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Thomas C. Crochunis

Office: Horton 326
Phone: (717) 477-1031
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Ph.D., Literatures in English, Rutgers University (1995)
M.A., English, Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College (1987)
B. A., English with a Concentration in Theatre, Swarthmore College (1981)

Teaching Interests: 

  • Secondary English Language Arts Pedagogy
  • Young Adult Literature
  • Dramatic Literature (all sorts)
  • British Romantic-Era Literature
  • Performance-Based Learning
  • Playwriting

Undergraduate Courses Taught: 

EDU 422: Methods of Teaching English in Secondary Schools
EDU 290: Introduction to English Language Arts and Education
ENG 460: Senior Seminar: Sexuality and Gender in Contemporary British and American Drama
ENG 426: Teaching Adolescent Literature 
ENG 337: Studies in Romanticism
ENG 336: Language Learning and Literacy: Creating, Collaborating, and Performing
HON 249: Honors Introduction to Literature
ENG 240: Global Literature: Introduction to World Modern Dramatic Literature
ENG 114: Academic Writing

Current Projects:

The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Romantic Era Women’s Writing. Drama section editor. Forthcoming

Featured Publications: 

“Exploring Deadly Events Through Performance, Visual Storytelling, and Creative Writing: What Made Maddy Run.” In Arts Integration and Young Adult Literature. Ed. Becki Maldonado. New Jersey: Rowman & Littlefield, 2021, pp. 37-48. 

The Routledge Anthology of British Women Playwrights, 1777-1843. Ed. Thomas C. Crochunis and Michael Eberle-Sinatra. London: Routledge, 2019.

Review of From Me to We by Jason Griffith, Routledge, 2017. English Journal 107.3 (January 2018), pp. 110-112.

“How to Survive Your Father’s Death.” (Poem.) English Journal. Special issue: Death in the English Classroom. 107.2 (November 2017): p. 18.

“The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Runner: Thematic Comparisons Across Media.” (Co-written with Evan Hallman.) Chapter in Developing Contemporary Literacies through Sports: A Guide for the English Classroom. Eds. Alan Brown and Luke Rodesiler. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2016, pp. 101-106.

“Founding Sons: Why You Should Know about Hamilton.” The PCTELA Newsletter. Spring 2016.

“Leading Lady of the Patent House: Harriet Siddons in Edinburgh.” International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen 8.1 (2015), pp. 54-68.

“Women Theatre Managers.” Chapter in Oxford University Press Handbook to the Georgian Playhouse, 1737-1832. Eds. Julia Swindells and David Taylor. Oxford: Oxford UP. 2014, pp. 568-84.


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