Mary McCay's Web Page

Professor of English,

Director, The Walker Percy Center

Director of Freshman English

Landrieu Distinguished Teaching Professor
Office:  Bobet 202
Office Hours:  M-F 8:30-4:45

Curriculum Vita

Director: Loyola Irish Studies Program
                Americans in Paris Program
                Keele University Exchange Program
                Nijmegen University Exchange Program

Faculty Advisor:  Loyola Croquet Society,

Anime Club

Fall 2012 Courses: The World of Tim Burton

                                 Japanese Anime


Current Research Projects: 

Neil Jordan's fiction and films

Joseph O'Connor's fiction and screenplays  

Harrison Ford and the Politics of Contemporary Film,

Romance Fiction and Feminism,  Irish Film , Anime.

"Is not general incivility the very essence of love?"

                               Jane Austen

Melancholy is a fearful gift. What is it but the Telescope of truth?

                   George Gordon, Lord Byron


Syllabi for other courses I teach:

Harrison Ford: The Making   of an American Hero

Politics and Film

Irish Film


Americans in Paris

American Masterworks

Tim Burton

Edward Scissorhands

My Favorite Poem
"This Be the Verse"

Philip Larkin

They Fuck you up, your mom and dad;

They may not mean to but they do.

They give you all the faults they had,

And add some new ones just for you.

But they were fucked up in their turn

By fools in old style hats and coats,

who half the time were sloppy stern,

And half at one another's throats.

Man hands on misery to man;

It deepens like a coastal shelf.

Get out as quickly as you can,

And don't have any kids yourself.

Japanese Anime

Grave of the Fireflies