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Our Literature Faculty

“The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation.”
-  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Faculty (A-I)

Marjorie Allison.Marjorie Allison, Associate Professor

Phone: (309) 298-1140
Email: mc-allison@wiu.edu
Office: 326 Simpkins Hall

Research/Interest:

  • Life on the Margins
  • Post-Colonial Literature
  • Ethnic Literature
  • British Literature 

David Banash. David Banash, Professor

Phone: (309) 298-2464
Email: d-banash@wiu.edu
Office: 217 Simpkins Hall:

Website: http://faculty.wiu.edu/D-Banash/

Research/Interest:

  • Contemporary Literature
  • Popular Culture
  • Collage 

Merrill Cole. Merrill Cole, Associate Professor

Phone: ( 309) 298-1410
Email: m-cole@wiu.edu
Office: 109 Simpkins Hall

Website: http://faculty.wiu.edu/M-Cole/

Research/Interest:

  • Poetry
  • Modernism
  • Queer Studies
  • Creative Writing  

Everett Hamner. Everett Hamner, Assistant Professor

Phone: (309) 762-9481
Email: e-hamner@wiu.edu
Office: 212 WIU Quad Cities

Research/Interest:

  • 20th & 21st Century American Literature & Film
  • Science & Technology
  • Religion & Ethics 

 

Timothy Helwig. Timothy Helwig, Assistant Professor

Phone: (309) 298-1213
Email: tw-helwig@wiu.edu
Office: 010 Simpkins Hall

Research/Interest:

  • 19th-Century American Literature
  • Popular Print Culture 

 

Chris Iwanicki, Associate Professor

Phone: (309) 298-3169
Email: c-iwanicki@wiu.edu
Office: 219 Simpkins Hall

Research/Interest:

  • Literary & Rhetorical Theory
  • 20th-Century British Literature, Especially the Novel

Faculty (M-Z)

Daniel S. Malachuk.Daniel S. Malachuk, Associate Professor

Phone: (309) 762-9481
Email: DS-Malachuk@wiu.edu
Office: 287 WIU Quad Cities

Research/Interest:

  • 19th-Century Literature
  • Political Theory
  • The Environment

Christopher Morrow.Christopher Morrow, Assistant Professor

Phone: (309) 298-1633
Email: cl-morrow@wiu.edu
Office: 022 Simpkins Hall

Research/Interest:

  • Shakespeare
  • Early Modern Drama
  • Nationalism
  • Print Culture


Mark Mossman, Chair.Mark Mossman, Professor, Chair

Phone: (309) 298-2812
Email: ma-mossman@wiu.edu
Office: 124 Simpkins Hall

Research/Interest:

  • 19th-Century British Literature
  • Disability Studies
  • Irish Studies

Shazia Rahman.Shazia Rahman, Professor

Phone: (309) 298-1112
Email: s-rahman@wiu.edu
Office: 224 Simpkins Hall

http://wiu.academia.edu/ShaziaRahman

Research/Interest:

  • Postcolonial Theory
  • South Asian Literature
  • Ecocriticism 

Margaret Sinex.Margaret Sinex, Professor

Phone: (309) 298-1424
Email: ma-sinex@wiu.edu
Office: 226A Simpkins Hall

Research/Interest:

  • History of the English Language
  • Mythology

 

Patricia Young.Patricia Young, Professor

Phone:  (309) 298-1482
Email: p-young1@wiu.edu
Office: 016 Simpkins Hall

Research/Interest:

  • United States Literature
  • African American Literature
  • Drama