Andretta, Helen

Overview

Curriculum Vitae

  1. Education


    Degree Institution Field Dates
    PhD  The Graduate Center CUNY  English  5/1993 
    MPhil  The Graduate Center CUNY  English  6/1991 
    MA  Queens College CUNY  English  6/1987 
    BA  Hofstra University  English, French Minor  12/1985 
    AA  Nassau Community College SUNY  General Liberal Arts  12/1983 
  2. Full-Time Academic Experience


    Institution Rank Field Dates
    York College -- CUNY  FT Professor  English  9/06-1/11 
    York College -- CUNY  FT Early Tenured Associate Professor  English  9/02-9/06 
    York College -- CUNY  Deputy Chair  English  6/01-Present 
    York College -- CUNY  McNair Scholars Program Mentor  College  2/00-6/05 
    York College -- CUNY  FT Assistant Professor  English  9/98-9/02 
    York College -- CUNY  Substitute FT Assistant Professor  English  9/97-9/98 
    York College -- CUNY  York College Honors Program Mentor  College  6/03-Present 
  3. Part-Time Academic Experience


    Institution Rank Field Dates
    York College -- CUNY  Adjunct Professor Emeritus  English  1/11-Present 
    Nassau Community College SUNY  Adjunct Instructor  English  6/95-12/96 
    York College -- CUNY  Adjunct Assistant Professor  English  10/93-6/97 
    York College -- CUNY  Adjunct Lecturer  English  2/90-10/93 
    Corpus Christi Parish  BOCES Volunteer  ESL  2/88-4/90 
  4. Non Academic Experience


  5. Employment Record At This Institution

    Rank Dates
    Adjunct Professor Emeritus, English  1/11 - Present 
    FT Professor, English  9/06 - 1/11 
    York College Honors Program Mentor  6/03 - Present 
    FT Early Tenured Associate Professor, English  9/02 - 9/06 
    Deputy Chair, English  6/01 - Present 
    McNair Scholars Program Mentor  2/00 - 6/05 
    FT Assistant Professor, English  9/98 - 9/02 
    Substitute FT Assistant Professor, English  9/97 - 9/98 
    Adjunct Assistant Professor, English  10/93 - 9/97 
    Adjunct Lecturer, English  2/90 - 10/93 
  6. Publications In Field Of Expertise

    1. Books:

      Andretta Helen R. Ed. Joanne Halleran McMullen and Jon Parrish Peede. “The Hylomorphic Sacramentalism of ‘Parker’s Back.'” In Inside the Church of Flannery O'Connor: Sacrament, Sacramental, and the Sacred in Her Fiction. Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2007. 41-63.

      Andretta Helen Ruth. Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde: A Poet’s Response to Ockhamism. Studies in the Humanities: Literature –Politics-Society 29. New York: Peter Lang, 1997. .

    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:

        Andretta Helen R. "Poto Mitan: Haitian Women, Pillars of Global Economy." Academic Affairs Update, York College, Jamaica, NY. III March 2009: 5.

        Andretta Helen R. "The 'Salt' of Peace. In Making Peace in Our Time." Proceedings of the Northeast Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature, October 26-28, 2007. Ed. Joan F. Hallisey and Mary-Anne Vetterling. Weston, MA: Peace Press at Regis College. 2008: 1-9.

        Andretta Helen R. "The Mystery of Redemption in Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood." Proceedings of the Northeast Region Annual Meeting Conference on Christianity & Literature: The Redemptive Act:Sin and Atonement in Literature. Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 16, 2004. Ed. Marc Ricciardi. St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue, NY. 2006: 73-85.

        Andretta Helen R. "A Medievalist's View of Chaucer and Flannery O'Connor, Part II." Pro Ecclesia. 37.2 2006: 12-13.

        Andretta Helen R. "A Medievalist's View of Chaucer and Flannery O'Connor, Part I." Pro Ecclesia. 37.1 2006: 13-14.

