Keely E. McCarthy, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English
Writing Program Administrator

Office Location:  St. Joseph Hall, Morton Wing, SJ13
Office Phone:  215.753.3627

Educational Background 

  • Ph.D. University of Maryland, English Literature, 2000 
  • M.A. University of Maryland, English Literature, 1995 
  • B.A  University of Miami, English Literature, Honors in Women's Literature, 1992    

Courses Regularly Taught 

  • Foundations in the Liberal Arts
  • College Writing: ENGL 101
  • Early American Literature: ENGL 264
  • Early American Topics
  • 18th Century British Literature: ENGL 225

Scholarly Interests  

  • Writing Pedagogy  
  • Early American Literature and Native American Literature  
  • 18th Century British Literature      


  • “The Problem of Cultural Reproduction in Gulliver’s Travels.1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era, Vol. 19 (2012).    
  • “’A Sweet Union of Souls’ or Dangerous Conversions?  Jonathan Edwards’ Missionary Best-seller,” Journal of the Jonathan Edwards’ society, on-line journal, March 2011.   
  • “Conversion, Identity, and the Indian Missionary,” reprinted in World Christianity, edited by Elizabeth Koepping. Routledge, 2010.   
  • “’A Sweet Union of Souls’: The Dangers of Representing Conversion in Jonathan Edwards’ Biography of Missionary David Brainerd,” Imaging the Other, 2008.   
  • "Conversations, Identity, and the Indian Missionary." Early American Literature, 36:3, Nov. 2001.