1. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh
  2. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy
  3. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  4. Virtual Teams in Higher Education by Flammia
  5. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  6. According to the Gospel of Haunted Women
  7. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  8. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  9. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  10. Mud Song by Terry Thaxton
  11. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  12. Lizard Man by David James Poissant
  13. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
  14. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  15. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  16. Drawing on the Victorians, edited by Anna Maria Jones
  17. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  18. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  19. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  20. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
  21. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
  22. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  23. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  24. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel

Faculty and Staff


Trey Philpotts

Research Interests: Victorian Culture and Literature; Charles Dickens; Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century British Literature


Patricia B. Angley

Research Interests: Twentieth & Twenty-first Century American Literature; Women Writers and Feminist Theory; Contemporary Native American Literature; Faulkner and Southern Literature

J.D. Applen

Research Interests: Classical and Contemporary Rhetoric; Technical Communication for students across UCF in all majors; Hypertext and Writing for the Web; XML and Digital Archiving; Literature of Science and Technology; The Discourse of Science

Jocelyn Bartkevicius

Research Interests: Literary nonfiction; Memoir; Personal Essay; Ecological Criticism and Ecotheory; Virginia Woolf

Christian Beck

Research Interests: The history of emotions; Spatial theory; Anarchist literature and thought; Political Movements and activism; Chaucer

James Campbell

Research Interests: British and Irish Literature since 1885, War and Literature, Sexuality Theory, Science Fiction

Lynn A. Casmier-Paz

Research Interests: African American Slave Narratives; Autobiography and Life Writing Studies; Literacy Studies; Literary Theory

Research Interests: World Literature; American Literature, especially 19th-century slave and women's literature; Women's Studies & Feminist Theory; Womanist Studies; Magical Realism; Speculative Fiction, Sci-Fi, & Fantasy

Madelyn Flammia

Research Interests: International Technical Communication; Virtual Teams; Visual Communication; Document Design and Layout; Publication and Production; International Studies; Global citizenship

Bill Fogarty

Research Interests: Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics in America, Britain, and Ireland; Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Literature; Modernism

Research Interests: Rhetoric Theory, Rhetoric of Science, Rhetoric of Medicine, Citizen Science, Science Writing, Public Understanding of Science, Kairos,

Fayeza Hasanat

Research Interests: Literature of the British Empire; English Novel, Gender Studies;  Translation Studies; Postcolonial Theory;  South Asian Diaspora 

Micah Dean Hicks

Research Interests: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Scriptwriting, Comics, Fairy Tale Studies, Science Fiction and Fantasy, Creative Writing Pedagogy.

Kathleen Hohenleitner

Research Interests: British Literature, Irish Literature, Literary Theory, Modern Drama

Anna Maria Jones

Research Interests: Victorian literature and culture; science and literature; the Gothic; Victorian periodicals; visual culture; Japanese manga and anime; Aestheticism and its afterlives; transnational neo-Victorianism

Mark L. Kamrath

Research Interests: Brown and the Early Republic, 1771-1810; Eighteenth-Century Periodicals and Print Culture; Native American Studies; Digital Humanities and Textual Editing

Louise Kane

Research Interests: Twentieth-century Literature; Literary Modernism; Transnational Literatures; American Literature; Asian-American Literature; British Literature; Caribbean Literature; Periodical Studies; Digital Humanities; Medical Humanities

Research Interests: Modernist American Fiction; Florida Studies, focusing on the works of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings; Ernest Hemingway, gender, and war; Zora Neale Hurston and Eatonville, Florida; British Mediterranean Studies, focusing on the works of Lawrence Durrell and John Fowles; Modern Greek Literature

Lisa M Logan

Research Interests: Early American literature; literature by women; personal narratives, including autobiography, diary, and memoir; early American captivity, crime, travel, and cross-dressing narratives; feminist theory; American novel; theories of space and place; manuscript and material culture approaches

Carmen Faye Mathes

Research Interests: Romanticism, long eighteenth century, long nineteenth century, poetry and poetics, aesthetics, ethics, affect theory and the history of feeling, global Romanticism

Barry Jason Mauer

Research Interests: Film and Media Studies, 

Cultural Studies, 

Rhetoric and Composition, 

Literary Theory, 

Memory and Monuments, 

Digital Humanities

Kevin Meehan

Research Interests: Caribbean Literature and Culture; African American Literature and Culture; Climate Change Education for Sustainable Development; Popular Music in the Age of Digital Reproduction

Jane Moody

Research Interests: E-portfolios as learning objects. Usability testing. Online Collaboration and Team Building. Online learning and Distance Education. Technical Communication Pedagogy. Interdisciplinary Research

Bill Morton

Research Interests: Herman Melville, Edgar Lee Masters, and Mark Twain

Darlin' Neal

Research Interests: Literary Fiction; Literary Nonfiction; Memoir; Poetry and Flash Fiction; Native American Literature; Writing of the Southwest; Southern Writers; Eudora Welty

Obi Nwakanma

Research Interests: Creative Writing - Poetry, fiction, the biography, Journalism, History of Ideas/Black intellectual experience, Modernity, post-colonial, National, Cultural & literary theories; African, African-American, Diaspora, and contemporary Trans-Atlantic Literatures.

Brenda Peynado

Research Interests: Magical Realism, Fabulism, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Speculative Fiction, Literary Fiction, Postcolonialism, Diaspora Studies, Latinx Fiction, Latin-American Fiction, Graphic Novels, Screenwriting, Novel Structure, Transmedia Narrative, Fiction Writing, Flash Fiction, Nonfiction Writing, Editing & Publishing, Creative Writing Pedagogy.

David James Poissant

Research Interests: Fiction Writing; The Short Story; Contemporary American Literature; Southern Literature; Creative Writing Pedagogy

Tison Pugh

Research Interests: Medieval English Literature; Queer and Gender Studies; Pedagogy; Film; Children's Literature; Southern Literature

Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés

Research Interests:
Latino/a Literature, writing, women writers of color, Emergent American Literature and women's studies.

Lisa Roney

Research Interests: Fiction, memoir, and personal essay; medical humanities, disability studies, representations of health and illness; images and physical aspects of home and place; the relationships between genres (e.g., architecture and narrative, painting and digital art, fiction and nonfiction); and twentieth-century American literature and women's studies.

Sonia H. Stephens

Research Interests: Scientific and Technical Communication in Digital and visual Media; Narrative Information Visualization; Visual Risk Communication; Visual Metaphor; User Evaluation of Interactive Tools; Digital Humanities

Peter Telep

Research Interests: Writing for Video Games, Screenwriting, Fiction Writing.

Terry Ann Thaxton

Research Interests: Poetry Writing; Contemporary Poetry and Poetics; Creative Non-Fiction; Literary Arts and Community; Community-Based Learning; Women's Studies; Marginalized Learners

Laurie Uttich

Research Interests:
Creative nonfiction: memoir, essay, segmented forms (braided, collage, lyrical), and literary journalism. Fiction: short stories, flash fiction.

Beth Rapp Young

Research Interests: Johnson's Dictionary; linguistics ; grammar / usage; rhetoric / composition


Nicole Pharo
Department of English • College of Arts & Humanities at the University of Central Florida
Phone: 407-823-5596 • Fax: 407-823-3300 • English@ucf.edu