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Suzie Park, Ph.D.

Suzie Park, Ph.D.

Office: 3030 Coleman Hall
Phone: 217-581-6981
Fax: 217-581-7209
Email: sapark@eiu.edu
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Dr. Suzie Park, professor of English, coordinates the graduate program in English. The graduate program offers a Master of Arts in English with four concentrations:

  • Literary Studies
  • Literary Studies with Creative Writing Emphasis
  • Composition/Rhetoric
  • Professional Writing

The program also offers a Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of Writing (online), which is available to those already certified as middle school or high school teachers. Teachers should be able to complete this certificate in two summers and one academic year.

Dr. Park's areas of teaching and research interest include British Romanticism, the novel, poetry, women writers, sentimental culture, literary theory, information theory, and the medical humanities. Her articles have appeared in journals including Nineteenth-Century Prose, Literature Compass, Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, European Romantic Review, and in the edited collection Recognizing the Romantic Novel: New Histories of British Fiction, 1780-1830 (Liverpool UP, 2008).

Admission to the graduate program in English requires an application to the Graduate School as well as an additional application to the Department of English submitted through MyEIU. Please contact Dr. Park or visit the program's website for program admission criteria.



firstchoiceprogram Graduate programs achieving the distinction of "First Choice" have applied for and been subjected to rigorous review from EIU's Council on Graduate Studies — with oversight from The Graduate School — to ensure they meet the highest standards of scholarly excellence as evidenced through sustained achievement of criteria developed and adopted by the council in 2006.


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