The English Department houses twelve full-time faculty, concentrations in both literature and creative writing, community workshops, a nationally recognized Writers' Series, an MA in English Literature and now an MFA in Creative Writing.

Below you will find scholarly and other professional works of faculty in the English Department.

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Submissions from 2015

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Wordsworth's Lyrical Ballads, 1800, Jason N. Goldsmith

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Winesburg, Indiana: Fork River anthology, Michael Martone and Bryan M. Furuness

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Of Frogs & Rhetoric: The Atrazine Wars, Carol Reeves

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Hamlet Reinvents Himself, William Walsh

Submissions from 2014

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Jeff Rasley, Author and Coach, Tekneshia Day and Jeff Rasley

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Notes on Narrative, Bryan M. Furuness

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Second Coming, Bryan M. Furuness

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Between the Lines speaks with Jeff Rasley, Corine La Font and Jeff Rasley

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My Second Home, Basa Village, Jeff Rasley

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The Phoenix Rises at the University of Chicago, Jeff Rasley

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Life's Issues Cultivate More Meaningful and Authentic Lives, Lloyd Rosen, Jeff Rasley, Dolphin Kasper, and Susan Kasper

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Life Changing Insights with Award Winning Celebrities, Alan Simberg, Jeff Rasley, and Letitia Wright

Submissions from 2013

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World of Writing with Jeff Rasley, Lillian Brummet and Jeff Rasley

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"Always Something of It Remains": Sexual Trauma in Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls, Natalie Carter

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Advice Advice, Bryan M. Furuness

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Ecclesiastes for Writers: A Furunessay in Six Answers, Bryan M. Furuness

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Play from the Heart: Five Notes on Creativity, Bryan M. Furuness

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The Art of Prayer, Bryan M. Furuness

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The First Time I Figured Out What My Novel Was About, Bryan M. Furuness

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What’s the Point? Five Writers Offer Lifelines for Post-MFA Despair, Bryan M. Furuness

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Courtroom and Classroom Across the Curriculum: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Jason N. Goldsmith

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Review of Notorious Facts: Publicity in Romantic England, 1780-1830, Jason N. Goldsmith

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1/23 Guest: Jeff Rasley, Successful Retirement, David Holland and Jeff Rasley

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Meaning through Adventure–Conversation with Jeffrey Rasley, Cloris Kylie and Jeff Rasley

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An Enlightened Partnership, Jeff Rasley

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Paddling the Perilous Paradise, Jeff Rasley

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Pilgrimage to Wounded Knee: An Essay, Jeff Rasley

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Enabling Faculty to Write; a Short Course on Successful Scholarly Publication for Faculty at a Liberal Arts College, Carolyn Richie, David Mason, and Michael Zimmerman

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Unsettling the Bildungsroman: Reading Contemporary Ethnic American Women's Fiction, by Stella Bolaki., Ania Spyra

Submissions from 2012

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Basa Village Project, Lillian Brummet and Jeff Rasley

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Evolution, Bryan M. Furuness

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On Deadlifting, Bryan M. Furuness

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The Lost Episodes of Revie Bryson, Bryan M. Furuness

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Coming in from the Margins: Reappraising and Recentering Katherine Mansfield, Lee Garver

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Review of Nagihan Haliloğlu’s Narrating from the Margins: Self-Representation of Female and Colonial Subjectivities in Jean Rhys’s Novels, Lee Garver

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Re-Drawing the Borders of Vision; or, The Art of Picturesque Travel, Jason N. Goldsmith

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3 Requirements for Meaningful Memoir Writing, Jeff Rasley

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Author Spotlight 64: Jeff Rasley, Jeff Rasley

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Meaningful Memoir Writing, Jeff Rasley

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Memoir Writing from Diary to Publishable Piece, Jeff Rasley

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Memoir Writing with a Purpose, Jeff Rasley

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Pushing Hard: An Excerpt from Bringing Progress to Paradise, Jeff Rasley

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Vocation: What Does it Mean to be Called or Led into a Profession, Career, or Life Project?, Jeff Rasley

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Interview with Monsters of the Midway author Jeff Rasley, Jeff Rasley and John Warner

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Jeff Rasley: Mountains of Meaning, Pam Richards and Jeff Rasley

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Between Theory and Reality: Cosmopolitanism of Nodal Cities in Paweł Huelle’s Castorp, Ania Spyra

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Patrick's Tuesday Night Review with Jeff Rasley, Patrick Walters and Jeff Rasley

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Interview with Jeff Rasley, Kris Wampler and Jeff Rasley

