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Lena Butingaro

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Per aspera ad astra." ("Through hardships to the stars.")


Lena Butingaro is an eighteen year resident of Myrtle Beach, SC. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in History, Summa Cum Laude, from Coastal Carolina University and a Master of Arts Degree with Distinction in English Literature from Mercy College. Ms. Butingaro's Master's thesis, "Allegorical Alchemy: Microcosmic Man and Christian Eschatology in the Poetry of John Donne,"? focused on the coexistence and unity of spiritual and material realms in relation to Donne's metaphysical poetry and the alchemical processes of putrefaction, incineration, and transmutation. Ms. Butingaro has been a Teaching Associate with the Department of English since 2010, and currently teaches Composition as well as Composition and Critical Reading courses. 


M.A., in English Literature

B.A., in History

Teaching Areas

Composition; Literature

Research Areas 

Literature; Alchemical Symbolism in Literature