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121 Memorial Hall<div class="ExternalClassD04D5257B72A439885A050D626CD4421"><p>Bernard McKenna is the recipient of the University’s “Excellence in Teaching Award” and the “Exemplary use of Technology in Teaching Award.”  He has refereed articles for <em>The Journal of Modern Literature</em>, <em>Modernism/Modernity</em>, <em>The Philological Quarterly</em>, and other scholarly publications; evaluated manuscripts for the University Press; and served as an external reviewer for tenure candidates at other institutions.  He has taught graduate courses and served on Ph.D. exam and dissertation committees at the University of Delaware, Temple University, and Drew University.  He has also volunteered for the <a href="">Employer Support for the Guards and Reserves</a>, giving deployment and <a href="">USERRA</a> briefings at the Dover AFB, the Delaware Joint Armed Forces Reserve Center, the Army Reserve Centers in Newark and Dover, and at the Marine Corps Training Center in New Castle.  He has worked as a consultant for the <a href="">Peabody Heights Brewery</a> in Baltimore and for Sagamore Development Corporation in <a href="">Port Covington</a>.  He founded the <a href="">SABR Baltimore</a> chapter, serving as its first chair and later as secretary.</p></div><div class="ExternalClass9B79067EA66941CB8D83F00D737D5927"><p>·         Fantasy Fiction:</p><p>o   Developed and regularly teach a course of the Works of J.R.R. Tolkien.</p><p>o   Developed and regularly teach introductory and advanced courses on J.K. Rowling's magical world:</p><p>§  ENGL 151: Harry Potter's Literary World, O.W.L.</p><p>§  ENGL 371: Harry Potter's Literary World, N.E.W.T.</p><p>·         First World War:</p><p>o   Regularly teach courses First World War literature.</p><p>o   <a href="">Ceremony to commemorate Delawareans who died in World War I</a></p><p>o   <a href="">UD students bring life to the names of WWI fallen | News |</a></p><p>·         Irish Studies:</p><p>o   Taught courses on James Joyce and <em>Finnegans</em><em> </em><em>Wake.</em></p><p>o   Taught course on the "Poetry of William Butler Yeats" and on "Print and Material Culture in Yeats's Writings."</p><p>o   Taught courses in Irish Literature.</p></div><div class="ExternalClassC11A3771B8EE42119BBB375633BCF1D2"><p>·         <em>The Baltimore Black Sox: A Documentary History</em> offers a detailed history of the Baltimore Black Sox.  The completed manuscript is currently under review.  Portions of the book have been published as scholarly articles and as blogs:</p><p>o   <a href=""> Joe Gans: Star of the Ring and the Diamond</a></p><p>o   <a href="">Charles "Square Deal" Cromwell: Blackball Umpire</a></p><p>o   <a href="">UD's McKenna finds rare photo of baseball legends Satchel Paige, Mule Suttles, Rap Dixon and Dick Lundy in Baltimore</a></p><p>o   <a href="">Photographic Treasure Trove of Baseball History</a></p><p>o   <a href="">"A Field of Their Own: The Baltimore Black Sox and Maryland Park."</a></p><p>·         William Butler Yeats. </p><p>o   <a href="">"Violence, Transcendence, and Resistance in the Manuscripts of Yeats's "Leda and the Swan"" by McKenna, Bernard - Philological Quarterly, Vol. 90, Issue 4, Fall 2011 | Online Research Library: Questia</a></p><p>o   "Yeats and the Aesthetics of Nationalism in Print and Material Culture, 1899-1938."</p><p>§  1899: "Yeats, <em>Beltaine</em>, and the Aesthetics of Cultural Idealism." <em>New Hibernia Review</em> 17.2 (Summer 2013): 136-151.</p><p>§  1903: "Yeats, <em>Samhain</em>, and the Aesthetics of Cultural Nationalism: 'A Supreme Moment in the Life of a Nation.'" <em>Irish Studies Review</em> 18.4 (Fall 2010): 401-419.</p><p>§  1909: "Yeats, <em>The</em><em> </em><em>Arrow</em>, and the Aesthetics of a National, Moral Culture." <em>The Journal of Modern Literature</em> 38.2 (Winter 2015): 16-28.</p><p>§  1924: "Yeats, 'Leda,' and the Aesthetics of <em>To-Morrow</em>: 'The Immortality of the Soul.'" <em>New Hibernia Review</em> 13.2 (Summer 2009): 16-35.</p><p>§  1926: "'Silent Ambassadors' Yeats, Irish Coinage, and the Aesthetics of a National, Material Culture." <em>Yeats-Eliot Review</em><em> </em>36.3-4 (Fall-Winter 2015): 21-38.</p><p>§  1936: "'Call Back the Soul': Yeats, Ireland, and the Aesthetics of Cultural Renewal in <em>The</em><em> </em><em>Oxford Book of Modern Verse</em>:" <em>Yeats-Eliot Review</em> 27.1-2 (Spring-Summer 2010): 2-11.</p><p>§  1938: "Yeats, <em>On the Boiler</em>, The Aesthetics of Cultural Disintegration and a Program for Renewal: 'Of our own rich experience.'" <em>The Journal of Modern Literature</em><em> </em>35.4 (Summer 2012): 73-90</p><p>·         <em>Finnegans</em><em> </em><em>Wake</em></p><p>o   "'Soul of the Devil's Pig': Comedy and Affirmation in James Joyce's <em>Finnegans</em><em> </em><em>Wake</em>." <em>Etudes</em><em> </em><em>Irlandais</em> 34.1 (Spring 2009): 91-104.</p><p>o   "This same prehistoric barrow 'tis, the Orangery--Duelling and Dual Communities in <em>F</em><em>innegans</em><em> </em><em>Wake</em>."  <em>Lit: Literature, Interpretation,</em><em> </em><em>Theory</em> 10.2 (Summer 1999): 131-47.</p><p>·         <a href="">Rupture, Representation, and the Refashioning of Identity in Drama from the North of Ireland, 1969-1994 (Contributions in Drama and Theatre Studies,) (9780313320293): Bernard McKenna: Books</a></p></div><div class="ExternalClass291A74B0B8A946BFA35A1602BD0A0B8B"><p>·         Frequent contributor/reviewer for the <a href="">the Problem-Based Learning database at the University of Delaware</a></p><p>·         EDITOR: <em>Eureka Studies in Teaching Short Fiction</em> 9.2 (Spring 2009): <em>The Irish Short Story.</em></p><p>·         <a href="">James Joyce's Ulysses: A Reference Guide</a></p></div>Teaching InterestsResearch Interests (selected)Scholarships Related to Teachingmckennab@udel.eduMcKenna, Bernard(302) 831-8059<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/FAC_McKenna-Bernard-92005_180.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />President-Elect, CAS Faculty Senate Associate ProfessorB.A. English, University of Delaware; M.A. English, University of Delaware; Ph.D. English, University of Miami







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