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Lech Walesa Hall, Room 2010
Timothy Scherman, Acting Chair (773) 442-5817
Academic Advisors in English are regularly assigned to new majors.
Ryan Poll, Graduate Program - Literature Track Advisor (773) 442-5824
Timothy Barnett, Graduate Program - Composition Track advisor (773) 442-5822
PhD, MA English, The Ohio State University, 1997
BA English, University of Connecticut, 1986
“’Love Letters:’ Narrating Critical Theory in the First-Year Writing Class.” Open Words 7.1 (Spring 2013): 21-40. Electronic.
“Politicizing the Personal: Frederick Douglass, Richard Writing, and Some Thoughts on the Limits of Critical Literacy.” College English 68.4 (March 2006): 356-81. Print.
Teaching Argument in the Composition Classroom: Background Readings. Bedford/St. Martin’s. 2002.
“Reading ‘Whiteness’ in English Studies.” College English 63.1 (September 2000). 9-37. Print.
Native of Stamford, CT. Father of one son, Tyler Steinkamp.
PhD English/Writing Studies, University of Illinois
MA TESL/Linguistics, Ohio University
BA Antioch College
Buell, Marcia Z. "Negotiating Rich Response Networks and Textual Ownership in Dissertation Writing" Research Literacies and Writing Pedagogies for Masters and Doctoral Writers, Eds. Badenhorst, Cecile and Cally Guerin. Brill Online Books and Journals. 2015. 221-237.
Buell, Marcia Z. “The Place of Basic Writing at Wedonwan U: A Simulation for Graduate Level Seminars" Journal of Basic Writing E-Journal (2013-2014).
Buell, Marcia Z. “Negotiaitng Textual Authority: Response Cycles for a Personal Statement of a Latina Undergraduate.” Journal of Basic Writing 31(2) 5-28, (2012).
Buell, Marcia, and Park, So Jin. “Positioning expertise: The shared journey of a South Korean and a North American doctoral student.” In Christine Casanave and XiaoMing Li (Eds.), Learning to do graduate school: Perspectives on academic enculturation, literacy practices, and identity. Ann Arbor, Michigan: Michigan University Press. 2008.
Buell, Marcia. “Code-switching and second language writing: How multiple codes are combined in a text.” In Charles Bazerman and Paul Prior (Eds.), What writing does and how it does it (97-122). New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 2004.
M.Ed. Secondary English Education, Loyola Chicago, 1998
BA Cinema Studies, University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, 1996
Post Masters, Education Leadership and Research, University of Illinois, Chicago
MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Current project: Interro-porn
poetry collection, Skin Horse (2012)
MFA Murray State University
BGS University of Michigan
Activities of Daily Living. Salmon Poetry (2017)
Even the Daybreak: 35 Years of Salmon Poetry. Salmon Poetry (2016)
Language Lessons, Vol 1. Third Man Books (2014)
Brief Nudity. Salmon Poetry (2013)
Basic Cable Couplets. Silkworms Ink (2012)
abbrev. Beard of Bees (2011)
About the Author. Mindmade Books (2011)
I Am Spam. Fractal Edge Press (2004)
Identity Theft for Dummies. Zenith Beast Books (2003)
AWP, The Art Institute of Chicago, Bucktown Arts Festival, Chicago Poetry Festival, Chicago Poetry Invasion, Poets Against the War, Poetry Cram, Midwest Literary Festival, Printers Row Lit Fest, Looptopia, Pilcrow Lit Fest, Creative Writing Institute, Series A, Orange Alert Reading Series, Writers Block, Wordeater, Revolving Door, Ipsento Reading Series, Chicago Book Expo, Excited Utterance, GCHS Writers Week, Wit Rabbit and Poetry Foundation
PhD University of Illinois at Chicago
MAH Louisiana State University
BA Tulane University
Greeks in Chicago. Chicago: Arcadia Publishing, 2009.
“The Maze: A Historical Novel.” Review of The Maze. By Panos Karnezis. The National Herald. 15 February 2009.