        Andretta Helen R. "Christ ‘Figures’ in Flannery O’Connor’s Fiction." Proceedings of the Northeast Region Annual Meeting Conference on Christianity & Literature: Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places: The Christ-figure in Text and Interpretation. October 22, 2005. Ed. Brigid Brady, O.P. and Patricia Verrone. Caldwell, NJ: Caldwell College. 2005: 58-61.

        Andretta Helen R.. "Flannery O’Connor’s Hylomorphic View of Humanity." Ultimate Reality and Meaning: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Philosophy of Understanding. 28.2 June 2005: 109-26.

        Andretta Helen R. "Flannery O’Connor and Tarwater--A Coming of Age." Proceedings of the 2003 Northeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature. Ed. Anthony Giffone and Marlene San Miguel Groner. Farmingdale, New York: Farmingdale State University of New York. 2004: 75-78.

        Andretta Helen R. "Ovid’s Influence on Chaucer’s Book of the Duchess." 2002 Christianity and Literature Proceedings of the Northeast Region Conference: Voices far and near: Myth, legend, folktale, fantasy. Ed. Edward Wesley, OSF. Brooklyn, New York: St. Francis College. 2003: 16-27.

        Andretta Helen R. "A Berkeleyan Influence on Flannery O’Connor." Proceedings, Northeast Region Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature, October 20, 2001. Ed. Sr. Doretta Cornell, R.D.C. and Ruth Anne Thompson. Pleasantville, New York: Pace University. 2002: 25-38.

        Andretta Helen R. "Eliot’s Waste Land and Chaucer’s Gardens." Proceedings, Conference on Christianity and Literature, 1999 Northeast Regional Meeting. November 5-6, 1999. Ed. Jonathan Gates. Surf City, NJ: American Graphic Services. 2000: 1-13.

        Andretta Helen R. "A Thomist’s Letters to ‘A’." The Flannery O’Connor Bulletin. Milledgeville, GA: Georgia College and State University P. 26-27 1998-2000: 52-72.

        Andretta Helen R. "John Dryden’s Belief on the Eve of a New Millennium." On the Eve of A New Millennium: Belief and Unbelief as Expressed in Literature, Philosophy, Theology and the Visual Arts. Selected Papers of the 1998 Northeast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature. Ed. Denise Askin and Teresa Mendez-Faith. Manchester, NH: Saint Anselm College Press. 1999: 10-17.

        Andretta Helen R. "Spirit, Psyche, and Self in Troilus and Criseyde." Proceedings, Northeast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature, October 10-12, 1996, Regis College, Weston, MA. Ed. Joan F. Hallisey and Mary-Anne Vetterling. Weston, MA. 1996: 1-7.

        Andretta Helen R. "Justice, Mercy, and Goods in The Man of Law’s Tale." Selected Proceedings of the Northeast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature, November 5, 1994, St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue, NY. Ed. Loretta McGrann and Benilde Montgomery. New York. 1994: 95-105.

        Andretta Helen R. "Christian Truth in Chaucer in an Age of Scepticism." Selected Proceedings of the Northeast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature, November 6, 1993, C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. Ed. Joan T. Kelly and Caitlin Quinn-Lang. New York. 1993: 7-16.

      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:

      "Flannery O'Connor and the Christ Haunted South by Ralph C. Wood in Studies in the Novel 38.3" Fall 2006: 380-81.

  7. Other Publications

    1. Books:
    2. Papers in Professional Journals:
      1. Articles:
      2. Proceedings:
        1. Refereed Proceedings
        2. Non-Refereed Proceedings
    3. Chapters in Books:
    4. Government Reports or Monographs
    5. Book Reviews:
  8. Presented Papers, Lectures, And Exhibitions And Performances

    "Mystery and Meaning in Flannery O’Connor’s ‘Enduring Chill." March 5, 2010: Northeast Region of the Conference on Christianity and Literature at Pace University.

    "The ‘Salt’ of Peace." December 3, 2008: Provost Lecturer at the Provost Lecture Series, York College.

