Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Faculty and Staff

Nancy McKinney

Assistant Director, Writing Program;

Coordinator, Academic Services

Office Address: STV 133 B
Office Phone: (309) 438-3396
Office Hours: M/W 2-2:30, T/F 1-1:30 and R 1-2
Email: Contact Nancy McKinney (nemckin)
Website: Visit Nancy McKinney’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Course NumberSectionCourse NameTimeRoom NumberCourse Links
ENG101.064Composition as Critical Inquiry M W F 12:00 - 12:50STV 0250
Teaching Interests:
First Year Composition

American literature


Research Interests:

Midwestern regional literature

Irish Studies

late 19th to early 20th century American literature

20th century British literature




Graduate work at Southern Illinois University Carbondale 1997-2006

M.A., English, University of Illinois Springfield 1997

B.A., English, University of Illinois Springfield 1995

A.A., Literature, Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield, IL,  1989
Selected Publications:
“Life in Prairie Land: Eliza Farnham’s Transcendentalist Text” Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism Volume 224 Ed. Kathy D. Darrow. Gale. 2010. (Reprint).

“Eliza W. Farnham.” Early American Nature Writers.

Ed. Daniel Patterson. Greenwood, 2007.
“Life in Prairie Land: Eliza Farnham’s Transcendentalist Text.” MidAmerica 25, 1998.
“Eliza Farnham and the Prairie.” Midwestern Miscellany 26, Fall 1998.

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