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Jeff Rasley; Trekker, Author, Todd Weaver and Jeff Rasley

Submissions from 2011

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Parable of the Lost Finger, Bryan M. Furuness

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Neither Progressive nor Reactionary: Reassessing the Cultural Politics of The New Age, Lee Garver

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John Clare and the Art of Politics, Jason N. Goldsmith

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Interview with Jeffrey Rasley, Jennifer Hodgson, Steven Hodgson, and Jeff Rasley

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A Change to Violence, Jeff Rasley

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A Resting Place in Nepal, Jeff Rasley

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Interview with Bringing Progress to Paradise Author Jeff Rasley, Jeff Rasley

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Philanthro-Trekking in Basa Village, Nepal, Jeff Rasley

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Visual Rhetoric and the Promotion of Scientific Ideas: The Strange Case of the Prion, Carol Reeves

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Fabulating Romania: review of Filip Florian’s Little Fingers and Alta Ifland’s Elegy for a Fabulous World, Ania Spyra

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Language, Geography, Globalization: Susana Chavez-Silverman’s Rejection of Translation in Killer Crónicas: Bilingual Memories, Ania Spyra

Submissions from 2010

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Kittens in the Oven: Race Relations, Traumatic Memory, and the Search for Identity in Julia Alvarez’s How the García Girls Lost Their Accents, Natalie Carter

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Adios, Ramon Gonzales, Bryan M. Furuness

Bible Bowl, Bryan M. Furuness

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Bryan Furuness is Writing an Essay on Facebook Status Updates, Bryan M. Furuness

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Excerpts From Two Lists, Bryan M. Furuness

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Must Be Nice, Bryan M. Furuness

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"Parable of the Lost Finger" Podcast, Bryan M. Furuness

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Ten Words You May Want to Strike from Your Manuscript if Reading to Middle-Schoolers, Bryan M. Furuness

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The Wonder of Geese, Bryan M. Furuness

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Tempus Fugitive, Bryan M. Furuness, Sarah Layden, Andrew Scott, and Matthew Simmons

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Review of Adrian Bingham’s Family Newspapers?: Sex, Private Life, and the British Popular Press, 1918-1978, Lee Garver

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Review of Fashioning Faces: The Portraitive Mode in British Romanticism, Jason N. Goldsmith

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The Metamorphosis; Or a Phenomenology of Teaching, Jason N. Goldsmith

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How Teachers Need to Deal with the Seen, the Unseen, the Improbable, and the Nearly Imponderable, Marshall W. Gregory

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Five Ways to Pick a Charity, Jeff Rasley

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The Eye of a Whale in Tonga, Jeff Rasley

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Trekking in Basa - Khmujung Nepal, Jeff Rasley

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Western Pilgrimage, Jeff Rasley

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Scientific Consensus, Carol Reeves

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Jean Rhys’s Voyage in the Dark as a Trans-Atlantic Tragic Mulatta Narrative, Ania Spyra

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Self-Indulgence is the American Word for Flair, Ania Spyra

Submissions from 2009

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Man of Steel, Bryan M. Furuness

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On Tubes, by Ted Stevens, Bryan M. Furuness

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Portrait of Lucifer as a Young Man, Bryan M. Furuness

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Celebrity and the Spectacle of Nation, Jason N. Goldsmith

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Ethical Engagements Over Time: Reading and Rereading David Copperfield and Wuthering Heights, Marshall W. Gregory

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Junk-Yard Ride, Marshall W. Gregory

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Hope in the Himalayas: The Strongest Men I Know, Jeff Rasley

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The Man on the Bike Told the Truth: Adventure in Belize, Jeff Rasley

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The Most Litigious People in the World, Jeff Rasley

Submissions from 2008

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Do We Teach Disciplines or Do We Teach Students?—What Difference Does It Make?, Marshall W. Gregory

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Humanities Education Then, Now and Why, Marshall W. Gregory

Submissions from 2007

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Real Teaching and Real Learning vs Narrative Myths About Education, Marshall W. Gregory

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Eugene Jolas’s Multilingual New Occident, Ania Spyra

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Three Romanian Postcards, Ania Spyra

Submissions from 2006

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Hulme Among the Progressives, Lee Garver

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Seafarer Socialism: Pound, The New Age, and Anglo-Medieval Radicalism, Lee Garver

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The Promiscuity of Print: John Clare’s ‘Don Juan’ and the Culture of Romantic Celebrity, Jason N. Goldsmith

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Marooned!, Jeff Rasley

Submissions from 2005

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Love and Mono, Bryan M. Furuness