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 Fern  Kory

Fern Kory

Professor of English

Office: 3365 - Coleman Hall
Phone: 217-581-6291
Email: fkory@eiu.edu
Office Hours: MWR 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Fern Kory teaches courses in modern American literature (including seminars focused on fiction of the 1920s and the Harlem Renaissance) and a variety of courses in literature for children and young adults (including a course in twentieth-century African-American youth literature). She has published book reviews in the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, and articles in the journal Children's Literature and in a collection of essays on Teaching Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. As a teacher of writing and as Director of the Writing Center, she is also actively engaged in the study of composition pedagogy, particularly as it relates to writing center work.


PhD, University of California-Santa Barbara


Modern American literature, including the Harlem Renaissance; children's and young adult literature; writing center theory and practice.

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