“A Greek Stylist: History Contests with Progress and Loses.” Review of Little Infamies. By Panos Karnezis. The National Herald. 15 February 2009.
“A Sense of Sacred Space.” Review of Ecclesia: Greek Orthodox Churches of the Chicago Metropolis. By Panos Fiorentinos. The National Herald. 15 February 2009.
“Loss and Transformation on the Road in Jeffrey Eugenides’s Middlesex and Don DeLillo’s Underworld.” The Image of the Road in Literature, Media and Society. Ed. Will Wright and Steven Kaplan. Pueblo, Co: The Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery. August 2005. 148-153.
MA University of Illinois at Chicago
Ph.D. English/Philosophy, Purdue University, 2003
MFA Fiction, Purdue University, 2003
M.A. Comparative Literature/German, University of Bayreuth, Germany, 1996
M.A. Catholic Theology, Leopold Franzens University, Austria, 1989
B.A. Philosophy (Magna cum laude), St. Joseph’s Seminary, Nigeria, 1984
Ethics and Human Rights in Anglophone African Women's Literature - Feminist Empathy New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016.
Postcolonial Imagination and Moral Representations in African Literature and Culture. Lanham: Lexington Books (Rowman and Littlefield), 2011.
The Dilemma of Ethnic Identity: Alain Locke’s Vision of Transcultural Societies. New York: Edwin Mellen Press, 2005.
"Decolonisation and its Discontents: Thoughs on the Postcolonial African Moral Self" Journal of South African Philosophy, Vol 34. Issue 4 (2015): 408-418.
“Rethinking African Culture and Identity: The Afropolitan Model.” Journal of African Cultural Studies. 26. 2. (2014): 234-247.
“The Open Wounds of Being: The Poetics of Testimony in the Works of Patricia Jabbeh Wesley.” Interdisciplinary Literary Studies. Vol. 16, No.2 (Fall 2014): 282-306.
“Death, Here I Am: Violence and Redemption in Zakes Mda’s Ways of Dying.” Journal of Narrative Theory, 43.1. (Spring 2013): 87-107.
“Nelson Mandela and the Politics of Empathy: Reflections on the Moral Conditions for Conflict Resolutions in Africa.” African Conflict & Peacebuilding Review. Volume 2, Number 1, (Spring 2012): 122-135.
“Ambits of Moral Judgement: Of Pain, Empathy and Redemption in J.M.Coetzee's Age of Iron,” Journal of Literary Studies, 27:4, (2011):17-35.
“African Feminism: Resistance or Resentment." Quest: An African Journal of Philosophy XX, 1-2, (2008): 97-117.
“The Pitfalls of Cultural Consciousness.” Philosophia Africana 10. 1 (March 2007): 37-47.
“Cosmopolitan Solidarity: Negotiating Transculturality in Contemporary Nigerian Novels.” English in Africa. (Spring 2005):99-112.
“Resentment and the African Condition: An Inquiry.” Gefame: Journal of African Studies. 2, no. 1, 2005.
The Trial of Mugabe (Novella) Chicago, Okri Books, 2009.
Survival Kit (Poems) New York: Akachic Books, 2016.
PhD University of Florida
“On the Borders of Independence: Manuel Torres and Spanish American Independence in Filadelfia.” Latino/a Studies and Nineteenth-Century America.” Ed. Jesse Alemán and Rodrigo Lazo. New York: NYU Press, 2016. 71-88.
“Novel Diplomacies: Henry Marie Brackenridge’s Voyage to South America (1819) and Inter-American Revolutionary Literature.” Literature in the Early American Republic 3 (April 2011) p. 145 – 171
“‘The cause of America is in great measure the cause of all mankind’: American Universalism and Exceptionalism in the Early Nation.” American Exceptionalisms, Ed. Sylvia Söderlind and Jamey Carson. Albany: SUNY Press, 2011. p. 51 – 70.
“Roundtable: Critical Keywords in Early American Studies,” Co-edited and Introduction with Duncan Faherty. Early American Literature 46:3 (Fall 2011) pp. 601-602; pp. 603-632.
