John Staunton

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Professor of English Education and American Literature; Coordinator of English Education Programs

English Language and Literature; Women's and Gender Studies

603B Pray-Harrold

734.487.0135

jstaunto@emich.edu

Office Hours

Summer 2019 Office Hours available by appointment. Please email jstaunto@emich.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Fordham University, English and American Literature
  • Ed.S., Indiana University, Language Education/English Education
  • B.A. , University of Notre Dame, English and Philosophy

Interests and Expertise

I am Professor of English Education and American Literature. I am also a faculty member in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies. I was the 2017 recipient of the Ronald W. Collins Distinguished Faculty Award for Teaching at Eastern Michigan University.

My scholarly and teaching interests frequently overlap, focusing on English teacher education, literature pedagogy, local literature, American women writers, and multi-modalities in literacy education.

Currently, I serve as the coordinator of English Education programs. A past co-director of the National Writing Project site at Eastern Michigan (EMWP), I have been involved with local and national teacher research networks for close to 20 years, most recently to support site-based teacher research and teacher inquiry groups in southeast Michigan.

I am co-editor of the book Teaching the Literature Survey Course, published by WVU Press, which has been nominated for the 2019 Teaching Literature Book Award.

For information about talks and presentations: WVU Press Authors Gallery: Meet the Experts

Courses

Fall 2019 [Go to Registrar to Enroll]

  • LITR 309W Development of American Literature — MW 2-3:15 p.m. (CRN 16358)
  • ENGL 518 Topics in English/Education: Intersections of Research and Pedagogy — Online (CRN 15676)
Graduate Courses
  • ENGL 518 Topics in English Education
  • ENGL 530 Issues in English Studies for Teachers
  • LITR 523 American Realism and Naturalism
  • LITR/WGST 592 19th Century American Women Writers
  • LITR 569 American Renaissance
  • LITR 585 Literature for Teachers
  • 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
  • LITR 100 Worlds on the Page: Introduction to Literature
  • LITR 101 Imaginary Worlds: Introduction to Fiction
  • LITR 103 All the World's a Stage: Introduction to Drama
  • UNIV 179L3 Exploring the University Experience
  • WRTG 121 Composition II: Researching the Public Experience
  • LITR 200 Literary Studies for Literature Lovers
  • LITR 200 Reading Local Literature in a Global Age (First Year Seminar/G)
  • ENGL 300W Writing about Literature
  • LITR 309 Development of American Literature
  • ENGL 408W Writing for Secondary Teachers
  • ENGL 409 Teaching English in the Secondary Schools
  • LITR/WGST 443 Women in Literature
  • LITR 479 Forging/Mastering Pedagogies for Teaching Art and Literature

Publications and Presentations

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