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Publications “Playwrights’ Progress: The Evolution of the Play Cycle, from Shaw’s ‘Pentateuch’ to Angels in America.” SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies 25(2005): 179-200. “Cavemen in Eden? Bernard Shaw and Mark Twain Offer Radical Revisions of Genesis.” SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies. 21 (2001): 107-132. “At the Intersection of Victorian Science and Fiction: Andrew Lang’s ‘Romance of the First Radical.’” English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920. 42:2, January 1999 (125-142). “An Overlooked Source for Eliza? W. E. Henley’s London Types.” SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies 18 (1998) 161-171. “The Evolution of Human Virtue: Precedents for Shaw’s ‘World Betterer in the Utopias of Bellamy, Morris, and Bulwer-Lytton.” Shaw and Other Matters. Ed. Susan Rusinko. Selinsgrove: Susquehanna University Presses, (1998) 63-82. “Shaw for the Utopians, Capek for the Anti-Utopians.” SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies (1997): 163-181. “Shaw and the French: Irreconcilable Differences, Lasting Impact.” Rev. of Michel W. Pharand. Bernard Shaw and the French, (Gainsville, FL: UP of Florida 2000) for Comparative Literature Studies. 40:4(2003) 452-456. “Manufacturing Consent for the Boer War.” Rev. of Paula M. Krebs. Gender, Race, and the Writing of Empire: Public Discourse and the Boer War (Cambridge UP, Oct 1999) for English Literature in Transition, 43:4 (Sept 2000). “A Tale of Hyenas, Toddlers, and Edith Wharton Scholars.” Rev. of Jake Fuchs’ Death of a Prof, the Nursery School Murders: II. (Creative Arts, 2001)for American Book Review. Vol 23, No. 4. May/June 2002. “Bernard Shaw: Cinephile.” Rev. of Bernard Shaw on Cinema. Ed. Bernard F. Dukore. English Literature in Trasition, 1880-1920. 42:1, January (1999) 86-90. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY (Selected) Comparative Drama Conference, Sponsored by Loyola Marymount University, Culver City, CA. March 27-29, 2008. Presented a Paper: "Further Adventures of Shaw's Black Girl: Ed Shockley's Oracle." Shaw Symposium sponsored by the Shaw Festival, Niagra-on-the-Lake, Canada, July 2005. Presented a paper: “Undershaft, Inc. in the Age of Haliburton: A Contemporary Response to Major Barbara.” Arkansas Philological Association Conference: “Reconstructing Language and Literature,” Little Rock, Arkansas, Oct 2005. Presented a paper: “Reconstructing the Bard: Shakespeare in Love and Some Precedents.” Shaw Conference: “GBS by the Bay,” Univ. of Southern Florida, Sarasota, FL, March 2004 Presented a paper: “From the Festival of Dionysus to Malvern, by way of Bayreuth: Shaw’s Development of the Modern Cycle Play.” Shaw Festival Summit, Niagra-on-the-Lake, Canada, August 20, 2003. Participated in a meeting of Shaw scholars to inaugurate the International Shaw Society, became a founding member. Arkansas Philological Association Conference, Fairfield Bay, Arkansas, Oct. 10-12, 2002. Presented a paper: “Love Among the Artists: Sex, Celibacy, and Self-Determination in the Works of Bernard Shaw and His Contemporaries.” Shaw’s Brave New World Conference, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI April 19-23, 2001. Participated in a panel presentation about Shaw in Academe Today.