Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Faculty and Staff


Amy E. Robillard

Associate Professor

Office Address: STV 345
Office Phone: (309) 438-7970
Office Hours: W 1-3 and by appt.
Email: Contact Amy E. Robillard (aerobil)
Website: Visit Amy E. Robillard’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Course NumberSectionCourse NameTimeRoom NumberCourse Links
ENG100.04Introduction to English Studies T R 09:35 - 10:50STV 0347
ENG246.02Advanced Composition T R 12:35 - 13:50STV 0250
ENG246.03Advanced Composition T R 14:00 - 15:15STV 0250
Teaching Interests:
Composition theory, rhetorical theory, life writing and autobiography, the personal essay
Research Interests:
Composition theory, rhetorical theory, authorship studies, life writing and autobiography, creative non-fiction, academic writing, class studies, animal studies.
Ph.D. Composition and Cultural Rhetoric, Syracuse University 2004

M.A. English with Composition emphasis University of Massachusetts Boston 1999

B.A. English with writing concentration, magna cum laude, Clark University 1994
Selected Publications:

Robillard, Amy E. "On Narrative Collapse: Dementia, Depression, and the Significance of Narrative Resources." Survive and Thrive: A Journal for Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine 1.1 (2014). Available at

Robillard, Amy E., and John W. Presley. "Plagiarism, Academic Mobbing, and the Manufacture of Scandal." JAC 33.1-2 (2013): 233-269.

Robillard, Amy E. "Vulnerability, Precariousness, and the Paradox of the 9/11 Imposter." JAC 33.1-2 (2013): 41-64.

Fortune, Ron, and Amy E. Robillard. "Life Writing at Cross Purposes: Documentary Forgery and the Reconstruction of Identity." Life Writing 10.1 (2012).

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