For more information regarding our programs, please feel free to contact us.
Lech Walesa Hall, Room 2010
(773) 442-5810

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

(773) 442-5810
Timothy Barnett
Timothy
P
Barnett
Advisor Graduate Program-Composition
English
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Composition history and pedagogy, critical literacy, LGBTQ literature and theory
Courses Taught
ENGL 101 Writing I
ENGL 102 Writing II
ENGL 200 Writing in Context
ENGL 202 World of Drama
ENGL 203 World of Fiction
ENGL 210 WIP: Methods for English Majors
ENGL 335 Written Communication for Business
ENGL 375 The Essentials of Tutoring Writing
ENGL 376 Advanced Composition
ENGL 377 Argumentative Prose
ENGL 433 Seminar in Composition Theory
ENGL 434 Seminar in Basic Writing
WGS 210 Into to LGBTQ Studies
WGS 360 Queer Theory
Research Interests
History of Composition, Composition Pedagogy, Critical Literacy, LGBTQ Literature, Feminist and Queer Studies
Education

PhD, MA  English, The Ohio State University, 1997
BA    English, University of Connecticut, 1986

Selected Publications

“’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.

Background

Native of Stamford, CT. Father of one son, Tyler Steinkamp.

Office Hours
Summer 2017 University Without Walls B 147
Main Campus
Marcia Buell
Marcia
Z
Buell
English
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Writing Studies and Rhetoric, Developmental Writing, English as a Second Language
Courses Taught
ENGL 101 Writing I
ENGL 102 Writing II
ENGL 309 Reading and Writing in a Changing Digital Economy
ENGL 376 Advanced Composition
ENGL 427 Pedagogies of College Level Writing
ENGL 434 Seminar in Basic Writing
ENGL 435 Assissment of Writing
ENGL 437 Computers and English Studies
Research Interests
Developmental Writers and Identity; Writing in Graduate College; Disability Studies and Medical Rhetorics, Multimodality and Writing
Education

PhD  English/Writing Studies, University of Illinois
MA   TESL/Linguistics, Ohio University
BA    Antioch College

 

Selected Publications

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.

Office Hours
July - August TBA
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
Vicki Byard
Vicki
Byard
Coordinator, First-Year Writing Program
English
Women's and Gender Studies
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught
ENGL 101 Writing I
ENGL 102 Writing II
Research Interests
TBA
Education

TBA

Office Hours
Spring 2017: Tues/Thurs 12:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.; Thurs 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. outside BBH 124
Main Campus
Evan Cantor
Evan
Cantor
English
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
English, Composition, Literature, Cinema Studies
Courses Taught
ENGL 101 Writing I
ENGL 102 Writing II
ENGL 202 World of Drama
ENGL 203 World of Fiction
SCED 305 Student Teaching Supervisor
Research Interests
Cinema
Education

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
 

 

 

Office Hours
May-June Tues. 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Thurs 9:25 - 9:55 p.m.
Main Campus
Olivia Cronk
Olivia
E
Cronk
English
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
College writing, contemporary poetry, creative writing constraints
Courses Taught
ENGL 101 Writing I
ENGL 102 Writing II
ENGL 235 Introduction to Creative Writing
ENGL 374A Hybrid Form Writing
ENGL 384/385 Creative Writing: Poetry I & II
ENGL 389 Contemporary Poetry
ENGL 397 Summer Creative Writing Institute
Research Interests
Contemporary poetry, hybrid forms, hybrid pedagogies, constraint- and game-based writing modes
Education

MFA, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Office Hours
Summer 2017 No Office Hours
Main Campus
Larry O. Dean
Larry
O
Dean
English
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Creative Writing, Poetry, Literature
Courses Taught
ENGL 101 Writing I
ENGL 102 Writing II
ENGL 201 World of Poetry
ENGL 202 World of Drama
ENGL 203 World of Fiction
ENGL 235 Introduction to Creative Writing
ENGL 359 Independent Study in English
ENGL 384/385 Creative Writing: Poetry I & II
ENGL 397 Summer Creative Writing Institute
Research Interests
Contemporary American Poetry, Hard-boiled Literature, Working Class Literature, Satire, Popular Culture
Education

MFA  Murray State University
BGS   University of Michigan

Selected Publications

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)

Selected Performances

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

Office Hours
June 30 - July 14 Daily 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. by appt.
Main Campus
Michael Davros
Michael
Davros
English
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
American literature, including African American and ethnic American
Courses Taught
ENGL 101 Writing I
ENGL 102 Writing II
ENGL 109 FYE: Chicago's Literary Diversity: Reading Chicago's Neighborhoods
ENGL 201 World of Poetry
ENGL 202 World of Drama
ENGL 203 World of Fiction
ZHON 192 Introduction to the Humanities: Race and Ethnicity
ZHON 192 Introduction to the Humanities: Combat Literature
Honors Colloquium: Classical Culture, Study Tour in Greece
Honors Colloquium: Greek American Literature (Byzantium v the Caliphate), Study Tour in Greece
Research Interests
Greek American literature, African American literature, Combat literature
Education

PhD   University of Illinois at Chicago
MAH  Louisiana State University
BA       Tulane University

Selected Publications

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.

