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Here you can find her CV and past course information.

 

lbaker@shepherd.edu

 

Dr. Baker returned to literary studies after a brief stint as an accountant demonstrated the futility of any other career path.She completed her dissertationóBlaming Helen:Beauty and Desire in Contemporary Literatureóin 2008 thereby earning her PhD from the Catholic University of America.The manuscript represents her ongoing effort to reclaim the language of the aesthetic as a viable literary theory by surveying the attitudes toward beauty displayed by postmodern authors including Yannis Ritsos, Christa Wolf, and Derek Walcott.In addition to aesthetic philosophy, Dr. Bakerís continuing research interests include the structural poetics of Derek Walcott and the tension between masculine and feminine imagery in underworld journeys.

 

ENG 208--Survey of World Literature I

ENG 209--Survey of World Literature II

ENG 101--Written English I

PHIL 199--Introduction to Liberal Arts