DeMarco, Kathleen

Prof. Kathleen DeMarco currently teaches English and Public Speaking at the Newton campus of Georgia Perimeter College.

Defending the Intellectual Life in Early Modern to Postmodern Times. An Anthology of Literary Apologies
2012 0-7734-3059-8
The book analyzes various writings by poets and cultural critics on the topic of being an intellectual. Figures like Pope, Sidney, Milton, Eliot, and even contemporaries like Christopher Hitchens are covered. The first few deal with what poetry is, and the latter more up to date essays try to explain intellectual life in modern times. Present-day readers might find some of these defenses to be obscure, but this book breaks down what critics meant even during the Early Modern Period, and the Renaissance.

The Literary Career of Medora Field Perkerson: A Southern Twentieth-Century American Writer
2012 0-7734-3045-8
The works of Medora Field Perkerson have been historically neglected by scholars. This book aims to examine her works through the lens of their regional importance as touchstones of early to mid-twentieth-century Southern literature. She was friends with Margaret Mitchell, the author of the famous Gone with the Wind, which helped Perkerson’s career because she helped to promote the book. While her career spanned from the 1920’s until the 50’s, her heyday was in the late 1930’s and 40’s. Today many may know about Margaret Mitchell but this book shows that her friend Medora Field Perkerson is also worthy of scholarly attention.