Office Hours
Summer 2017 No Office Hours
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
John Doyle
John
Doyle
English Language Program
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught
ENGL 101 Writing I
ENGL 102 Writing II
ENGL 335 Written Communication for Business
Research Interests
Composition and business writing
Education

MA  University  of Illinois at Chicago

Office Hours
Fall 2016 Tues/Thurs 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Main Campus
Chielozona Eze
Chielozona
Eze
English
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught
ENGL 201 World of Poetry
ENGL 222 English Literature, 1750-Present
ENGL 203 World of Fiction
ENGL 334 Biblical Backgrounds English & American Literature
ENGL 345 Practical Criticism
ENGL 383/483 Post Colonial African Literature
ENGL 480 Ethnic Literatures
ENGL 488 Africana Literature
ENGL 381 African-American Literature
Also Literary and Cultural Theories,Postcolonial Literature, Global Literature
Research Interests
Narrative theory, Globalization and Cultures, Feminism in Global Contexts
Education

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

Selected Publications

Books

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.

Articles

"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.

Creative Works

The Trial of Mugabe (Novella) Chicago, Okri Books, 2009.

Survival Kit (Poems) New York:  Akachic Books, 2016.

Office Hours
Summer 2017 No Office Hours
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
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Emily
Garcia
PhD
Latina/o & Latin American Studies Coordinator and Program Advisor
English
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught
ENGL 203 World of Fiction
ENGL 210 WIP: Methods for English Majors
ENGL 218 American Literature: Beginnings to 1865
ENGL 219 American Literature: 1865 to Present
ENGL 345 Practical Criticism
ENGL 361 Development of the American Novel
ENGL 362 US Fiction: Traditions and Counter-Traditions
ENGL 369 US Latina/o Literature and Culture
ENGL 380 Multicultural Literature in America
ENGL 471 Studies in the American Novel
ENGL 479 US Latina/o Literature
LLAS 201 WIP: Culture and History of US Latinos
WGS 360 Queer Theory
WLC 414 US Latina/o Literatures
ZHON 192 Introduction to the Humanities
Research Interests
Latina/o Studies, Early American Literature, Gender Studies, Critical Ethnic Studies, Translation, Early National Literatures, The Novel
Education

PhD  University of Florida

Selected Publications

“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.

Office Hours
On Leave 2016-2017
Main Campus
Amanda Goldblatt
Amanda
Goldblatt
English
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, The Personal Essay, Contemporary Literature
Courses Taught
ENGL 235 Introduction to Creative Writing
ENGL 240A Elements of Style for Creative Writers
ENGL 386/387 Creative Writing: Fiction I & II
Research Interests
Short Fiction, The Personal Essay, FIrst-Person/Voice-Governed Narrative, The Novel, Experimental Pedagogy
Education

MFA  Fiction Writing, Washington University

Selected Publications

"Softly, Whispery, Feathery," Fanzine
"The Era of Good Feelings," The Southern Review (audio sample)
"Person-Character," Hobart
"Paris," The Collagist
Catalpa: This is Not True, chapbook, The Cupboard Pamphlet

 

Office Hours
Summer 2017 No Office Hours
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
Terry Graf
Terrence
G
Graf
English
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught
ELP 099 Developmental Writing
ENGL 101 Writing I
ENGL 102 Writing II
ENGL 203 World of Fiction
Research Interests
Faulkner and Hawthorne
Education

MA  English, Northeastern Illinois University, 1987
BA   Filmaking, Columbia College, 1981
Oakton Community College

Selected Publications

Textbook: I Can Do That, Bedford/Custom Textbook

Office Hours
July-August
Main Campus
Bradley Greenburg
Bradley
Greenburg
English
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Shakespeare, Renaissance Drama, Film, Creative Writing
Courses Taught
ENGL 221 British Literature: Beginnings to 1750
ENGL 330 Shakespeare Comedies and Romances
ENGL 331 Shakespeare Tragedies
ENGL 364 Reading Film
ENGL 345 Practical Criticism
ENGL 365 Caribbean Literature
ENGL 418 Studies in Shakespeare
ENGL 420 Teaching Shakespeare
ENGL 421 The Metaphysical Poets
ENGL 441 Seminar in 16th Century Literature
ENGL 469 Seminar in Southern Literature
Research Interests
Shakespeare; British literature, 16th and 17th centuries; British historiography; twentieth-century poetry; Literary and critical theory; psychoanalytic theory; Modernist poetics
Education

PhD  English, State University of New York, Buffalo, 2001
MA    Political Philosophy, University of Georgia, 1991
BA     Political Science, Purdue University, 1988

Selected Publications

Books

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.