    "Mystery and Meaning in Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood." October 11, 2008: Northeast Regional Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature.

    "The ‘Salt’ of Peace." October 27, 2007: Keynote Speaker at the Northeast Regional meeting of the Christianity and Literature Conference.

    "A View of the Woods’—A Morality Play." October 7, 2006: Flannery O’Connor in the Age of Terrorism: An Academic Conference.

    "Christ ‘Figures’ in Flannery O’Connor’s Fiction." October 22, 2005: Northeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature.

    "Boethius and the Troilus." December 28, 2002: Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention.

    "Chair for Session 5 papers on Milton, King Arthur, and Thomas Harris." October 26, 2002: Christianity and Literature Northeast Region Conference.

    "Ovid’s Influence on Chaucer’s Book of the Duchess." October 26, 2002: Christianity and Literature Northeast Conference.

    "A Medievalist Views Chaucer and O’Connor." October 2, 2002: Faculty Forum presentation, York College.

    "Tarwater--One of Flannery O’Connor's Youngest Children." May 30, 2002: American Literature Association Conference.

    "A Berkeleyan Influence on Flannery O’Connor." October 20, 2001: Northeast Region Conference on Christianity and Literature.

    "Chair Presider and Referee." August 17, 2001: Eleventh Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Human Ideas on Ultimate Reality and Meaning (URAM).

    "Flannery O’Connor’s Hylomorphic View of Humanity." August 16, 2001: Eleventh Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Human Ideas on Ultimate Reality and Meaning (URAM).

    "Wordsworth’s Reworking of Memory in Book One of the 1850 Version of The Prelude." March 30, 2001: Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA) Convention.

    "Chair Romantic Memory and Historicism session." March 30, 2001: Northeast Modern Language Literature Association (NEMLA) Convention.

    "Eliot’s Waste Land and Chaucer’s Gardens." November 6-7, 1999: Christianity and Literature Conference.

    "Criseyde: Philosophical Foil to Troilus." April 17, 1999: Northeast Modern Language Association convention.

    "John Dryden’s Belief on the Eve of a New Millennium." October 1998: Christianity and Literature Conference.

    "A Thomist’s Letters to ‘A.’" May 1998: American Literature Association Conference.

    "Musing on the Muse in Paradise Lost." November 1997: Christianity and Literature Conference.

    "Spirit, Psyche, and Self in Troilus and Criseyde." October 1996: Christianity and Literature Conference.

    "The Disorder of Love in Troilus and Criseyde." March 1996: Christianity and Literature Conference.

    "Milton’s Muse in Paradise Lost." October 1995: Literature and Spirituality Conference.

    "Justice, Mercy, and Goods in The Man of Law’s Tale." November 1994: Christianity and Literature Conference.

    "Christian Truth in Chaucer in an Age of Scepticism." November 1993: Christianity and Literature Conference.

    "Chaucer’s Interpretation of Ovid in the Book of the Duchess." November 1988: Fourteenth Annual Conference of the Mid-Hudson Modern Language Association.

  9. Patents

    None

  10. Work In Progress

    1. Books in progress:
    2. Papers in Progress:
    3. Papers submitted to journals for consideration:
    4. Research in progress:
  11. Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

    Provost Lecturer at the Provost Lecture Series, York College, “The ‘Salt’ of Peace": December 2008.

    Keynote Speaker at the Northeast Regional meeting of the Christianity and Literature Conference: October 7, 2007.

    York Scholar: June 2004.

    Phi Beta Kappa Society, honor roll member: February 2004.

    Phi Beta Kappa Society, initiation Hofstra University: 1985.

  12. Grants-In-Aid

    PSC-CUNY Research Grant, Body and Soul in the Works of Flannery O’Connor: A Hylomorphic Approach. 2005-2006: $3840.

    PSC-CUNY Research Grant, Hylomorphism in the Characterizations of Flannery O’Connor. 2000-2001: $5031.

  13. Institutional Service

    1. Service to the Department

      Academic Program Review: 2009-2010.