MFA Fiction Writing, Washington University
MA English, Northeastern Illinois University, 1987
BA Filmaking, Columbia College, 1981
Oakton Community College
Textbook: I Can Do That, Bedford/Custom Textbook
PhD English, State University of New York, Buffalo, 2001
MA Political Philosophy, University of Georgia, 1991
BA Political Science, Purdue University, 1988
When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed, a novel. Sandstone Press, UK, June 2014.
A Quail Is a Pretty Bird. Manuscript of a book of short fiction, under consideration at various journals/reviews/magazines.
“Michael Bogdanov: An International Director’s The Winter’s Tale at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.” Chicago Shakespeare Theater: Suiting the Action To the Word, ed. Regina Buccola and Peter Kanelos, Northern Illinois University Press, 2013.
“Sack Drama: The Return of Falstaff in Henry V.” A Touch More Rare: Harry Berger, Jr., and the Arts of Interpretation, ed. Nina Levine and David Lee Miller, Fordham University Press, 2009. Pages 45-57.
The Shakespeare Encyclopedia, entries on Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2, Henry V, King John, Henry VIII, The Merry Wives of Windsor, General Introduction to The History Plays. Global Book Publishing, Sydney, Australia, 2009. Pages 62-83, 116-119.
“‘O for a muse of fire’: Henry V and Plotted Self-Exculpation.” Shakespeare Studies (Vol. 36, 2008), 182-206.
“T. S. Eliot’s Impudence: Hamlet, Objective Correlative, and Formulation.” Criticism 49.2 (Spring 2008), 215-239.
“’the double variacioun of wordly blisse and transmutacioun’: Shakespeare’s Return to Ovid in Troilus and Cressida.” Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History (Third Series, Vol. 5, May 2008), 293-312.
“Romancing the Chronicles: 1 Henry IV and the Rewriting of Medieval History.” Quidditas (Vol. 27, 2006), 34-50. Published as the 2005 Allen D. Breck Award Winner.
Shakespeare Studies (Vol. 38, 2011). Jennifer Summit, Memory’s Library: Medieval Books in Early Modern England. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Journal of British Studies (Vol. 49, No. 2, April 2010). Stewart Mottram, Empire and Nation in Early English Renaissance Literature. Cambridge, England: D. S. Brewer, 2008.
Renaissance Quarterly (Vol. 59, No. 2, Summer 2006). William M. Hamlin, Tragedy and Scepticism in Shakespeare’s England. London and New York: Palgrave, 2005.
The 16th Century Journal (Vol. XXXVII, No. 4, Winter 2006). Ken MacMillan and Jennifer Abeles, Eds. John Dee: The Limits of the British Empire. New York: Praeger, 2005.
The 16th Century Journal (Vol. XXXVII, No. 2, Summer 2006). Ton Hoenselaars, ed. Shakespeare’s History Plays: Performance, Translation and Adaptation in Britain and Abroad. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Arthuriana (Vol. 14 No. 2, Summer 2004). Liam O. Purdon, The Wakefield Master’s Dramatic Art: A Drama of Spiritual Understanding. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2003.
Arthuriana (Vol. 13 No. 3, Fall 2003). Frances A. Underhill, For Her Good Estate: The Life of Elizabeth de Burgh. The New Middle Ages Series. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999.
“The Confectioner.” First Intensity, #19, Fall 2004.
“Insurance.” The Cimarron Review, Spring 2004, issue 147.
“Two Brothers.” South Dakota Review, Winter 2003 (Vol. 41 #4).
“Cauthard.” Beloit Poetry Journal, Summer 2004 (Vol. 54 #4), 35-45.
Nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
PhD University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), 1995
MA University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), 1989
BA University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), 1988
Selected Significant Articles:
“Sabrina . . . or, the Lady?: Gender, Class, and the Spectre of Milton in Sabrina (1995),” in Milton and Popular Culture, edited by Laura Lunger Knoppers and Gregory M. Semenza (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006), pp. 151-162.
“The Lady’s Unladylike Struggle: Redefining Patriarchal Boundaries in Milton’s Comus,” in Milton Studies (35), 1997, pp. 1-20.
