Joseph C. Heininger

Office & Location:
Lewis 307
Office Phone:
(708) 524-6838

Job Title

Associate Professor - English


Joseph Heininger, Associate Professor, earned his BA at the University of Toronto, MA at Fordham University and PhD at the University of Rochester. His primary teaching and research interests are in modern and contemporary Irish and British literatures, especially poetry, fiction and autobiography. He is also interested in the intersections among religious studies, philosophy, and literature. He has presented papers on Irish writers Louis MacNeice, Eavan Boland, Peter Fallon, Sean Dunne, and Dennis O’Driscoll and published articles on Seamus Heaney’s poetic responses to Dante, Eithne Strong’s poetry and prose, Joyce’s use of advertising fictions in Ulysses, and teaching Ulysses through the lens of popular culture. His article on Micheal O’S iadhail’s The Gossamer Wall appeared in 2009. A former National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar Fellow, he teaches courses in Modern British Literature and Modern Irish Literature; Postcolonial Literature; Bible, Myth and Literature; English composition; a sophomore seminar; and an Honors freshman seminar. He has served on the Honors Committee and the Faculty Development Committee and is a faculty adviser for Dominican’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society.


PhD, University of Rochester
MA, University of Rochester
MA, Fordham University
BA, University of Toronto


  • College Writing
  • Autobiography
  • 20th Century British Literature
  • Modern Irish Literature
  • Modern British Fiction
  • Bible, Mythology, and Literature
  • Postcolonial Literature
  • Modern Journeys