John Pruitt

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John Pruitt

Associate Professor
English

Andrews 256

john.pruitt@uwc.edu
(608) 758-6565 x730
Office Hours / Schedule 

M-Th 7:30a-9a and by appointment

Statement 

I’m making the world a safer and cooler place for English teachers and their students.

Curriculum Vitae 
Publications 

“Text Selection in LGBT Literature Courses: A Class without a Canon,” under consideration for Feminist Teacher.

“Reaching the Common Queer Reader: The Rhetoric of Contemporary Gay Book Reviews,” under consideration for Communication and Critical Cultural Studies.

“Oral Histories of Adult EAL Students: A Rock County Perspective,” forthcoming in Wisconsin English Journal.

“Robert Dodsley: Eighteenth-Century Collector and Theater Historian,” forthcoming in 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era.

“Z-Scores, Standard Deviations, and P-Values Aside: A Fun, Practical Look inside Head Start,” Wisconsin English Journal 55.2 (2013): 7-14. Web.

“Working Class Literacy Studies in K-12, Higher, and Adult Education: A Brief Review of the Literature since 2000,” Wisconsin English Journal 55.1 (2013): 9-14. Web.

“Honors Student Perceptions of Self-Directed Learning: When Teacher Becomes Facilitator,” Teaching English in the Two-Year College 40.3 (2013): 274-87. Print.

“Just Stand Back and Watch: Targeting Social Class in Small-Group Discussions,” Wisconsin English Journal 54.2 (2012): 4-11. Web.

“The University of Wisconsin-Rock County: A Liberal Arts Education for the Working Class,” Wisconsin English Journal 54.1 (2012): 14-19. Web.

“Civilizing Rural Education in the Early Twentieth Century: The Rock County Training School for Teachers during the Progressive Era,” Wisconsin English Journal 53.2 (2011): 80-88. Web.

“A Reconsideration of College English, November 1974: Separatists Unite! (But Has the Assimilation Begun?),” English Journal 101.1 (2011): 80-82. Print.

“Student Self-Assessment and the Concept of the Completed Argument,” Wisconsin English Journal 53.1 (2011): 44-51. Web.

“Gay Men’s Book Clubs vs. Wisconsin’s Public Libraries: Political Perceptions in the Absence of Dialogue,” Library Quarterly 80.2 (2010): 121-41. Print.

“Collecting the National Drama in Revolutionary England,” Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780-1840 19 (2009): 35-52. Web.

“Accommodating the Diversity Needs of Heterosexual, White Male College Students (You Must Be Joking!),” Currents in Teaching and Learning 2.1 (2009): 28-40. Web.

“When Teacher (Author) and Students (Audience) Collide,” The National Teaching and Learning Forum 18.4 (2009): 10-11. Print.

“Thomas Dibdin,” Nineteenth-Century British Dramatists volume of Dictionary of Literary Biography, ed. Angela Courtney (Detroit: Gale, 2009) 91-105. Print.

“David Garrick’s Invisible Nemeses,” Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theater Research 23.1 (2008): 2-18. Print.

Entries on poet David Groff and dramatists Mart Crowley, Gore Vidal, Paul Rudnick, Doric Wilson, Martin Sherman, and Moises Kaufman, LGBTQ America Today, ed. John Hawley (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2008). Print.

“Parlor Tricks: Dramatized Advice Literature and the Performance of Eighteenth-Century Domesticity,” Making the Stage: Essays on the Changing Concept of Theatre, Drama, and Performance, ed. Ann C. Hall (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008) 68-89. Print.

“History, Hollywood, and the Hood: Challenging Racial Assumptions in Rural Central Wisconsin,” Teaching English in the Two-Year College 35.1 (2007): 46-53. Print.

“Some Current Publications,” Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700 25.2 (2001): 139-69. Print.

Education 

Ph.D., English, Ohio University
M.A., Film Studies, University of Colorado at Denver
B.A., English, Florida State University