Welcome to Dr. Rearick's Office!
at Mount Vernon Nazarene
Philosophy of the Integration of Faith with Learning
Golly! I'm an English
the Sea Log 2002
My Experiences at the Dickens in America Conference in Lowell
Held in April 2002 in recognition of the 160th
Charles Dickens' First Visit to America
Dr. Rearick's journey with Five Students to Maritime
Literary and Historical Sites and finally to the Sea Itself
Hello and welcome
to my space! Like the actual office of Dr. Anderson Malvin
Rearick III at Mount Vernon Nazarene University, this space strives to be an
eclectic and interesting zone. Unfortunately that also means things are not
always as neat as they should be (what my beloved wife calls a "hopeless
Mess!"). Also like my real office, I suspect that things will always be a
little bizarre here and continually under repair:
Still, I hope you
will find some things of interest at this site
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· Dr. Rearick's
for classes taught
Here are some links to "Who Then
Shall Be Saved? A Critical Examination of Loss and Reclamation in Charles
Dickens's David Copperfield" (Dissertation from
University of Rhode Island--Degree Awarded in 1992) Still Under
This watercolor of me
was painted by my peer and friend
Kyong Kim in the fall of 2006
My birthday is on
Christmas which may be one reason why Charles Dickens is my main man.
Look at my analysis of The Christmas Carol as
an overtly Christian work in my essay "Dickens' Christian Carol in Prose."
· Take a look at my Readers' Corner to see what books I've read
and what I thought of them.
· As a reader I am also interested in writing. Here in
my lower desk drawer a few
examples of different kinds of writing
I've worked up.
· View some of the up-coming events and
discussion questions being considered by Mount
Vernon's Science Fiction and Fantasy Club of which I am the advisor.
Who We Are
Memories (Our Scrap Book)
Note-some of these files are purely temporary. The
"desk-sketch" to the right was done by a student during my January
Introduction to Literature class. Man! I hope I don't always look
Chapel by Choice
Other Web Sites:
Helpful Sites for Online Work
Just a few
points about myself.
I am an English Professor (rank of Associate Professor) with my BA in English
from Eastern Nazarene College, my Masters on
of the King from Lehigh University and my
doctorate on Charles
Copperfield from the The
University of Rhode Island. My present position is at Mount Vernon
Nazarene University. As of Dec. 25, 2011 I am 56 (Gack!).
The pic to the left is outdated since my beard is totally gray--think Santa and
you will have me, an irony--seeing how I was born on Christmas and did my work
on Dickens--which does not escape me. I also have an abiding admiration
for JRR Tolkien,
CS Lewis and the other
I have two amazing
children, Anderson Malvin Rearick IV (Andy) who is
now 18 and Laura Sue Rearick is 14. See below for more about them.
(Hey, looking at a personal web site is like looking in a wallet--what do you
expect but pictures of children and wife?
I am happily
married to a wonderful woman named Loretta Arlette (Purta) Rearick, a master pianist choral director and
currently involved with her doctorate graduate work from Boston University:
And now lets see about those children. (First there's
my SON, Anderson Malvin
Rearick IV, called "Andy." (Actually if you
meet him he will tell you to call him Anderson or "Mr. Rearick." He turned
eighteen this past Sept. 1st (18! Double-Gack!) and is one of the great sources of pride
in our lives (I have no idea is that is
teen-wise correct to claim) Like me, he loves graphic novels, science fiction,
video games, classical music and Christmas! He
also loves Halloween, cartoons and other "weird"
things for which his mother blames me. He's even seen some scary films of
which I did not approve. But when his
mother caught him he said "Gee Mom: it's only make
believe! I mean you know this is only a movie!" My father,
hearing this story, said "Well, I suppose if one has been to Heck and back
as Andy has with all his surgeries, guys wrapped up in sheets with green faces
just don't impress." I do have several shots showing him first with the
artificial trach and then his development from
there. See Loretta's testimony to hear the full story:
Eleven Years Ago: "Praise the Lord:
Andy's Trach is Out!"
Loretta's--his mother's--Testimony about our journey x
For more of Andy Pictures Click his Album on the Left
Note: Andy's album is a bit rough for the present but will improve in
appearance and organization.
See Andy's Video Book Report for The Rise and Fall
of Darth Vader:
Here's another video created by Andy as a
Here's Andy's sister, born on
the 13th of May, 1997 who is now fourteen years old. (I am not the father of two
teenages) Her name is Laura Sue Rearick.
Andy used to say that she was a "nice baby," now he says she's
"DRIVING ME CRAZY!" We sometime see his point but mostly
agree a thousand fold with his original evaluation, only that is now upgraded
to little girl. She hates being called "the baby" but still
climbs into bed with us on Saturday mornings. She likes animals and craft
work. She used to like Barbie but told me yesterday that this is no
longer true. Together they are a handful, especially when they sit side by side
in the back seat of the car! Recently Laura wants to sing which is fine,
but she wants complete silence from the rest of us, no talking, no radio, no tapes. Well you can imagine her brother's response
to this. Suddenly he wants to sing too--only louder.
For more pictures of Laura click on her
butterfly Album to the left.
Note: Laura's album is a bit rough
for the present but will improve in appearance and organization.
Ah a memory:
Doesn’t He Look Thrilled?
More pictures will
follow as soon as I get them developed. individuals have peeked into this
no-man's land I call an office!
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Dec. 5, 2011
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