John Pruitt

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John Pruitt

Associate Professor

Andrews 256
(608) 758-6565 x730
Office Hours / Schedule 

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


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

Curriculum Vitae 

“Heterosexual Readers in Search of Queer Autheticity through Self-Selected LGBT Novels,” forthcoming in Teaching English in the Two-Year College.

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

“Three Perspectives on Overcoming Barriers to Adult Literacy in Rock County,” Wisconsin English Journal 56.2 (2014): 9-20. Web.

“Oral Histories of Adult EAL Students: A Rock County Perspective,”Wisconsin English Journal 56.1 (2014): 11-19. Web.

“Robert Dodsley: Eighteenth-Century Collector and Theater Historian,”1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era21 (2014): 131-150. Print.

“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 ofCollege 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 Dramatistsvolume ofDictionary 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.


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