Department of English at Illinois State University

English Department Faculty and Staff


Jane L. Carman

Interim Codirector, Publications Unit

Office Address: WHA 103
Office Phone: (309) 438-3026
Office Hours: Tuesdays 9:00-10:00
Wednesdays 8:30-9:30 & 2:00-3:00
and by appointment
Email: Contact Jane Carman (jlcarma)
Website: Visit Jane Carman’s Website
Teaching Schedule:
Course NumberSectionCourse NameTimeRoom NumberCourse Links
ENG254.02Introduction to Professional Publishing W 17:30 - 20:20WHA 0103
ENG400.05Independent Study   
Teaching Interests:
  • Creative Writing/Innovative Writing
  • Hybrid Writing 
  • Publishing Studies           
  • Genre(less) Studies
  • Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Contemporary Experimental Literature
  • Contemporary American Literature
  • Gender in Literature
  • Composition
Research Interests:
  • Contemporary innovative American literature
  • Multi-genre and blurred-genre texts
  • The future of literature
  • Creative writing/innovative writing pedagogy
  • Publishers’ influences on reading, writing, and creativity
  • Classroom community, collaborative learning, motivation, and student success
  • Gender in literature and publishing
  • Class/status and creativity
  • Intersections between the pedagogies of composition/rhetoric and creative writing
  • Culture and the production of literature
  • Writing groups/community writing service

PhD, English Studies, Illinois State University

MS, English Studies, Creative Writing, Illinois State University

BA, English/Creative Writing, Western Illinois University

Selected Publications:

"Binder Stories." Palooka. Forthcoming.

"A review of Get Out of My Crotch; Paradise, Indiana; and door of thin skins." American Book Review. Forthcoming.

“CC Shaboom.” Dirty, Dirty. Jaded Ibis Press, 2013.

“Dog Stories.” 580 Split, forthcoming, Issue 14.

“Sex Stories.” Mixed Fruit, October 2011.

“Bertoli Roosterus Butterfly,” Cormac McCarthy’s Dead Typewriter. September 2011.

“Baby Stories.” Fiction Weekly, March 11, 2011.

“Becoming With, Becoming Wordly: A Review of Donna Haraway’s When Species MeetJAC 30: 3&4, 2010.

“Baby Stories.” Devil’s Lake. Winter 2010.

“Crow.” elimae, 2008.

“Place.” Santa Clara Review: Fall/Winter 2008.

“Lore” and “L.Ode.” Euphemism, Spring 2011 (6:2). April 2011.

“Re:” Carl Sandburg Days, Award Winning Poems 2011. April 2011.

“What is It Good For?” Carl Sandburg Days, Award Winning Poems 2010. April 2010.

“Predator.” Carl Sandburg Days, Award Winning Poems 2009. April 2009.

“The Fan.” Poetry Motel. September, 2007.

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