PhD English, University of Michigan, 1995
MA English, University of Michigan, 1991
BA English summa cum laude, Cornell University, 1989
The Making of U.S. Warking-Class Literature and Consciousness: The Nations, Genders, and Sexualities of U.S. Proletarian Literature from the 1930s to the Present (forthcoming from University of Mississippi Press).
Articles and Chapters
"A Proletarian Book of Laughter and Remembering: The Cry and the Dedication and the Inter/National Class Struggle" in Writer in Exile/Writer in Revolt Critical Perspectives on Carlos Bulosan, ed. Jeffrey Arellano Cabusao, University Press of America, 2016.
"Dis-Alienating the Neighborhood: The Representation of Work and Community in Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," in Revisiting Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, eds. Kathy Merlock Jackson, Steven M. Emmanuel. North Carolina: McFarland Press, 2016.
"Beyond the Innocence of Globalization: The Abiding Necessity of Carlos Bulosan's Anti-Imperialist Imagination." Kritika Kultura, no. 23 (Summer 2014). On-line.
"'Verticality is such a risky enterprise': Class Epistemologies and the Critique of Upward Movility in Colson Whitehead's The Intiutisionist," in Class and Culture in Contemporary Crime Fiction, ed. Julie H. Kim. North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2014, pp. 201-224.
"'A Broader and Wiser Revolution': Refiguring Chicago Nationalist Politics in Latin Amercan Consciousness in Post-Movement Chicana/o Literature" in Imagined Transnationalism: Latina/o Literature, Culture and Identity, eds. Francisco Lomelí, Marc Priewe, and Kevin Concannon. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, pp. 137-155.
"Modernism and Politics" in Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics, ed M. Keith Booker. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2005, pp. 176-180.
MA English Literature, Northeastern Illinois University
BAH Loyola University of Chicago
PhD Comparative Literature, University of California, Los Angeles
BA Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley
Book Article. “Warrior Ideal or Sinful Beast? Ambiguous Sovereignty in Culhwch ac Olwen.” In The Language of Gender, Power, and Agency in Celtic Studies. Amber Handy and Brian Ó Conchubhair, editors. Arlen House Press 2013. Examines the sovereign power of God and Arthur in an early Welsh Arthurian tale.
Book Article. “Hybridity Reconsidered: Rewriting the Literary Welshman in Peredur vab Efrawc.” In Other Nations: The Hybridization of Medieval Insular Mythology and Identity. Wendy Marie Hoofnagle and Wolfram R. Keller, editors. Winter, Heidelberg, 2011. Examines a Welsh version of the Perceval tale in the context of distinct insular identities.
Book. Kingship, Conquest, and Patria: Literary and Cultural Identities in Medieval French and Welsh Arthurian Romance. Routledge Press, 2005. A study of vernacular literature, medieval colonialisms, and state formation focusing on the romances of Chrétien de Troyes and three thirteenth-century Welsh tales.
Book Article. “Transcultural Change: Romance to Rhamant.” In Medieval Celtic Literature and Society. Helen Fulton, editor. Four Courts Press, Dublin 2005. Assessment of the genres of romance/rhamant from a postcolonial perspective.
Ph.D. English with Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory, University of California, Davis, 2009
-Main Street and Empire: The Fictional Small Town in the Age of Globalization (Rutgers University Press, 2012)
-“The Rising Tide of Neoliberalism: Attica Locke’s Black Water Rising and the Segregated Geographies of Globalization” in Class and Culture in Crime Fiction: Essays on Works in English Since the 1970s (McFarland & Company, 2014)
-“The Boss and the Workers: Bruce Springsteen as Blue-Collar Icon” in Blue Collar Pop Culture: From NASCAR to the Jersey Shore (Praeger, 2012)
Ph.D. (American Literature) Duke University
PhD with distinction in English from the University of Louisiana (1999)
MA in English from the University of Missiouri (1994)
BA with honors in English from Southern Illinois University (1992)
Schroeder, Christopher. 2011. Diverse by Design: Literacy Education within Multicultural Institutions. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press.
