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Mossman Named Chair of WIU Department of English and Journalism

October 29, 2010

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MACOMB, IL - - Mark Mossman, a professor of English at Western Illinois University, has been named chair of Western's Department of English and Journalism, effective Oct. 1, according to Susan Martinelli-Fernandez, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Mossman received his Ph.D. from Saint Louis University in 1998. He joined the faculty at WIU in August 2001 after two years at Bethany College in West Virginia. At Western, Mossman has served on numerous department-, College-, and University-level committees, and has recently conducted research for the College of Arts and Sciences regarding graduate student recruitment and program development. Most recently, Mossman served as the director of graduate studies in English from 2006-2009 and as chair of the University Graduate Council during the 2008-2009 academic year.

Mossman has published essays in such journals as College English, Nineteenth Century Feminisms, Postmodern Culture, Post Identity, European Romantic Review, and Victorian Literature and Culture. His book, "Disability, Representation and the Body in Irish Writing: 1800-1922," which investigates how a disability framework can be read into 19th Century Irish cultural practice, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in September 2009.

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