McGuigan, John

At UW-Whitewater

Affiliation
University - Faculty/Staff
Department
Literature, Writing, & Film
Position
PROFESSOR
Office Phone
(262) 472-5057
Office Location
MC 218

Administration

  • Interim Executive Director, Center for Global Education. August 2023-present
  • Director, Office of Global Experiences (Study Abroad). January 2019-present
  • Policies Website and Updates project. AY 2012-14
  • Chancellor's Administrative Fellow. AY 2012-13

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
  • M.A., University of Minnesota-Duluth
  • B.A., St. John’s University (MN) 

Academic Interests

British and American modernism; early 20th century radical art and politics; film and screenwriting; Irish and Scottish literature and culture.

Publications

  • Exiles and the Limits of Egoism,” James Joyce Quarterly, 53.1-2 (Fall 2015-Winter 2016): 115-38. (Published 2017.)

  • “To Go and Sin Once More: The Confessional Trajectory of Joyce’s ‘Nausicaa’ Episode,” Modernist Cultures 10.2 (July 2015): 201-26.

  • “The Unwitting Anarchism of Mrs. Dalloway.” Woolf Studies Annual 19 (2013): 123-45.

  • “On the Danger of Heroes: Black Hawk Down’s Transformation from Narrative Journalism to Cinematic Spectacle.” The Midwest Quarterly 52 (Spring 2011): 221-38.

  • “Against the “Foetus of Symmetry: Nightwood and Surrealist Narrative.” M/MLA: The Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association 41.2 (Fall 2008): 18-43.

  • “Radically Avant-garde? The Strange History of E. E. Cummings’s The Enormous Room, Reconsidered.” Spring: The Journal of the E.E. Cummings Society 14-15 (Fall 2006): 94-126.

  • “American Writers’ Congress.” Dictionary of Literary Biography 303: American Radical and Reform Writers. Ed. Steven Rosendale. Boston: Gale Research Press, 2005. 371-5.

Courses Taught

   101/102: Freshman English 
   216: British Literature II (1800-present) 
   271: Critical Writing in the Field of English 
   300: Special Topics: The Scottish Novel
   347: British Modernism
   352: Literature on Film
   360: Postwar British Literature
   376: Screenwriting
   460: Major Authors: Woolf & Joyce
   482: Seminar in Literature after 1800
   491: Travel Study: Literature and Culture of Ireland

Screenplays  

  • The Road to Nowhere (drama/comedy)
    • Top 50 Semifinalist—Academy Nicholl Fellowship Competition (2020)
    • Semifinalist—Austin Film Festival (2020)
    • Semifinalist—Humanitas New Voices Competition (2020)
  • First Act (drama short)
    • Quarterfinalist--PAGE International Screenwriting Competition (2022)

Films

  • First Act (drama short) – post-production, Maxjet Productions (Madison, WI)

 


Faculty, staff and student directory information is updated every business day by an automated process. Changes to directory information will take one business day to be reflected in the directory.

To update your directory information:
Students can submit updates in WINS (see directions).
Faculty & Staff should contact Human Resources to update their campus information. To update personal information, they should use the HRS system by visiting http://my.wisconsin.edu.

Information obtained from this directory may not be used for mass mailings to students, faculty or staff. Any solicitation of business, information, contributions or other response from individuals listed in this publication by mail, telephone or other means is strictly forbidden.

Personnel-related information in department listings (e.g. employee name, office location, title, phone number) is updated by Human Resources & Diversity. After submitting changes to HR & D, this information is updated every business day by an automated process. Changes to directory information will be reflected one business day after the changes are made by HR & D.

Department-level information (department name, phone number, website, fax number, division, etc.) can be updated by submitting a self-service ticket in ServiceNow with the Service indicated as “Campus Directory (Whitepages)” or by contacting the Help Desk. Full instructions can be found in this Knowledge Base article.