Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Faculty and Staff


Jeff Rients

English 101 Coordinator
Doctoral Student
British Literature

Office Address: STV 414A
Office Phone: 309-438-2952
Office Hours: Monday 12:15-1pm
Friday 9-11am
or by appointment
Email: Contact Jeff Rients (jdrient)
Website: Visit Jeff Rients’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Course NumberSectionCourse NameTimeRoom NumberCourse Links
ENG110.02English Literature and Its Contexts M W 11:00 - 12:15STV 0308
Teaching Interests:
British Literature, Writing
Research Interests:
authorship and authenticity, literary hoaxes, claims of poetic inspiration, constructing and contesting the Canon
Master's, English Studies, ISU
Bachelor's, English, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
Selected Publications:
"CHATting in the Workplace" with M. Irene Taylor, GWRJ 4.2 (2014)
"The Elf That Is You: The Failure of the Character Sheet in Dungeons & Dragons," GWRJ 4.2 (2014)
The Miscellaneum of Cinder (2009)
"Welcome to Slimy Lake" in Fight On! no. 9 (2009)
Under Xylarthen's Tower (2008)

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