Dr. Sue Norton

Background

BSc, Seton Hall University; M.A., Rutgers University; Ph.D, University College Dublin.

Sue has been a lecturer of English in the Dublin Institute of Technology since 1999.  Previously she taught in University College Cork, University College Dublin, New Jersey City University, and worked as a textbook editor for Prentice Hall Publishing. 

English Studies, in particular composition, creative writing, academic writing, and American literature.


Articles

 

"Old World Readings of a New World Novel:  European Perspectives on John Updike's Terrorist," John Updike Review, 5, no. 2, Summer 2017.  (Co-author, Laurence W. Mazzeno.)

"Quizmastery:  Students as Bloggers and Testers in Pursuit of Grammatical Competence," The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Vol 8, No. 2, 2016.  (Co-Author, Odette Gabaudan.)

"Thirty-Six-Point Perpetua:  John Updike's Essays in the Later Years," Irish Journal of American Studies, Issue Five, Spring 2016.  (Co-author, Laurence W. Mazzeno.)

"All the World's a Page:  Towards a Definition of 'writer' in an Age of Opportunity," American, British and Canadian Studies Journal, DeGruyter, Vol 25, Issue 2, Feb. 2016. 

"Conventional Wisdom in the Writing Classroom:  A Short Defence of Grammar Instruction," The All Ireland Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Vol. 7, No. 3, 2015.  

"Family Frontiers:  The Space Age Fiction of Marge Piercy and Ursula K. LeGuin," Vector:  The Critical Journal of the British Science Fiction Association, Issue No. 277. 2014

“The Regulating Daughter in John Updike’s Rabbit Novels," The John Updike Review, University of Cincinnati, Spring 2014.  

“Romancing the Stone-Age:  John Updike’s ‘Wife-Wooing’ and the Naturally Occurring Nuclear Family,” The Explicator, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 71, Issue 3, 2013.

“Betwixt and Between:  Creative Writing and Scholarly Expectations,” New Writing:  The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, Taylor & Francis, Vol. 10, Issue 1, March 2013.

“The United Colors of Etiquette:  Interculturality in the Higher Education Classroom,” Sense & Sensitivity, Ed. Elisabeth Lillie, Peter Lang Publishing, University of Saint Andrews, 2013.  (Co-author, Marty Meinardi)

"Assessing the Writing of International Learners:  A Discussion in Two voices," English Teaching Professional,  Issue 48, Winter 2007.  (Co-author, Marty Meinardi).

"Crossing Borders in Anne Tyler's Fiction," The Irish Journal of American Studies, Vols 11-12, 2003.

 

Academic Essays

'The Cradle Won't Rock:  Anne Tyler's Critique of Family Values in Breathing Lessons," The Loch Raven Review, Vol. 13, Issue 2, 2017. 

'Good Writing' RTE Brainstorm, Nov. 2017

'Mortality as Muse':  A Review of The Violet Hour:  Great Writers at the End,' by Katie Roiphe, The John Updike Review, Spring 2017.

'Author, Author,' Books Ireland, June / July, 2015.

‘Write on the Tip of my Tongue,’ RTE’s Sunday Miscellany, July 27, 2014.

‘Prosody Lost,’ TheJournal.ie, June 16, 2014.

‘Selling Grammar:  I will be your Preacher Teacher,’ University World News, June 6, 2014.

‘Higher Hopes in Difficult Days':  A Review of Academic Armageddon, by Mary Gallagher, Times Higher Education, Mar. 21, 2013.

‘Good Things Come to Those Who Wait,’ University World News, May 25, 2013.

‘Review of Not for Profit:  Why Democracy Needs the Humanities, by Martha C. Nussbaum, TMO:  A Curious Alternative Magazine, Oct. 2013.

‘Suitable Address,’ Times Higher Education,’ Nov. 1, 2012

 

For additional research and writing, see dit.academia.edu/SueNorton 

 

Writing with Radical Empathy:  Reader Response Theory as an Aid to Learner Awareness, Regional Writing Centre 10th Anniversary Symposium on Writing, University of Limerick, June 1, 2017.

European Perspectives on John Updike's Terrorist, with Prof. Laurence W. Mazzeno, Fourth Bienneial Conference of The John Updike Society, University of South Carolina, Oct. 2016.

Teaching and Learning amidst Difference and Diversity, with Dr. Marty Meinardi, Modern Language Research Seminars, University of Ulster, Faculty of Arts, Apr. 2, 2014.

Attending to American Literature:  A Symposium in Honour of Dr. Ron Callan (UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies), ‘Family and Form in John Updike’s Fiction,’ Sept. 7, 2013.

Sue has served on a number of DIT committees including College Board and the School Research Committee.  She was an external examiner for Lycee Francais de' Ireland in Dublin (2010 - 2015), and she has undertaken several European teaching exchanges on Erasmus Mobility.

 

She is a member of The Irish Association for American Studies, The Irish Network for the Enhancement of Writing (INEW), and The Irish Writers' Union.
 
Sue is also interested in issues affecting modern-day publishing and regularly attends seminars on text production and dissemination.  She has completed the suite of certificate modules offered by the Elsevier Publishing Campus, and she welcomes invitations to peer review.