Research

The research interests of our tenure-line faculty span the many specializations within English studies and technical communication.

Trent Brown: Cultural history and literature of the twentieth-century United States, with special attention to race and gender in the recent South

Eric Bryan: Scandinavian folklore, medieval language and literature, medieval Scandinavian and Germanic conversion narratives, and pragmatic linguistic analyses of medieval texts

Anne Cotterill: Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century British literature and culture, William Shakespeare, John Milton, John Dryden, early modern women writers, early modern northern explorations and science writing, cornucopian writing, and the miscellany

K.C. Dolan: Nineteenth-Century U.S. literature, food studies, global studies, and environmental criticism

Kate Drowne: American literature, especially 1920s literature and contemporary American literature, and science writing

Sarah Hercula: Language variation, language ideologies, English grammar, translingualism, linguistics pedagogy, English as a second language, and second language writing

Ed Malone: History of technical communication, history of rhetoric, technical editing, and international technical communication

Kathy Northcut: Rhetoric of science, visual theory, and technical communication pedagogy

Dan Reardon: Composition pedagogy, writing program administration, popular culture, science fiction and fantasy literature, and game studies

Kris Swenson: Victorian literature, Caribbean literature, and women’s cultural history

David Wright: Technology diffusion, communication networks, and rhetoric of science