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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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One-Year Adjunct: Creative Writing/Poetry

A description of this position may be found at

Inquiries only (no applications) may be sent to Dr. Shari Horner, English Department Chair,


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Dan Shiffman

Assistant Professor of English

Office: Wright Hall 231
Phone:  717.477.1518


M.A. and PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1989, 1994)
B.A., Colby College (1986)

Research/Teaching Interests:

English education, American immigrant/ethnic literature

Selected Publications:

“Mapping Intergenerational Tension in Multicultural Coming-of-Age Literature.”
Multicultural Perspectives, The Official Journal of the National Association for Multicultural  Education.  12.1 (2010): 29-33.

“Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America and History Post 9/11.”  Philip Roth Studies 5.1 (2009):  55-67.

“Richard Wright’s Twelve Million Black Voices and World War Two-Era Civic Nationalism.” African American Review 41.3 (2007): 343-358.

"Pietro Di Donato's Christ in Concrete and Catholic Social Thought."  VIA:  Voices in Italian Americana   16.2 (2005):  57-72.
Rooting Multiculturalism: The Work of Louis Adamic (Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 2003).

Korenine Multikulturalizma:  Delos Louisa Adamica, Slovene translation of Rooting Multiculturalism,    Cirila Toplak, trans. (Zarobza ZRC, publisher  of the Institute for Slovenian Sciences and Arts,  Ljubljana, 2005).

“Ethnographic Pilgrimages in Depression-Era America.” Mosaic, a Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study  of Literature 34.4 (2003): 155-169.

“The Comedy of Assimilation in Leo Rosten’s Hyman Kaplan Stories.” Studies in American Humor, Series 3, Vol. 7 (2000): 49-63.

“Ethnic Competitors in Studs Lonigan." MELUS, The Publication of the Society for the Study of Multi- Ethnic Literature in the United States. 24.3 (1999): 67-79