Articles/Book Chapters

“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.

Book Reviews

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.

Short Fiction

“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).

Poetry

“Cauthard.” Beloit Poetry Journal, Summer 2004 (Vol. 54 #4), 35-45.   
Nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Office Hours
May-June 2017 Mon/Wed 4:00-6:00 p.m. and by appt.
Main Campus
Julie Kim
Julie
H
Kim
English
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Early Modern British Literature, Detective Fiction, 20th Century American and British Literature
Courses Taught
ENGL 219 American Literature,1865-Present
ENGL 221 English Literature, Beginnings-1750
ENGL 222 English Literature, 1750-Present
ENGL 323 Shaw and Modern British Drama
ENGL 329 Milton
ENGL 330 Shakespeare Comedies and Romances
ENGL 331 Shakespeare Tragedies
ENGL 360 Detective Fiction
ENGL 379 20th Century Fiction II, 1945-Present
ENGL 422 Graduate Seminar on Milton
ENGL 428 The English Novel
Research Interests
Early Modern British Literature (especially Milton), Detective Fiction
Education

PhD  University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), 1995
MA   University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), 1989
BA    University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), 1988

Selected Publications

Edited Books:

Class and Culture in Crime Fiction: Essays on Works in English Since the 1970s (Editor), 2014 

Murdering Miss Marple: Essays on Gender and Sexuality in the New Golden Age of Women’s Crime Fiction (Editor), 2012   

Race and Religion in the Postcolonial British Detective Story (Editor), 2005     

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.

Office Hours
Summer 2017 No Office Hours
Main Campus
Tim Libretti
Timothy
R
Libretti
Acting Associate Dean
English
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught
ENGL 101 Writing I
ENGL 203 World of Fiction
ENGL 218 American Literature: Beginnings -1865
ENGL 219 American Literature: 1865-Present
ENGL 345 Practical Criticism
ENGL 357 Land, Labor, and Literature
ENGL 369 American Realism
ENGL 371 Studies in Women's Literature
ENGL 381 African-American Literature
ENGL 382 Chicana/o Literature
ENGL 410 Literary Method and Practice
ENGL 430 Studies in Literary Criticism
ENGL 448D Hawthorne and Melville
ENGL 449M Studies in the American Novel
ENGL 449N Ethnic Literatures
ENGL 468 US Literary Modernism and Its Other
WGS 301E The Radical Feminist Imagination
Research Interests
US Literature, Working-Class Literature, Multi-Ethnic Literature, Marxism
Education

PhD  English, University of Michigan, 1995
MA   English, University of Michigan, 1991
BA    English summa cum laude, Cornell University, 1989

 

Selected Publications

Books
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.
 

Office Hours
Summer 2016
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
Brian Ogrodowski
Brian
R
Ogrodowski
English
College of Arts and Sciences
Courses Taught
ENGL 101 Writing I
ENGL 102 Writing II
ENGL 201 World of Poetry
ENGL 203 World of Fiction
Research Interests
As an instructor, my full responsibility is teaching, but that requires active interest and continuing academic work in the field. Recent areas I’ve worked on are creation of theater and poetry introduction courses, developing competence in practical online pedagogy. In the past, I’ve had the chance to study 18th century Lyceum culture of the American Northeast, and have taken seminars on neurology and education and the history of Chicago.
Education

MA    English Literature, Northeastern Illinois University
BAH  Loyola University of Chicago

Office Hours
July-August 2017
Main Campus
Kristen L Over
Kristen
L
Over
English
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Comparative literature, medieval British literature, medieval Welsh literature, French and Welsh romance, Arthurian literature, poststructural theory, postcolonial theory, feminist theory, gender and sexuality studies
Courses Taught
ENGL 210 WIP:Methods for English Majors
ENGL 221 English Literature: Beginnings to c. 1750
ENGL 307 Medieval Studies: Arthurian Tradition
ENGL 308 English Literature from Beowulf to Malory
ENGL 314 Chaucer and His Age
ENGL 345 Practical Criticism
ENGL 371 Studies in Women's Literature
ENGL 410 Literary Method and Practice
ENGL 430 Studies in Literary Criticism
ENGL 495 Rethinking Race and Gender
WGS 201 WIP: Feminist Ideas
ZHON 192 Honors Introduction to the Humanities
Research Interests
Race and gender, medieval sexualities, epistemologies of ignorance, indigenous American women’s writing, philosophies of identity and freedom, politics of nation and identity
Education

PhD Comparative Literature, University of California, Los Angeles
BA Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

Selected Publications

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.

