Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Faculty and Staff


Robert McLaughlin


Office Address: STV 333 C
Office Phone: (309) 438-7997
Office Hours: TR 3:30-4, W 3-4
Email: Contact Robert McLaughlin (rmclaugh)
Website: Visit Robert McLaughlin’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Course NumberSectionCourse NameTimeRoom NumberCourse Links
ENG236.01American Literature, 1945 to the Present T R 11:00 - 12:15STV 0346
ENG286.01Prose T R 12:35 - 13:50STV 0346
ENG287.01Independent Study   
Teaching Interests:
Contemporary Fiction
Narrative Theory
Research Interests:
Postmodern Fiction
Thomas Pynchon
World War II films
American Musical Theater
Ph.D. English, Fordham University, 1987
M.A. English, Fordham University, 1983
B.A. English, Fordham University, 1979
Selected Publications:

and Sally E. Parry. We’ll Always Have the Movies: American Cinema During World War II. Lexington, KY: U P of Kentucky, 2006.

“Anthologizing Contemporary Literature.” On Anthologies: Politics and Pedagogy. Ed. Jeffrey R. Dileo. Lincoln NE: U of Nebraska P, 2004, 141-54.

“Post-Postmodern Discontent: Contemporary Fiction and the Social World.” symploke 12.1-2(2004):53-8.

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