Mary Faraci received a PhD in English at the University of Florida. She served as a Fulbright lecturer in Romania from 1982 to 1984. Her postdoctoral studies include two NEH summer seminars and three sessions at the School of Criticism and Theory. She teaches courses in English literature. Her early publications include essays on Dante, Jane Austen, Saul Bellow, Christina Rossetti, and J. R. R.Tolkien. Her book, The Many Faces and Voices of Angela Thirkell: A Literary Examination of the Brotherton Collection, was published by the Angela Thirkell Society of North America.