John Pruitt

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John Pruitt

Associate Professor

UW-Rock County
2909 Kellogg Avenue
Janesville, Wisconsin 53546
(608) 758-6565 x730
Office Hours / Schedule 

Andrews 256, M-Th, 7:30a-9a and by appt


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

Curriculum Vitae 

"Common Queer Readers Band Together on YouTube,” under consideration for Popular Culture Studies.

“LGBT Literature Courses and Questions of Canonicity,” College English 79.1 (2016): 81-105.

“Heterosexual Readers in Search of Queer Authenticity through Self-Selected LGBT Novels,” Teaching English in the Two-Year College 42.4 (2015): 359-74. Print.

“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 Era 21 (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 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.


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