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Published Professors

Brian Kennedy

Dr. Brian Kennedy


Mixing Memory and Desire: World War 1 in Contemporary Commonwealth Fiction. Under contract with Wolsak & Wynn, Hamilton, ON. Forthcoming 2016.

 Facing Wayne Gretzky: Players Recall the Greatest Hockey Player Who Ever Lived. New York: Sports Publishing, 2014.

Coming Down the Mountain Rethinking the 1972 Summit Series. Hamilton: Wolsak and Wynn, 2014.

Pond Hockey: A Novel. Edmonton: Argenta, 2013.

My Country Is Hockey: How Hockey Explains Canadian Culture, History, Politics, Heroes, French-English Rivalry, and Who We Are As Canadians. Edmonton: Argenta, 2011.

 Living the Hockey Dream: Interviews and Personal Stories from NHL Superstars and Other Lovers of the Game.  Edmonton: Folklore, 2009. 

 The People and Promise of California: A Longman Topics Reader (co-edited with Mona     Field).  New York: Pearson-Longman, 2008.

 Growing Up Hockey: The Life and Times of Anyone Who Ever Loved the Game.  Edmonton: Folklore, 2007.

Academic Articles

“Whatever Happened to the Organ and the Portrait of Her Majesty?: Hockey Spectating  as Imaginary Carnival.” Now Is the Winter: Thinking About Hockey.  2009.

“Confronting a Compelling Other: The Summit Series and the Nostalgic (Trans) formation of Canadian Identity.”  Canada’s Game: Hockey and Identity.  2009.

“The Aesthetic of Vulgarity: Carnival’s Suppression in Henry James’s The Spoils of Poynton.”  20 Ensaios Sobre Mikhail Bakhtin [20 Essays on Mikhail Bakhtin]. 2006. (Article appears in Portuguese.)

“The Teacher’s Three Classroom Selves, or, You Assigned It, You Write It!” Inside English 32: 2-3 Winter/Spring 2005.

“Student-Teacher Conferences.”  Published at conferenc/conferencing.htm May 2001.

“Recalling ‘A General Shindy’: Carnival Tension in Mrs. Dalloway.”  Dialogue, Carnival, Chronotope 4 1995.

“Our Bakhtin Versus Your Bakhtin: Is A Cold War Immanent?”  Dialogue, Carnival, Chronotope 3 1995. (Article appears in both English and Russian.)

Digital/New Media and Print Journalism

  • Columnist and feature writer, Inside Hockey ( 
  • Columnist, LA Observed ( Spring 2011, 2012, 2014.
  • Editor-at-large, LACar (  June 2001-present.
  • “Reading the Play.” The Fourth Period Magazine Summer 2013.
  • "Got His Start Here: Local Roots Strong for Perry." Peterborough Examiner Apr. 12, 2011.
  • Guest columnist, Pembroke (ON) Daily Observer.  May-June 2007.
  • Contributing Editor, Classic Motorsports and Grassroots Motorsports magazines.





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Motorsports Magizine


Jill O'Hora

Dr. Jill O'Hora


The Wisdom of Will: 365 Days of Shakespeare's Wit. Indianapolis: Dog Ear Publishing, 2013.

The Ties That No Longer Bind: Russians and Americans Talk to Each Other. Cross Cultural Publications, Inc., 1996

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Katherine Kottaras

E. Katherine Kottaras


Forthcoming YA contemporary novel from St. Martin’s Press, 2016

How to Be Brave: A Novel. St. Martin’s Press, November 2015

Other Writings

"A New Year's Tale," Elephant Journal, December 2012 

"The Tree,"  Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature, December 2011

What We Do,” Mamas and Papas: On the Sublime and Heartbreaking Art of Parenting, San Diego City Works Press, 2010

Reading at 5th Annual San Diego City College International Book FairOctober 2, 2010

Arbitrary Metaphors’ in  The Age of Innocence Friedrich Nietzsche’s Influence on Edith Wharton’s Portrayals of Deceptive Language and Social Performance The Edith Wharton Review, published by The International Edith Wharton Society, 2010

"Comparing Portrayals of Slavery in Nineteenth-Century Photography and Literature”,
by the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE), 2010
“An Exploration of The Crucible through Seventeenth-Century Portraits,” by the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE), 2010


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Kathy Green

Kathy Green


Read, Write, Connect:  A Guide to College Reading and Writing, Bedford/St. Martin's, 2014, co-authored with former PCC faculty, Amy Lawlor.

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Paige Wilson


The Least You Should Know About English: Writing Skills, 12th Edition. Cengage Learning, 2015, co-authored with Teresa Ferster Glazier Late, Western Illinois University. 336 Pages Paperback
Previous Editions: 2012, 2009, 2006.

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Dr. Phil Pastras


Dead Man Blues Jelly Roll Morton Way Out West
Music of the African Diaspora, 5
The University of California Press., 2001

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Robert Oventile

Robert S. Oventile


Satan's Secret Daughters: The Muse as Daemon (The Davies Group, Publishers, 2014)

Satan's Secret Daughters by Robert Oventile
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Tatyana Surenyan


Reading Skills for College Success: A readings skills book to help with the development of vocabulary and different reading techniques.(Kendall Hunt Publishers)

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