Current Happenings 

2/5/15:  Prof. Neil Connelly will read from his new novel, A Pocket Guide to Divorce, 3:30pm, DHC 151.

2/26/15:  Dr. Nicole Santalucia will present a poetry reading, 3:30 pm, location tba.

3/31/15: Maria Gillen, Director of Creative Writing at Binghamton University, will present the Taggart Series poetry reading.  (details tba)

4/9/15:  Dr. Michael Bibby will present his new research, "'The Disinterested and the Fine': New Negro Renaissance Poetry and the Racial Formation of Modernist Studies."  3:30pm, DHC 051

All events are free and open to all! 

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Contact Information

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Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA  17257
Phone: 717. 477.1495
Fax: 717.477.4020

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Carla T. Kungl

Associate Professor of English
Director, Technical/Professional
Communications Minor

Office:DHC 007
Phone:  477-1716
Web Page 


BA Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH (1990)
MA Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH (1992)
PhD Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH (2000)

Research/Teaching Interests:
Technical Writing, British Literature, Detective Fiction and Popular Culture, Developmental Writing

Selected Publications:

Creating the Fictional Female Detective. McFarland Press, 2006.
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Editor. Vampires: Myths and Metaphors of Enduring Evil, Vol. 6. The Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2004. <>


"Dorothy L. Sayers and Professional Authority." 20th Century Literature Criticism. Vol. 237. Gale Research Group, 2011.

 "'The Secret of My Mother’s Madness': Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Gothic Instability.Demons of the Body and Mind: Essays on Disability in Gothic Literature. Ed. Ruth Anolik. McFarland, 2010.
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 “Shippensburg University's Technical/Professional Communications Minor: A Multidisciplinary Approach” written with Professor S. Dev Hathaway. Design Discourse: Composing and Revising Programs in Professional and Technical Writing, editors David Franke, Alex Reid, and Anthony DeRenzo. Perspectives on Writing. WAC Clearinghouse/Parlor Press, 2010.

 “Diana Holman-Hunt.” Twentieth Century British Humorists. Ed. Paul Matthew St. Pierre. Bruccoli Clark Layman/Gale Research Group. 2009.

“'Long Live Stardoe!' Can a Female Starbuck Survive?” Cylons in America: Critical Studies in Battlestar Galactica. Eds. Tiffany Potter and C. W. Marshall. Continuum, 2007.

"Fears and Femininity at the Fin de Siecle: Of Vampires and Vampire Slayers." Vampires: Myths and Metaphors of Enduring Evil. Ed. Carla T. Kungl. At the Interface. Vol. 6. The Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2004. < _idp/ebooks.htm >

"Family, Slivovitz and the Burden of Narrative." Proteus: A Journal of Ideas. Fal12003.

"Discovering the Outside World--One Technical Writing Assignment." EAPSU Conference Proceedings. Kutztown University October 18-19,2001.

"Women's Literary Authority and the 1890s Female Detective: The Case of Elizabeth York Miller's Valeska. " Virginia Humanities Conference Proceedings. March 19-20 1999.