Participating Faculty Members
Updated for 2013
Students interested in doing a Summer Scholars project should come up with a specific project proposal and meet with a suitable faculty member to determine if he or she will be able to mentor the project. Faculty areas of expertise and research interests are listed on the English Department website. Or contact Dr. Norberg, the departmental chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a list. Some of the faculty have also asked to be listed here.
Dr. Tom Coyne
My area of interest is creative writing -- fiction, creative nonfiction, and screenwriting.
Dr. Peter Norberg
I currently serve as Associate General Editor of Melville’s Marginalia Online (http://www.boisestate.edu/melville/), an electronic archive of Herman Melville’s reading that includes critical editions of surviving books from Melville’s personal library. These books are important for scholarship on Melville’s writings because his marginalia are an essential part of the manuscript archive for his fiction and poetry. Summer Scholars interested in contributing to this project may engage in all aspects of the creation of a digital surrogate, including examination of original volumes, digital scanning at Villanova University, OCR conversion and copy-editing here at Saint Joseph’s, and bibliographical and historical research online. They are also given a unique opportunity to study the history of the book and the culture of reading in the nineteenth century.