The Department of English is actively engaged in ongoing research.


Michelle Devereaux and Chris Palmer, Teaching Language Variation in the Classroom, (Routledge, 2019)

Tony Grooms, In Vain Conversation, (University of South Carolina Press, 2018)

Jennifer Dail, Towards a More Visual Literacy: Shifting the Paradigm with Digital Tools and Young Adult Literature, (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2018)

Andy Plattner, Dixie Luck: Stories and the novella Terminal, (Mercer 2018).

Ashley Shelden, Unmaking Love: The Contemporary Novel and the Impossibility of Union (Columbia University Press, 2017)

Articles and Creative Activity

Jenny Sadre-Orafai.  "Geminis," NELLE (University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2019)

Beth Giddens et al. “Sustainability Education and Organizational Change: A Critical Case Study of Barriers and Change Drivers at a Higher Education Institution.” Sustainability 2019, 11, no.2: 501.

Clarice Moran. “5 Reasons Why Virtual Reality Belongs in Every Classroom.” Corvin Books, 2019.

Khalil Elayan, “Sana’a Sunrise.” A Gathering of the Tribes, 2019.

Kristin Rajan, “Hibernation.” Vitamin ZZZ, Winter 2019.

Jennifer Dail. “Leading Students to Exit through the Gift Shop: Reading Banksy’s Public Art through Documentary Film and Director’s Cuts.” Literacy Engagement through Peritextual Analysis, ALA and NCTE, 2019.

David Johnson. (2018). Easy Preparation for Online Courses: Why Professors as Educators Should be Anxious About Becoming Non-Essential. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning.

Katarina Gephardt. “Productive Uses of Nostalgia in Contemporary Slovak Fiction: Veronika Sikulová’s and Maroš Krajňak’s Experiments with Generational Memory.” Canadian Slavonic Papers (2018).

Beth Giddens. “Living ‘On Own Account’.” Smokies Life Magazine (2018).

Chris Martin, “God.” New Southerner, 2018.

Kristin Rajan, “What We Find Along The Way.” Surprised by Joy, 2018.

Anne Richards. “The World Parliament of Religions, the Swami, and the Evangelist: Contextualizing Late 19th-Century American Responses to Hinduism.” Journal of Global Initiatives (2018).

Kristin Rajan. “Identity in Katherine Mansfield’s ‘Miss Brill’ and Virginia Woolf’s Orlando: A Biography.” Katherine Mansfield Society, 2018.

Leah Benedict. "Impotence Made Public: Reading Sex on the Stage and in the Courtroom," ELH , vol. 85, no. 2 (Summer 2018): 441-469.

David Johnson. (2018). A Linguistic Analysis of the Word Pain in the Age of American Secularism. Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion. 14 (9).

Jeanne Bohannon. “Google, Baidu, the Library, and ACRL Framework: Assessing Information-Seeking Behaviors of First-Year Multilingual Writers Through Research-Aloud Protocols.” Purdue Information Literacy Handbook, First-year Writing, Purdue University Press, 2018.