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Department

  • English
  • School

  • School of Arts and Sciences
  • Expertise

  • Modernism and Postmodernism
  • 19th and 20th Century Literature
  • Satire
  • Writing Studies
  • Writing Centers
  • Profile

    Dr. Kevin Rulo is a Clinical Assistant Professor of English and serves as both the Director of the Writing & Rhetoric Program and the Director of the University Writing Center. He specializes in transatlantic 20th century literature, especially the relationship between modernism and satire. His current book project, Satiric Modernism, examines the flourishing of satirical thinking and creative practice in the experimental literature and art of the last hundred years. Additionally, his research and teaching interests include modernism and postmodernism, nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, intellectual and cultural history, writing studies, and writing centers. He has published and presented on a variety of topics related to modernism, theory, and literary studies.

    As director of the Writing and Rhetoric Program, Dr. Rulo teaches, mentors, and oversees the English Department’s doctoral teaching fellows in Writing and Rhetoric and a variety of other writing and literature courses.

    As Director of the Writing Center, Dr. Rulo strives to strengthen the writing environment of the university and to create a positive atmosphere for the development of writers of all levels. In his work in the Center, he is privileged to work with wonderful graduate and undergraduate students and staff and to guide exciting undergraduate research projects to presentations at conferences across the country. (The Writing Center can help students with papers at all stages of the writing process. For more information, please see the website.)

    Dr. Rulo received his Ph.D. in 2012 and his M.A. in 2006, both from The Catholic University of America. He also holds a B.A. from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, which he received in 2003.

    Administration

    Dr. Rulo currently serves as the Director of the Writing & Rhetoric Program, as well as the Director of the University Writing Center. 

    Awards

    The T.S. Eliot Society's 2015 Fathman Award