Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Faculty and Staff


Rodriguez

Susana Rodriguez

Doctoral Student

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Children's and Young Adult Literature; Women's and Gender Studies; Critical and Cultural Theory; Art as Life.

Office Address: STV 424 C
Office Phone: (309) 438-2075
Office Hours: 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. M/W and by appointment.
Email: Contact Susana Rodriguez (srodri2)
Website: Visit Susana Rodriguez’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Teaching Interests:
  • Genre studies and CHAT theory in Rhetoric and Composition.
  • Multimodal Composition and Trajectory.
  • Pop Culture and Mass Media Rhetoric.
  • Composition and New Media.
Courses taught:
ENG 145 Writing in the Academic Disciplines
ENG 101 Composition as Critical Inquiry
Research Interests:
  • Children's and Young Adult Literature, in particular the bildungsroman, patterns of adolescence, and aetonormativity. 
  • Women's and Gender Studies, especially feminist and queer theory, gender, and agency.
  • Critical and Cultural Theory, focusing on theories of cultural sustainability and materialism.
  • Fantasy, science fiction, dystopias, school stories, graphic novels, zombies, epistolary and picaresque novels, cross dressing, liminal spaces, abjection, and children's toys, media, television, and film.
  • Latin American women's art, graffiti and street art, happenings and performance art, installations, assemblages, dada, surrealism, abstract expressionism, photography, Art as Life, and Renaissance and Baroque art.
Education:
M.A., English Studies, Illinois State University
B.A., English Literature, Florida International University
B.A., Art History, Florida International University
Selected Publications:
Forthcoming, fall:  “Boy-Girls and Girl-Beasts: The Gender Paradox in C.S. Lewisʼ Chronicles of Narnia.” Ed. Lance E. Weldy. C. S. Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia Casebook (2012). Print.

Reprinted, “Reading Visual Texts: A Bullet For Your Arsenal.” Ed. Kristi Kohlenberg McDuffie. Grassroots Writing Research Journal, 2 (2012): 95-101. Print.

“Researching, or How I Fell in Love with Post-Its.” Ed. Brooklynn Lehner. Grassroots Writing Research Journal, 1 (2011): 95-103. Print.

“Reading Visual Texts: A Bullet For Your Arsenal.” Ed. Brooklynn Lehner. Illinois State University Writing Research Annual, 1 (2010): 63-68. Print.

“Deadly Fun: Jouissance and Carnival in Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan.” Ed. Erin Frost. Polyglossia, 13.2 (2010): 5-20. Print.

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