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EIU Department of English

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Fern Kory, Professor of English

Office: 3365 - Coleman Hall
Phone: 217-581-6291
Email: fkory@eiu.edu
Fall 2016 Office Hours: M 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.; T 12 - 1:30; W 9-10 a.m.

Fern Kory teaches a variety of courses in literature for children and young adults, including a course in twentieth-century African-American youth literature. She also teaches modern American literature courses like fictions of the 1920s and the Harlem Renaissance. Articles and essays have appeared in the annual Children's Literature, the Children's Literature Association QuarterlyEnglish Journal, and the collection Teaching Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises. Her book reviews have appeared in the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books and ALAN on-line. As the director of the EIU Writing Center and Writing Across the Curriculum, she supervises the work of graduate assistant writing consultants in the EIU Writing Center. 

Frequently Taught Courses

English 3405: Children's Literature
English 3406: Pre-adolescent Literature
English 4903: Young Adult Literature
English 4905 (special topics): African American Youth Literature + From Picture Book to Graphic Novel
English 4950: Harlem Renaissance
English 5500: Practicum in Writing Center Theory & Practice

Education

PhD, University of California-Santa Barbara

Research


The history of African American youth literature from the 1920s to the present; Writing Center theory and practice


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Department of English

600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-2428
Fax: (217) 581-7209
dringuette@eiu.edu


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