John Pruitt

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John Pruitt

Associate Professor
UW-Rock County

Andrews 256
(608) 758-6565 x730
Office Hours / Schedule 

M-Th, 7:30a-9a and by appt


I'm making the world a safer and cooler place for English teachers and their students.

Curriculum Vitae 

“Creative Writing and Literary Study in FYC: When Poets Ask Research Questions,” under consideration for Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices.

“Teaching Information Literacy through a Cultural Studies Approach to Literary London,” forthcoming in Community College Humanities Review.

Approaches to Teaching LGBT Literature at the Post-Secondary Level, two volumes co-edited with Will Banks (East Carolina University) contracted with Peter Lang.

"Common Queer Readers Band Together on YouTube." The Popular Culture Studies Journal, vol. 4, nos. 1-2, 2016, pp. 56-82.

“LGBT Literature Courses and Questions of Canonicity.” College English, vol. 79, no. 1, 2016, pp. 81-105.

“Heterosexual Readers in Search of Queer Authenticity through Self-Selected LGBT Novels.” Teaching English in the Two-Year College, vol. 42, no. 4, 2015, pp. 359-74.

“Three Perspectives on Overcoming Barriers to Adult Literacy in Rock County.” Wisconsin English Journal, vol. 56, no. 2, 2014, pp. 9-20.

“Oral Histories of Adult EAL Students: A Rock County Perspective.” Wisconsin English Journal, vol. 56, no. 1, 2014, pp. 11-19.

“Robert Dodsley: Eighteenth-Century Collector and Theater Historian.” 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era, vol. 21, 2014, pp. 131-50.

“Z-Scores, Standard Deviations, and P-Values Aside: A Fun, Practical Look inside Head Start.” Wisconsin English Journal, vol. 55, no. 2, 2013, pp. 7-14.

“Working Class Literacy Studies in K-12, Higher, and Adult Education: A Brief Review of the Literature since 2000.” Wisconsin English Journal, vol. 55, no. 1, 2013, pp. 9-14.

“Honors Student Perceptions of Self-Directed Learning: When Teacher Becomes Facilitator.” Teaching English in the Two-Year College, vol. 40, no. 3, 2013, pp. 274-87.

“Just Stand Back and Watch: Targeting Social Class in Small-Group Discussions.” Wisconsin English Journal, vol. 54, no. 2, 2012, pp. 4-11.

“The University of Wisconsin-Rock County: A Liberal Arts Education for the Working Class.” Wisconsin English Journal, vol. 54, no. 1, 2012, pp. 14-19.

“Civilizing Rural Education in the Early Twentieth Century: The Rock County Training School for Teachers during the Progressive Era.” Wisconsin English Journal, vol. 53, no. 2, 2011, pp. 80-88.

“A Reconsideration of College English, November 1974: Separatists Unite! (But Has the Assimilation Begun?).” English Journal, vol. 101, no. 1, 2011, pp. 80-82.

“Student Self-Assessment and the Concept of the Completed Argument.” Wisconsin English Journal, vol. 53, no. 1, 2011, pp. 44-51.

“Gay Men’s Book Clubs vs. Wisconsin’s Public Libraries: Political Perceptions in the Absence of Dialogue.” Library Quarterly, vol. 80, no. 2, 2010, pp. 121-41.

“Collecting the National Drama in Revolutionary England.” Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780-1840, vol. 19, 2009, pp. 35-52.

“Accommodating the Diversity Needs of Heterosexual, White Male College Students (You Must Be Joking!).” Currents in Teaching and Learning, vol. 2, no. 1, 2009, pp. 28-40.

“When Teacher (Author) and Students (Audience) Collide.” The National Teaching and Learning Forum, vol. 18, no. 4, 2009, pp. 10-11.

“Thomas Dibdin.” Nineteenth-Century British Dramatists, edited by Angela Courtney, Gale, 2009, pp. 91-105.

“David Garrick’s Invisible Nemeses.” Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theater Research, vol. 23, no. 1, 2008, pp. 2-18.

Entries on poet David Groff and dramatists Mart Crowley, Gore Vidal, Paul Rudnick, Doric Wilson, Martin Sherman, and Moises Kaufman. LGBTQ America Today, edited by John Hawley, Greenwood, 2008.

“Parlor Tricks: Dramatized Advice Literature and the Performance of Eighteenth-Century Domesticity.” Making the Stage: Essays on the Changing Concept of Theatre, Drama, and Performance, edited by Ann C. Hall, Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008, pp. 68-89.

“History, Hollywood, and the Hood, Challenging Racial Assumptions in Rural Central Wisconsin.” Teaching English in the Two-Year College, vol. 35, no. 1, 2007, pp. 46-53.


PhD, English, Ohio University
MA, Film Studies, University of Colorado at Denver
BA, English, Florida State University