart,” “Tachyonic Toss #1,” “The Seamstress of Flowers”: poems anthologized in Uncommonplaces. Eds. Kerman and Riggs, Mayapple Press, 2000.

Scheherazade’s Sisters: Trickster Heroines and Their Stories in World Literature, Greenwood Press, 1998.

“The Pseudo-Cosmographies of Stanislaw Lem” in Utopian Studies 9. No. 2, 1998.

“Solus Solo, The Monster Self: Solipsism in Peer Gynt, Grendel, Perfume” in PARA*DOXA: STUDIES IN WORLD LITERATURE GENRES, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1996.

Selected Publications, 1969-1995

“A Woman’s A Two-Faced” in Journal of Fantasy in the Arts, Spring Issue, 1995.

“Mithraic Aspects of Merlin in Mary Stewart’s The Crystal Cave” in Contributions to the Study of Science Fiction and Fantasy, Marshall Tymn, Ed., Greenwood Press, 1991.

“The Applauded Jigsaw, Patterns of Lives Contoured by Voices: The Literary Lives of James Playsted Wood” in The Voice of the Narrator in Children’s Literature: Insights from Writers and Critics. Eds. Otten and Schmidt, Greenwood Press, 1989.

“A Critical Exploration of the Aborigine in Australian Books for Children” in Webs and Wardrobes: Humanist and Religious World Views in Children’s Literature, Eds., Milner and Milner, University Press of America, 1987.

“Children's Literature in the College Classroom,” College English, February, 1983.

Coordinating Editor, The Unforbidden Fruit: A Journal in Fantasy and Folklore, Suffolk University, 1977.

“What’s Left Out of Biography for Children” in The Great Excluded: Critical Essays in Children’s Literature, Vol l, No, 1, Yale UP, 1972.

A Department Store Has Everything! and Seeds from the Store, A Play and Poems for Children. Boston: Todd Press, 1969.

Courses Taught

Children’s Literature
Fantasy and Folklore
Modern English Poetry
Speculative Literature
Law and Literature
Verse Drama
Adolescent Literature
Writing for Children
Peace Studies