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Department ofEnglish

Andrew Garavel, S.J.

Andrew Garavel

Associate Professor and Associate Chair

Andrew J. Garavel, S.J. joined the English department in 2005. After his undergraduate education at Fairfield University, he studied philosophy at Loyola University in Chicago, earned a masters degree in English at the University of Chicago, taught at Fairfield College Preparatory School and went on to theological studies at Regis College, University of Toronto. He receieved his Ph.D. from New York University and has been an adjunct instructor at Fairfield and Sacred Heart Universities in Connecticut.

Research Interests

  • British and Irish literature of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
  • Intersections of Irish writing and history
  • Literary uses of place
  • ENGL 1A & 1B: Critical Thinking & Writing I & II: Language & Politics
  • ENGL 11A: Cultures & Ideas I: Gods & Mortals
  • ENGL 113/TH 112: Modern British Drama
  • ENGL 168: Women & Literature: Irish Women Writers
  • ENGL 184: Special Topics: Yeats & the Irish Literary Revival
  • ENGL 188: Senior Seminar: Irish Drama
  • “Land and Landscape in the Fiction of Somerville and Ross,” in Land and Landscape in Nineteenth-Century Ireland, Glenn Hooper & Úna Ní Bhroiméil, editors (Dublin and Portland, OR.: Four Courts Press, 2008).  
  • “‘Green World:’ The Mock-Pastoral of The Irish R.M.,” Estudios Irlandeses, no. 3, 2008.
  • “The Land Acts and Irish Fiction,” paper presented to the Victorian Interdisciplin- ary Studies Association (Western) conference, University of Washington, Seattle, October 2008.
  • “The Irish Cousins on the Continent: The European Travels of Somerville and Ross,” paper presented to a conference on “Irish Women Writers: National and European Contexts,” University of Leuven, Belgium, and the Louvain Institute of Ireland in Europe, October 2007.
  • “Somerville and Ross,” in The Facts on File Companion to the British Short Story, Andrew Maunder, editor (Oxford: Facts on File, 2007). 
Curriculum vitae
Curriculum vitae