Selected Publications, Articles & Presentations
Prof. Piggford's scholarship on the Bloomsbury Group has appeared in Mosaic, The Charleston Magazine, and in Queer Forster, which he co-edited with Robert K. Martin ( Chicago, 1997). He edited Forster's "The Feminine Note in Literature" for the Bloomsbury Heritage series (Cecil Woolf, 2001). Essays on contemporary literature can be found in Modern Drama, English Studies in Canada, and Cultural Critique.
- "Grace and Extravagance in Mark Doty's Elegies," in The Strategic Smorgasbord of Postmodernity (Cambridge Scholars, 2007).
- "The Via Negativa in Forster's A Passage to India" in Through a Glass Darkly: Suffering, the Sacred, and the Sublime in Literature and Theory (Wilfred Laurier, 2011)
- "'Contentment in Dimness': Flannery O'Connor and Friedrich von Hugel" in Ragione, Fiction, e Fede (Prezzo di copertina, 2011)
Professor Piggford's current work focuses on mysticism in Flannery O'Connor and he plans soon to return to research in contemporary poetry on the Catholic poet Mary Karr. Professor Piggford has participated in the SURE program three times, working with student research assistants on O’Connor’s fiction and the poetry of Sherman Alexie and Walt Whitman.