Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Faculty and Staff

Joan Crooks


Office Address: STV 413 U
Office Phone: (309) 438-3732
Office Hours: TR 8:30-9:15 &
W 1:15-2:00
Email: Contact Joan Crooks (jecrook)
Website: Visit Joan Crooks’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Teaching Interests:
Composition (Comp I, Comp II, & Advanced Composition ), Creative Writing, Related Arts
Research Interests:
Watching, thinking about, writing about film art, Creative Writing--prose/poetry, Psychology--interpersonal relating, Music--classical, rhythm & blues, popular, Nature of Consciousness, Literature of Environmental Concern
M.S. Writing, Illinois State University,1988
M.S. Music Education, Eastern Illinois University, 1973
B.S. Music Education, Eastern Illinois University, 1969
Selected Publications:

"Revelation" Margin: Exploring Modern Magical Realism. Spec. issue of Season of Spirit (December 2005).

“Catastrophe.” Heartlands: A Magazine of Midwest Life and Art 1.1 (fall 2003): 23.

“Interlude.” Combine 1.1 (spring 1998): 2.

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