      Fire Warden: Spring 2007 - Fall 2010.

      Deputy Chair: July 2001 - Fall 2010.

      Curriculum Committee: chair: Fall 1999 - May 2004.

      Curriculum Committee: co-chair: June 2004 - to May 2009.

      Curriculum Committee: member: Fall 1998 - Fall 2010.

      Personnel and Budget Committee: July 2001 - Fall 2010.

      Search Committees as Chair or Member: Spring 2001 - Fall 2010.

      Open House events as Co-ordinator, Assistant Co-ordinator or helper: Spring 1998 - Spring 2009.

      Graduates (Senior) Brunch Co-ordinator: Spring 2002 - Spring 2009.

      Department Representative at Freshman Orientation: Spring 2001 - Spring 2004.

    2. Service to the School

      Provost Faculty Advisory Committee, member: Fall 2008 - Fall 2010.

      Technology Fee Committee: Spring 2008 - Fall 2010.

      Committee on Campus Environment: Fall 2004 - Spring 2007.

      Bulletin Committee: Fall 2003 - Fall 2010.

      Honor Society for the Liberal Arts: Fall 1998 - Fall 2010.

      Committee on Academic Standards: October 1998 - May 2004.

    3. Service to the College

      Middle States Committee, Chair Integrity Subcommittee: 2008 - 2010.

      Middle States Periodic Review Report (PRR), Co-editor Final Document: May 2003.

      Middle States Periodic Review Report (PRR), Chair Task Force: Fall 2002.

      Co-Chair Council on Academic Advisement: Fall 2008 - Fall 2010.

      Academic Advisement Center Committee: Spring 2008 - Fall 2008.

      Academic Advisement Center, consultant: Spring 2003 - Spring 2004.

      NCATE Steering Committee: Spring 2002 - Fall 2004.

      Teacher Education Program Committees: TEAC and LASAC: Spring 2002 - Fall 2010.

    4. Service to the Graduate Center
    5. Service to the University
  14. Offices Held In Professional Societies

  15. Other Professional Activities And Public Service

    Chair of the Publications Committee for the Christianity and Literature journal: March 2004 - December 2005.

    Advisor to The Center for Literate Values (formerly Arcturus Books Press), Tyler, Texas; on Board of Directors of affiliated journal, Praesidium: 2001 - Present.

  16. Teaching Activities At This Institution

    1. Courses Taught (List)
      ENG 100 Developmental College Writing 
      ENG 103 Developmental College Writing II 
      ENG 105 Developmental College Writing III 
      ENG 115 Composition I 
      ENG 125 Introduction to College Writing 
      ENG 200 Understanding Literature 
      ENG 209 Understanding Poetry 
      ENG 211 (formerly 310 and 210) Foundations of Western Literature 
      ENG 220 The English Tradition I 
      ENG 301 The Old Testament 
      ENG 318 Shakespeare -- The Major Works 
      ENG 328 Medieval and Renaissance Literature 
      ENG 333 Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature 
      ENG 343 The Romantic Period of England 
      ENG 344 Victorian Literature 
      ENG 365 The Comic Vision 
      ENG 371 History of the English Language 
      ENG 373 Writing for Business 
      ENG 398 Special Topics in English 
      ENG 399 Special Topics in English 
      ENG 410 Seminar in English 
      ENG 430 Seminar in British Literature 
      ENG 450 Seminar in American Literature 
      ENG 470 Seminar in the English Language 
      ENG 490 Senior Research in English 
      ENG 492 Honors Research in English 
      ENG 493 Honors Research in English 
    2. New courses/programs developed (list):

      Reading and Writing for College Studies I, ENG 101 Contribution.

      Reading and Writing for College Studies II, ENG 102 Contribution.

      Developmental College Writing I, ENG 100 Contribution.

      Developmental College Writing II, ENG 103 Contribution.

      Developmental College Writing III, ENG 105 Contribution.

Andretta, Helen
 

Andretta, Helen
Professor Emerita
English