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Carla T. Kungl 

Office: DHC 007
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BA Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH (1990)
MA Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH (1992)
PhD Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH (2000)

Teaching Interests: 

  • Technical Writing
  • British Literature
  • Detective Fiction and Popular Culture
  • Developmental Writing

Undergraduate Courses Taught: 

  • Composition/Writing
  • Technical Writing
  • British Literature



Creating the Fictional Female Detective. McFarland Press, 2006.

Editor. Vampires: Myths and Metaphors of Enduring Evil, Vol. 6. The Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2004.


"Incorporating Social Science, the Fine Arts, and Technical Writing: A Case History at Publishing Concepts (PCI)." with M. Blake Hargrove and Deborah F. Hargrove. Technical Communication. Special Issue: Identifying Dimensions of Creativity in Technical Communication. vol. 67, no 4, November 2020: 71-89.

“My Monster ABCs: What Can A-- to Zombies Teach Our Kids?” in Monstrous Messengers: Supernatural Figures in Children’s Picture Books. Ed. Leslie Ormandy. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2017.

“Domestic Fracturing in Ruth Rendell’s Early Stand-Alone Novels.” Special Issue: Ruth Rendell. Contemporary Women’s Writing (2017) 11 (1): 48-65.

"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.

“Shippensburg University's Technical/Professional Communications Minor: A Multidisciplinary Approach.”  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. 

"Family, Slivovitz and the Burden of Narrative." Proteus: A Journal of Ideas. Fall 2003.

"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.

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