Susan Johnston Graf

Susan Johnston Graf
Professor, English
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Wiestling Hall, 112
Penn State Mont Alto | 1 Campus Drive | Mont Alto, PA 17237
    Biography

    Susan Johnston Graf

    Degrees

    Ph.D. in English, University of Kansas
    M.A. in English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    B.A. in English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    Courses Taught

    • English 015, Rhetoric and Composition
    • English 004, Basic Writing
    • English 202, Writing and the Professions
    • Comparative Literature 120, The Literature of Occultism
    • Comparative Literature 141, Religion and Literature
    • English 263, Reading Poetry
    • English 145, Modern Irish Literature
    • English 200, Introduction to Critical Reading
    • English 222, British Literature from 1798
    • English 455, Topics in British Literature
    • English 400, Authors, Texts, and Contexts

    Faculty Scholarly Activity

    1. Book: Graf, S. J. (2015). Talking to the Gods: Occultism in the Works of W. B. Yeats, Algernon Blackwood, Arthur Machen, and Dion Fortune. (100 pp). Albany, New York: State University of New York Press. ISBN/ISSN #/Case #/DOI #: ISBN-10: 1438455550 ISBN-13: 978-1438455556
    2. Book: Graf, S. J. (2000). W. B. Yeats, Twentieth-Century Magus. York Beach, Maine: Red
    3. Parts of Book: Graf, S. J. (Contributor to Edited Volume) (2009). AE's Divine Vision. In Arthur Versluis, Claire Fanger, Lee Irwin, Melinda Phillips (Eds.), (pp. 12 pp). Michigan State University Press. Peer-reviewed/refereed. ISBN/ISSN #/Case #/DOI #: 978159650009903995
    4. Parts of Book: Graf, S. J. (Contributor to Edited Volume) (2007). Occultism, Scientific Materialism, and Belief in Victorian England. In Caleb, Amanda M (Eds.), (pp. 17). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
    5. Introduction for a work of fiction: Graf, S. J. (2016). Il Grande Dio Pan. Italy: Tre Editori.
    6. Co-editor of a once-yearly journal, Refereed: Graf, S. J. (Editor) (2009). In Susan Johnston Graf and Amy Hale (Eds.), "Journal for the Academic Study of Magic." Journal for the Academic Study of Magic., 5, (pp. edited 317 pp.). Mandrake of Oxford. ISBN/ISSN #/Case #/DOI #: 1479-0750
    7. Article Published in Refereed Journals: Graf, S. J. (2007). "The Occult Novels of Dion Fortune". Journal of Gender Studies, 16(1), 10. ISBN/ISSN #/Case #/DOI #: 0958-9236
    8. Article Published in Refereed Journals: Graf, S. J. (2005). An Infant Avatar: The Mature Occultism of W. B. Yeats. New Hibernia Review, 9(4), 13.
    9. Article Published in Refereed Journals: Graf, S. J. (2005). "Joyce's Mythopoeic Vision: The Development of Stephen Dedalus in Portrait and Ulysses.". In Between: Essays and Studies in Literary Criticism, 12(1 and 2), 8 pp.
    10. Article Published in Refereed Journals: Graf, S. J. (2003). Heterodox Religions in Ireland: Theosophy, the Hermetic Society, and the Castle of Heroes. Irish Studies Review, 11(1), 9.
    Research Interests

    Dr. Graf's area of expertise is literature and occultism, particularly of the late 19th and 20th centuries. She is a scholar of the poetry and religious beliefs of William Butler Yeats.

    Publications

    2016

    Talking to the Gods: Occultism in the Works of W. B. Yeats, Algernon Blackwood, Arthur Machen, and Dion Fortune - May, 2015

    AE's Divine Vision, Esotericism, Religion, and Nature - 2009

    Journal for the Academic Study of Magic, Journal for the Academic Study of Magic - May, 2009

    Occultism, Scientific Materialism, and Belief in Victorian England, (Re)creating Science in Nineteenth-Century Britain: An Interdisciplinary Approach - 2007

    "The Occult Novels of Dion Fortune", Journal of Gender Studies - March, 2007

    An Infant Avatar: The Mature Occultism of W. B. Yeats., New Hibernia Review - 2005

    "Joyce's Mythopoeic Vision: The Development of Stephen Dedalus in Portrait and Ulysses.", In Between: Essays and Studies in Literary Criticism - March, 2005

    Heterodox Religions in Ireland: Theosophy, the Hermetic Society, and the Castle of Heroes, Irish Studies Review - April (2nd Quarter/Spring), 2003

    W. B. Yeats, Twentieth-Century Magus - May, 2000