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

Dauphin Humanities Center, 128
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA  17257
Phone: 717. 477.1495
Fax: 717.477.4020

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Richard Zumkhawala-Cook 

Professor of English

Office: Wright Hall 233
Phone:  477.1275
Web Page 

Rich Zumkhawala-Cook joined Shippensburg University's English Department in 2001 after teaching at Kenyon College, Miami University, Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, and in the Los Angeles Unified School District as a charter member of the Teach For America national teaching corps. Rich is the NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative and works on such campus projects as the International Studies Minor, APSCUF, the Gifted Minority Scholarship Committee, the English Honors Society (Sigma Tau Delta), and Shippensburg's scholarly quarterly, Proteus. He also has a weekly radio show on  WSYC (88.7 FM), Ship's very own college radio station.


Education/Degrees: BA Colby College (1990)
MA Miami University (OH) 1996
PhD Miami University (OH) 2000
Research/Teaching Interests:

20th-Century British, Irish, and Postcolonial Literature, Composition, Modernism, Postcolonial Studies, Cultural Studies, Globalization


Selected Publications: 

Scotland as We Know It : Representations of National Identity in Literature, Film and Popular Culture. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Co. (2008).   

Tae The Lichthoose: Woolf's Scotland and the Problem of the Local.” Virginia Woolf:Art, Education and Internationalism (2008).

“Identity, Empire, and the World-Banking Concept of Education in the First-Year College Writing Classroom.” EAPSU Online: A Journal of Critical and Creative Work. Vol. 5 (Fall 2008).

“Bollywood Gets Funky: American Hip Hop, Basement Bhangra, and the Musical Politics of Race.” Planet Bollywood: The Travels of Hindi Song-and-Dance Sequences. Ed. Sangita Gopal and Sujata Moorti. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2008.

“The Mark of Scottish America: Heritage Identity and the Tartan Monster.” Diaspora: A Journal ofTransnational Studies 14:1 (Spring 2005, published 2008) 109-136.

“The Globalization of Everyday Life.” Proteus: A Journal of Ideas 23.1 (Spring 2006).

[As Richard Cook] "The Home-ly Kailyard Nation: Nineteenth-Century Narratives of the Highland and the Myth of Merrie Auld Scotland." ELH 66.4 (Winter 1999): 1053-1073.

[As Richard Cook] "The 'Infinitarian' and her 'Macro-Cosmic Presence': The Question of Mina Loy and Christian Science." Mina Loy: Woman and Poet. Ed. Maeera Shrieber and Keith Tuma. Orono, ME: National Poetry Foundation, 1998, 466-475.