Academic Publications

As a professor of English at St. Anselm College, Gary has been actively publishing since 1991.

“Annihilating the Copulative Conceit: John Donne’s Conversion of the “son of dust” into Uncertain Sacrilege” in Lesser Living Creatures: Insect Life in the Renaissance, Pennsylvania State University Press, forthcoming 2020.

“Robert Southwell’s ‘A Vale of Tears’ as a Critique of Pastoral Poetry” Studies, An Irish Quarterly Review, Spring 2018.

“Plunged in the Like Peril”: The Power of Remembered and Dismembered Bodies in Robert Southwell’s Epistle Unto His Father,” Explorations in Renaissance Culture, 42.1, 2016.

“A Powerful Silence: The Enduring Legacy of Robert Southwell” Saint Austin Review, v 14, no 4, 14-16, July/August 2014.

“The Metaphysical Poets” New Catholic Encyclopedia, 2011.

“Who Knows Not Southwell’s Clout? Assessing the Impact of Robert Southwell’s Literary Success Upon Edmund Spenser” LATCH A Journal for the Study of the Literary Artifact in Theory, Culture or History, v 3, 151-163, 2010.

Our Litany: The Varied Voices and Common Vision of Three Contemporary Catholic Poets” in Contemporary Catholic Literature, a Collection of Essays, Catholic University Press, 2010.

“The Shape of Song in a Flood of Words:  Poetic Truth and Benedictine Education,” in The American Benedictine Review, 57:1, 1-17, March, 2010.

“The Roman Steps to the Temple:  An Examination of the Influence of Robert Southwell Upon George Herbert” in Logos, A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, 2008.

Two essays in The Age of Milton:  A Bio-bibliographical Sourcebook, Greenwood Press, 2004:“Thomas Traherne (1636?-1674),” 332-335; “Henry Vaughn (1621?-1695),” 340-343.

“Robert Southwell, The Original Metaphysical Poet” Explorations in Renaissance Culture, 101-120, Fall 2000.

“The Curious Case of Robert Southwell, Gerard Hopkins and A Princely Spanish Hawk”in Renascence 51.3, 181-189, Spring 1999.

“Resurrecting the Dust of Dead Supplies:  The Poetry of Robert Southwell and Gerard Manley Hopkins” in Studies, 156-164, Spring 1997.

“What Gets Said in a Narrow (10 X 14) Room:  A Reconsideration of Hopkins’ Later Sonnets” in Hopkins: The Person and the Poetry, New Essays on Gerard Manley Hopkins.  English Literary Studies Series, 180-192, 1996.

Three essays in Major Tudor Authors:  A Bio-bibliographical Critical Sourcebook, Greenwood Press, 1996: William Alabaster (1567/8 – 1637)” pp 5-8; “Giles Fletcher (1546 – 1611)” pp 179-182.; “Robert Southwell, S.J. (1561 – 1595)” pp 435-438. 

“Stayed Steps:  Colin Clout’s Slow Hastening Into Riper Years.” Studies in Iconography, 15, 197-214, 1993.

“Gerard Manley Hopkins:  The Incarnational Work of Priest and Poet.”  The American Benedictine Review, 44:2, 115-124, June 1993.

“Phineas Fletcher:  The Piscatory Link Between Spenserian and Miltonic Pastoral.”  Studies in Philology, LXXXIX, No. 2, 232-243, Spring 1992.

“From Campus to Campus:  English University Life and the Renaissance Pastoral.”  Journal of the Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association, 12, 105-128, 1991.