Faculty and Staff
Dr. Suzie A. Park
Professor of English
Office: 3030 - Coleman Hall
Fall 2015 Office Hours: T 10:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 1:45-3:30 p.m.; R 1:45-3:30 p.m.
Dr. Suzie Asha Park’s areas of teaching and research interest include British Romanticism, the novel, poetry, women writers, sentimental culture, literary theory, and information theory. 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). She has been an NEH Fellow, Mellon Fellow, and participant in the National Humanities Center Summer Institute. She is currently at work on two book projects, titled Compulsory Narration: Resisting the Demand for Depth in an Age of Information, 1750-1850, and Preparing for Eventualities.
In 2015, Dr. Park was awarded the Provost's Undergraduate Research Mentor Award for the College of Arts and Humanities and the Rodney S. Ranes Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award for the university: http://www.eiu.edu/~AHColleg/
In 2015, Dr. Park was elected to a seat on the National Phi Beta Kappa Senate. She will serve the country's oldest and most prestigious honors society as a National Senator: https://www.pbk.org/web/PBK_Member/Pressroom/Press_Releases/New_Senators.aspx
Frequently Taught CoursesHIC 2000G: Introduction to Humanities: Interdisciplinary Problem-Solving (Spring 2016)
"Race, Activism, Censorship, Erasure":
English 4775: Literature and Science: On Bugs, Zombies, and Literary Theory
EducationDr. Park holds a B.A. in English from Duke University and a Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley.
Inducted into the national honors organization, Phi Beta Kappa, at Duke University (Beta Chapter of North Carolina), Dr. Park has served as the President of the PBK Alumni Association of East Central Illinois since 2008.