Department of English
Adlai E. Stevenson Bldg. 409
Campus Box 4240
Normal, Il 61790-4240
Welcome to the English Department
Publishing and Textual Studies combines theoretical and practical examinations of how texts — print and screen-based, scholarly and creative, technical and artistic, commercial and non-profit, etc. — are authored, edited, produced, published, read, and studied in contemporary and historical contexts.
17th- & 18th-Century Cryptography, Intelligence Networks and Swarms, Postal Systems, and the History of Information.
Genealogical study of poetry, Transgressive/oppositional literatures, Creative writing pedagogy and administration non-profit literary publishing
Improvisation and Black Aesthetics, Memory and Trauma Studies, WOC Feminisms, Digital Technologies and the African Diaspora, 18th and 19th Century African American Literature, Oppositional/Experimental poetics.
Early Modern Drama, Book History, Rare Books, Sammelbande, Digital Humanities, Gender Studies, and Theater History and Performance.
Postmodern Fiction, Thomas Pynchon, World War II popular culture, American Musical Theater
Sinclair Lewis, American Literature between World War I and World War II, World War II films, Adolescent Series Fiction.
19th century British Literature, Romanticism, Food writing and gastronomy, New media studies,Print culture and book history, Gaming and Internet culture.
20th Century American Poetry and Poetics, Creative Writing, Ethics and Ecocriticism, Feminist Poetics.