Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Faculty and Staff


Kathleen Dusenbery

Instructional Assistant Professor

Office Address: STV 421 F
Office Phone: (309) 438-7086
Office Hours: F 9:30-12:30
Email: Contact Kathleen Dusenbery (kedusen)
Website: Visit Kathleen Dusenbery’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Teaching Interests:
Creative writing metaphor in language and literature cognitive poetics and prototype theory
Research Interests:
Fractal art theory
metaphor and cognitive poetics
metaphor in rhetoric of 19th century slum reform
writing slang in literature
Stephen Crane
Oscar Wilde
Baudelaire Jean Rhys
B.A. in English, University of Nevada Las Vegas 1998
M.S. in English, Illinois State University, 2003
Current Ph.D candidate English Studies, Illinois State University
Selected Publications:
MY Baudelaire, On the Nature of Being Alone, and Sleep Deprivation Imagery. in Sub-Lit 2:1 (2008). 

Forthcoming Fall 2008. "Maggie: A Girl of the Streets" in Conclave: A Journal of Character. (Inaugural issue, 2008).

Presented "Classroom as Blended Space: Using Cognitive Poetics in Introductory Creative Writing."  Associated Writing Programs' Pedagogy Forum, New York City, 2008.

“Stretching the Boundaries of Words: Fractal Art Theory and the Writing of Poetry.” The International Journal of the Arts in Society (2:1): 57-64.

Oviedo, Gonzalo Fernandez de. Writing from the Edge of the World: The Memoirs of  Darién, 1514 1527. Translated by Glen Dille. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama P, 2006. (Copyediting credit, Acknowledgements, xv).

"The House." The Spoon River Poetry Review 31.2 (2006): 126-7.

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