COLA Dean publishes chapter in new book

Dr. Donald P. Kaczvinsky, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and the George E. Pankey Eminent Scholar in English, recently published a chapter titled “Re-Joycing Tomorrow:  Graham Swift, Artificial Insemination, and the Question of Literary Paternity” in Reading Graham Swift (Lexington Books).

In the chapter, Kaczvinsky suggests Graham Swift’s Tomorrow (2007) is a rewriting of Molly Bloom’s monologue in James Joyce’s Ulysses. He argues that Swift’s novel, with its thematic preoccupations of non-biological fatherhood and artificial insemination, can be read metaphorically as referring to the creative process in which the author is impregnated by a literary precursor.

Kaczvinsky teaches courses in Modern and Contemporary British Literature at Louisiana Tech University.