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:

Featured Publications: 

“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.

“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): 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.

“How and Why to Teach The History of Women’s Dramatic Writing.” Essay in “Teaching Romantic Drama” special issue of Romantic Circles’ Pedagogy Commons. Ed. Thomas C. Crochunis. 2011.

“Women Writers and Pre- and Post-Realist Dramaturgy: Silence, Speech, and Trauma.” In Teaching British Women Playwrights of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century. Eds. Bonnie Nelson and Catherine Burroughs. New York: Modern Language Association. 2010.

"Teaching Romantic Theatre." In Teaching Romanticism. Eds. Sharon Ruston and David Higgins. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 2010.

“Reworking Conferencing for More Effective Writing Feedback.” Classroom Notes Plus: A Quarterly of Teaching Ideas. April 2009.

“Captain Barclay’s Performance: Decoding Pedestrianism in Early-Nineteenth Century Britain.” In Spheres of Action: Language, Performance, and Ethics in Romantic Culture. Eds. Angela Esterhammer and Alex J. Dick. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 2009.

“A Personal Pedestrian History.” Proteus, A Journal of Ideas. Special issue on "Sports, Exercise, and Recreation." 2008.