Rolf Samuels

Associate Professor, English

Director, Core Curriculum
MC 560



  • B.A. in English, Earlham College
  • M.A. in English, Iowa State University
  • Ph.D. in English, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Courses Taught: 

  • Composition and the Elements of Argument
  • Composition and Literature
  • The Short Story
  • Multicultural American Literature
  • Argumentative Writing
  • Business Writing
  • American Fiction Since 1945
  • Narrative and Point of View in Literature
  • English Grammars
  • Literary Criticism and Theory

Professional Activities and Affiliations: 

  • "Even if it Was a Fantasy"; Fictive refuge in Mr. Ives' Christmas presented at the 20th Century Literature & Culture Conference, Louisville, 2/2005
  • Willie Masters' Lonesome Wife as Pornographic Critique On-line casebook, Dalkey Archive

Professional Interests: 

  • Contemporary American Fiction
  • Postmodernist Fiction
  • Narrative Theory
  • Hyperfiction