1. As If, poems by Russ Kesler
  2. The Terrible Wife by Terry Thaxton
  3. The Society of S by Susan Hubbard
  4. Innocence, Heterosexuality, and the Queerness of Children’s Literature by Tison Pugh
  5. Lizard Man by David James Poissant
  6. Collecte Writings of Charles Brockden Brown edited by Mark L. Kamrath
  7. People Get Ready by Kevin Meehan
  8. The Zero Theorem by Pat Rushin
  9. Intercultural Communication by Houman Sadri and Madelyn Flammia
  10. The Rhetorical Nature of XML by J.D. Applen and Rudy McDaniel
  11. Everyday Chica by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  12. The Heaven of Animals by James Poissant
  13. The Year of Disappearances by Susan Hubbard
  14. Rattlesnakes and the Moon by Darlin Neal
  15. Elegant Punk by Darlin Neal
  16. Oye What I'm Gonna Tell You by Milanés
  17. Crossing The Creek by Anna Lillios
  18. Problem Novels by Anna Maria Jones
  19. Getaway Girl by Terry Thaxton
  20. Transversal Ecocritical Praxis by Patrick D. Murphy
  21. The Historicism of Charles Brockden Brown by Mark L. Kamrath
  22. Samuel Richardson, Dress, and Discourse by Kathleen M. Oliver
  23. The Flight of the Kuaka by Donald Stap
  24. Writing for the Web: Composing, •Coding, and Constructing Web Sites
  25. Marielitos, Balseros and Other Exiles by Cecilia Rodríguez Milanés
  26. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies by Patrick D. Murphy
  27. The Season of Risks by Susan Hubbard

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; Cultural Studies; Magical Realism; Speculative Fiction/Fantasy

Paul M. Dombrowski

Research Interests: Rhetoric theory, history, and practice, classical to contemporary; Texts and Technology, rhetorical and ethical aspects, and statistics and research design; technical communication, especially rhetorical and ethical aspects; discourse about rhetoric studies

Madelyn Flammia

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

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; 18th and 19th century English Literature Literature and Translation; Postcolonial Theory; Critical Theory

Susan Hubbard

Research Interests: writing and reading contemporary fiction; creative writing pedagogy; the art and craft of speculative fiction

Anna Maria Jones

Research Interests: Victorian literature and culture; the history of the novel; literary theory; neo-Victorian literature and culture; science and literature; the Gothic; Victorian periodicals; Japanese manga and anime

Dan Jones

Research Interests: Technical communication, plain English and plain language, science and literature, writing and designing online help, and science fiction

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

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

Barry Mauer

Research Interests: Film and Media Studies; Cultural Studies; Rhetoric and Composition; Literary Theory; Memory and Monuments

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

Patrick D. Murphy

Research Interests: Nature-oriented Literature; Ecocriticism; Science Fiction; Ecofeminism; Bakhtinian dialogics

Darlin' Neal

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

Kathleen M. Oliver

Research Interests: British Literature and Culture, 1660 - 1830; The Early Gothic; Clothing and Accoutrement in Literature; Fetishism and Mourning; Historicism (New and Old); Material Culture Theory; "Thing Theory"; Feminist/Gender Theory

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.

Pat Rushin

Research Interests: Fiction writing, screenwriting, contemporary fiction.

Kathryn Lee Seidel

Research Interests: Dr. Seidel publishes in the area of women writers and literature of the American South. She is the author of The Southern Belle in the American Novel and co-editor of Zora in Florida.

Don Stap

Research Interests: Shorebirds. Poetry. The Literature of Fact.

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: rhetoric; composition; linguistics (particularly corpus linguistics); grammar / usage; expert witness 

Part-time Faculty


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