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Richard Cook

Office:  Wright Hall 233
(717) 477-1275


BA Colby College (1990)
MA Miami University (OH) 1996
PhD Miami University (OH) 2000

Teaching Interests: 

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

Undergraduate Courses Taught: 

Bio in Nutshell: 

Rich 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.

Current Projects:

Featured 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 OnlineA 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 of Transnational 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.

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