• Rebecca Entel

    Rebecca Entel

    Professor of English



Academic History

  • Ph.D. in English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2007
  • M.A. in English, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000
  • B.A. in English, University of Pennsylvania, summa cum laude, 1999

Courses Taught

  • ENG 111: First-year Writing Seminar (Topics: Literary Responses to War; Reading Toni Morrison)
  • ENG 215: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENG 230: Caribbean Literature
  • ENG 267: Multicultural Literature
  • ENG 318: Advanced Fiction Writing
  • ENG 343: Contradictions of the American Renaissance
  • ENG 345: Literature and Social Reform in Late-Nineteenth-Century American Literature
  • ENG 351: The Slave Narrative
  • ENG 352: Novel Writing (NaNoWriMo)
  • ENG 373: Literature and Social Justice
  • ENG 412: Senior Project in Creative Writing
  • ENG 715: Literature in Action: Editing

Areas of Expertise

  • Nineteenth-century American literature
  • African-American literature
  • Civil War literature
  • Fiction writing
  • Literature and social justice

Publications: Creative Writing

Publications: Literary Criticism

  • "The 400-Year Continuum We All Share with Ida B. Wells." Chicago Review of Books, 2021.
  • "'Do Let Me Preserve the Unities': The Stakes of Metaphor in Civil War-Era Fiction." The Arts and Culture of the American Civil War. Ed. James Davis. NY: Routledge, 2016. 87-106.
  • "Civil War Literature and First-Year Writing Instruction." MLA Options for Teaching Series: Teaching the Literature of the American Civil War. Ed. Colleen Boggs. NY: MLA, 2016. 255-66.
  • “Writing ‘En Masse’: Louisa May Alcott’s Civil War Experience and The Commonwealth.” American Periodicals 24.1 (2014): 45-60.
  • “Words that Populate the World:  Yiddish and Survival in Saul Bellow’s Herzog.”Australian   Journal of Jewish Studies XXI (2007): 27-48.
  • “Reflections: Nellie McKay.” African American Review 40.1 (Spring 2006): 56-7.

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