Office Hours
May-June Tues/Thurs 4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Main Campus
Ryan Poll
Ryan
Poll
Graduate Coordinator
English
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
U.S. literature and culture, critical theory, popular culture and cultural studies.
Courses Taught
ENGL 316 Forms of Poetry
ENGL 356 The Graphic Novel
ENGL 374/476 Oil Fictions: Reading Along the Transnational Pipelines
ENGL 410 Literary Methods and Practice
ENGL 480 Ethnic Literatures
Also: Cultural Studies: Theory, History, and Practice; Global Ecologies and Transnational Ecofiction
Research Interests
Narratives and cultures of globalization; cultural geographies and ecologies; energy cultures; working-class narratives; media studies; poetic forms
Education

Ph.D.  English with Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory, University of California, Davis, 2009

Selected Publications

-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)

Office Hours
Summer 2017 Tues 12:00 - 2:00 p.m., Wed 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., Thurs 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Main Campus
Acting Chair, Timothy H. Scherman
Timothy
H
Scherman
Acting Chair, English Department, Audrey Reynolds Distinguished Professor
English
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
American Literature and Culture; Literary Theory and Criticism, Material Culture
Courses Taught
ENGL 210: Literary Methods and Practice (WIP) ENGL 218: Survey of American Literature, Beginnings to 1865 ENGL 219: Survey of American Literature: 1865 to present ENGL 345: Practical Criticism ENGL 368: American Realism
ENGL 372: American Women Writers of the Nineteenth Century ENGL 378: Twentieth Century Fiction I ENGL 410: Literary Methods and Practice ENGL 430: Seminar on Literary Criticism and Theory ENGL 484: Seminar on US Literature After the Cold
Research Interests
US Literature and Culture; History of Authorship and Publishing; Women Writers of the 19th Century, Material Culture
Education

Ph.D. (American Literature) Duke University

Office Hours
Summer 2018 10-2 Always available by email
Main Campus
Christopher L Schroeder
Christopher
L
Schroeder
English
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
political economies of literacies, literacy philosophies and language policies, histories of literatures and literacies
Courses Taught
Alternative Literacies, English Studies and Technology, Literacies and Political Economies, Literatures and Litearcies in a Flat World, Seminar in Composition Theory, Stylistics, Writing Across the Curriculum, and Writing Assessment: Theory and Practice
Advanced Composition, American Literature: Beginnings to 1865, American Literature: 1865 to the Present, Argumentative Prose, Ethnolinguistic Chicago (FYE), Introduction to Literatures and Literacies in a Flat World, Literatures and Literacies
The World of Drama, The World of Fiction, Writing I, and Writing II
Research Interests
political economies of literacies
Education

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)

Selected Publications

Books
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.

Office Hours
Summer 2017 No Office Hours
Main Campus
Christine Simokaitis
Christine
Simokaitis
English
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
Creative writing, college writing, contemporary fiction, creative nonfiction
Courses Taught
ENGL 101 Writing I
ENGL 109E FYE: Your Chicago: Write On!
ENGL 203 The World of Fiction
ENGL 235 Introduction to Creative Writing
ENGL 395 Craft of the Short Story
ENGL 397 Summer Creative Writing Institute
Research Interests
Contemporary fiction, flash fiction, creative nonfiction, hybrid forms, women's literature
Education

MFA  Goddard College
 

Selected Publications

"Weaning," Are We Feeling Better Yet? Women Speak About Healthcare in America? Penultimate Press Inc.
"(A)Vocation," matchbook
"Bedazzled,"  Paper Darts
"The Beginning of the End," "A Rest," "Cardiac Arrest," "St. Philomena," FRiGG
"Catalog of Dreams," Natural Bridge
 

Selected Performances

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

Office Hours
June 30-July 14 Daily 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Main Campus
Brian White
Brian
D
White
English
College of Arts and Sciences
Expertise
My focus at Northeastern Illinois has been in freshman composition and research writing although previous to that time, my focus was on ESL when I was teaching for The City Colleges of Chicago. In that capacity I researched many different patterns of learning and language development of non-native speakers of English. I also continue to develop and hone my craft as a writer of short fiction. In regards to literature my focus has been on 20th century American writers although I have a broad interest of literature from British 19th century romantic poets to modern European writers such as Franz Kafka to Latin American writers such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez. In all my areas of concentration as an instructor I look to engage and challenge students to think for themselves and connect what they read and write for my classes to their own lives and the world at large in which they seek to establish their profession (or conquer).
Courses Taught
ENGL 101 Writing I
ENGL 102 Writing II
ENGL 203 World of Fiction
ENGL 205 Literature and Literacies
Research Interests
Language and learning development of non-native speakers of English
Education

MA  English  Northeastern University
BA   English, The University of Iowa

 

Office Hours
May-June 2017 Tues/Thurs 11:25 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
Main Campus