Professor Emeritus, English
(1935 – 2010)
Beth died unexpectedly in August. Those connected with the Canadian Studies Program and many others will never forget her joie de vivre. Her memory occupies a permanent place in our hearts, as do our thoughts for her family. Memorials may be made to scholarships created by Casey in creative writing (Mae W. Casey Scholarship in Creative Writing), literature (Thomas A. Casey Scholarship in Literature), and the Canadian Lecture Fund (Beth A. Casey English/Canadian Lecture Fund), all through the BGSU Foundation, Inc. To give online or for more information regarding giving options, visit BGSU’s “Make a Gift Now” page: http://www.bgsu.edu/offices/alumni/give/page35336.html.
- Ph.D. & M.A. Columbia University
- B.A. Penn State University
Canadian Studies Program Activities:
- Canadian Studies Advisory Committee, 1988-present;
- Reddin Planning Committee, 1988-present;
- Creative Director, Canadian Author Series.
- CAST 201 – Introduction to Canadian Studies;
- ENG 269 – Canadian Fiction;
- CAST 305 – Canadian Film
- Ohio Canadian Studies Roundtable, 1993-1997, 2004-2007.
- “The Individual and the Community: A Discourse on Divergence in American and Canadian Literature,” presented at Association for Canadian Studies in the United States (ACSUS) in Canada Colloquium, “Convergence and Divergence in North America,” Vancouver, BC, 2004.
- “Imagining Community in the United States and Canada: Comparing Maxine Hong Kingston and Michael Ondaatje,” presented at ACSUS Biennial Conference, Portland, OR, 2003.
- Panel Initiator and Coordinator, “Comparing Canada and the United States in the 21st Century: Changes and Continuities,” ACSUS Biennial Conference, Portland, OR, 2003.
- “Canadians and Americans Abroad: Comparing Mavis Gallant and Henry James,” presented at ACSUS Biennial Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2001.
- “Aritha van Herk’s ‘Restlessness,’” presented at Midwest Association for Canadian Studies (MWACS), Ann Arbor, MI, 2000.
- “Developing and Administering Interdisciplinary Programs,” in Interdisciplinarity: The State of the Art, Julie Thompson Klein, ed., The College Board, 1999.
- “The Organization and Governance of Interdisciplinary Programs,” in Interdisciplinary Studies Today, Jossey-Bass, 1994.
- “May Sarton and the Muse: Of Lovers, Water, and Leaves,” in A House of Gathering: Poets on May Sarton’s Poetry, Marilyn Kallet, ed., University of Tennessee Press, 1993.