• recipient of 2012 CCCC Research Impact Award
Schroeder, Christopher, Helen Fox, and Patricia Bizzell, eds. 2002. ALT DIS: Alternative Discourses and the Academy. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann/Boynton-Cook.
• reprinted by Heinemann in 2004
• college best-seller for Heinemann in 2002
Schroeder, Christopher. 2001. ReInventing the University: Literacies and Legitimacy in the Postmodern Academy. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press.
• reviewed in College English
• nominated for the 2002 David H. Russell Award sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English
Articles, Chapters, and Essays
Schroeder, Christopher. 2013. “Continuity and Community in a Cosmopolitan World: Code Switching and Its Effects on Community Identity.” In Crossing Borders, Drawing Boundaries: The Rhetoric of Lines Across America, ed. Barbara Couture and Patricia Wojahn, under consideration.
---. 2010. “Web Authoring Software and Electronic Expertise.” In Digital Tools in Composition Studies: Critical Dimensions and Implications, ed. Ollie O. Oviedo, Joyce R. Walker, and Byron Hawk, 95-113. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, Inc.
---. 2009. “English Teachers We Have Known.” In Transforming English Studies: New Voices from an Emerging Genre, ed. Lori Ostergaard, Jeff Ludwig, and Jim Nugent, 212-228. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press.
---. 2007. “Notes Toward a Dynamic Theory of Literacy.” In Locations of Composition, ed. Christopher Keller and Christian Weisser, 267-287. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
---. 2006. “The Limits of Institutionalized Literacies: Minority Bilinguals at One U.S. University.” Community Literacy Journal 1: 67-82.
---. 2005. “Natural Diversity: A Response to David Quammen.” In Writing Environments: Rhetoric, Texts, and the Construction of Nature, ed. Sidney Dobrin and Chris Keller, 99-107. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
---. 2004a. Review of Introducing English: Essays in the Intellectual Work of Composition, by James Slevin. Composition Studies 32: 143-146.
---. 2004b. “The Ethnographic Experience of Postmodern Literacies.” In Ethnography Unbound: From Shock Theory to Critical Praxis, ed. Stephen Brown and Sidney Dobrin. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
---. 2002. “From the Inside Out (or the Outside In, Depending).” In ALT DIS: Alternative Discourses and the Academy, ed. Christopher Schroeder, Helen Fox, and Patricia Bizzell, 178-190. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann/Boynton-Cook.
---. 2002. “Rereading the Literacy Crisis in Colleges and Universities in the United States.” In Professing Rhetoric: Selected Papers from the 2000 Rhetoric Society of America Conference, ed. Frederick J. Anczak, Cinda Goggins, and Geoffery D. Klinger, 187-192. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
---. 2001. “Academic Literacies, Legitimacy Crises, and Electronic Cultures.” The Journal of Literacy and Technology, http://www.literacyandtechnology.org.
---. 1999. “Blurring Boundaries: Rhetoric in Literature (and Other) Classrooms.” In Teaching in the 21st Century: Adapting Writing Pedagogies to the College Curriculum, ed. Alice Robertson and Barbara Smith, 297-311. New York: Garland Press.
---. 1998. “Writing, Reading, and Resistant Meanings: Teaching Students to Fish.” Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 17: 61-72. (all footnotes were omitted without permission)
---. 1997. “Knowledge and Power, Logic and Rhetoric, and Other Reflections in the Toulminian Mirror: A Critical Consideration of Toulmin’s Contributions to Composition.” JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory 17: 95-107.
MFA Goddard College
"Weaning," Are We Feeling Better Yet? Women Speak About Healthcare in America? Penultimate Press Inc.
"Bedazzled," Paper Darts
"The Beginning of the End," "A Rest," "Cardiac Arrest," "St. Philomena," FRiGG
"Catalog of Dreams," Natural Bridge
AWP, Tuesday Funk, Essay Fiesta, Story Club, That's All She Wrote, Women and Children First, Atlantic Center for the Arts, Loose Chicks, Annoyance Theater
MA English Northeastern University
BA English, The University of Iowa