Eastern Michigan University
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John Staunton

Assistant Professor

613C Pray-Harrold




Ph.D. Fordham University
Ed.S. Indiana University


Interests and Expertise


World Literature for Teachers
Teaching English in Secondary Schools
Writing for Writing Teachers
Literary Studies for Literature Lovers
Worlds on the Page: An Introduction to Literature

Recent Publications and Presentations

Deranging English/Education: Teacher Inquiry, Literary Studies, and Hybrid Visions of “English” for 21st Century Schools. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2008.

“A Miracle of Catfish and the Recursions of Art.” In Jean W. Cash and Keith Perry, eds. Larry Brown and the Blue-Collar South. Jackson: UP of Mississippi, 2008.

“ ‘I was messed up from the start’: The Shape of Critical Literacy in Student Writing Histories.” Journal of Teaching Writing. (Forthcoming 2009). 

“Shadowing Grace in the ‘Post-Southern’ South: ‘A Roadside Resurrection’ and Larry Brown’s Narratives of Witness,” Religion & Literature 33.2 (Spring 2001): 43-74.

“Kate Chopin’s ‘One Story’: Casting a Shadowy Glance on the Ethics of Regionalism,” Studies in American Fiction 28.2 (Fall 2000): 203-34. Rpt. in Short Story Criticism 68 (2004): 248-63. 

Selected Professional Service :

Advisory Board, Kate Chopin International Society. http://www.katechopin.org/Society.html