Eastern Michigan University
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John Staunton

Professor and Coordinator of English Education Programs

John Staunton 603-B Pray-Harrold: FALL 2017 HOURS: 2:00PM - 4:00PM Or EMAIL FOR APPOINTMENT




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


Interests and Expertise

  English teacher education; literature pedagogy; 19th century American Literature






     MW 12:30-1:45
     Porter 300 BC

WRTG 121:  COMPOSITION II:  Researching  the Public Experience

MW 5:00-6:15
PH 417

Graduate Courses:

Topics in English Education (ENGL 518)

Issues in English Studies for Teachers (ENGL 530)

American Realism and Naturalism (LITR 523)

19th Century American Women Writers, (LITR/WGST 592)

American Renaissance (LITR 569)

Literature for Teachers (LITR 585)

Reading Dangerously:  Teaching Controversial Literature

World Literature for Teachers

Visualizing Pedagogies:  Art and Literature

Pedagogical and Aesthetic Designs for Art and Literature

Teaching Local Literatures in a Global Age:  Regions of Pedagogical Practice


Undergraduate Courses:

Worlds on the Page:  Introduction to Literature (LITR 100)

Imaginary Worlds:  Introduction to Fiction (LITR 101)

All the World’s a Stage:  Introduction to Drama (LITR 103)

Composition II:  Researching  the Public Experience (WRTG 121)

Literary Studies for Literature Lovers (LITR 200)

Reading Local Literature in a Global Age (LITR 200-First Year Seminar/G)

Writing about Literature (ENGL 300W)

Development of American Literature (LITR 309)

Writing for Secondary Teachers (ENGL 408W)

Teaching English in the Secondary Schools (ENGL 409)

Women in Literature (LITR/WGST 443)

Forging/Mastering Pedagogies for Teaching Art and Literature (LITR 479)

Recent Publications and Presentations

Teaching the Literature Survey Course:  New Approaches for College Faculty
Co-edited with James M. Lang (Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, Assumption College) and Gwynn Dujardin (Queens University, Canada).  Forthcoming Fall 2017 from West Virginia University Press, Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Series

"Re-Visioning the American Literature Survey for Teachers and Other Wide-Awake Humans." In Gwynn Dujardin, James M. Lang, and John A. Staunton, eds. Teaching the Literature Survey Course:  New Approaches for College Faculty.  Morgantown:  West Virginia UP, 2017.

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

“‘Making death less terrible’:  Alice Cary’s Regionalist Aesthetics in Clovernook.”  In Dennis Berthold and Lingui Yang, eds.  Alice Cary Studies.  A Dual language English/Chinese critical edition and Chinese translation of Alice Cary’s Clovernook:  Or, Recollections of Our Neighborhood in the West [1852, 1853].  Shanghai, 2012.      

“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. 24.2 (2008):  45-78. [Published 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/