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
ENG300.04Senior Seminar T R 14:00 - 15:15STV 0132
ENG385.01Life Writing/Narrative in Theory and Practice T R 11:00 - 12:15STV 0221
ENG591.03Practicum (Internship) in College Teaching   
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., and John W. Presley. "Plagiarism, Academic Mobbing, and the Manufacture of Scandal." JAC, forthcoming.

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

Sharp-Hoskins, Kellie, and Amy E. Robillard. "Narrating the 'Good Teacher' in Rhetoric and Composition: Ideology, Affect, Complicity." JAC 32.1-2 (2012): 305-36.


Robillard, Amy E. "Anticipating Nostalgia, Securing Annabelle." JAC 30.3-4 (2010): 785-812.


Robillard, Amy. "Pass It On: Revising the Plagiarism is Theft Metaphor." JAC 29.1-2 (2009): 405-35. Republished in The Best of the Independent Rhetoric and Composition Journals 2010. Ed. Steve Parks, Linda Adler-Kassner, Brian Bailie, and Collette Caton. 132-62.

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