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

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

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;  Translation Studies; Postcolonial Theory;  South Asian Diaspora 

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

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

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

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.

Judith Roney

Research Interests: Integration of Historical to Contemporary Textual Work, Poetry Studies and Poetry Writing Approaches; Experimental Poetry; Blurred and Hybrid Genre Forms; The Lyrical Essay & Memoir; Magical Realism Theory; Dystopian Fiction Studies; The Existence of Southern Gothic Fiction; Experimental Image Writing Methods; Digital Texts; Archaic Language and Texts 

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.

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: Johnson's Dictionary; 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