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Corey Taylor

Associate Professor of English

Dr. Corey Taylor teaches a variety of courses in English. His areas of expertise include 20th-century American literature, African American literature, modernism, American poetry, and sustainability studies. Dr. Taylor advises the campus literary magazine INK and is a faculty advisor for the Home for Environmentally Responsible Engineering (HERE) program, a living-learning community for first-year students interested in sustainability and humanitarian engineering.

Teaching Interests

  • African-American literature
  • American literature
  • Technical and professional communication

Research Experiences

  • Poetry of Sterling Plumpp
  • Adaptation of African-American music, especially blues and jazz, to literature
  • Rhetoric and narratives of sustainability

Publications & Presentations

  • Taylor, C., Minster, M., and House, R., “Student Expectations, Disciplinary Boundaries, and Competing Narratives in a First-Year Sustainability Cohort,” Educating for Sustainability in Unsustainable Environments, Michigan State University Press, forthcoming 2017
  • “Blues, Bebop, and Black History: Poetry and Prose of the Sterling Plumpp Collection,” Black History Month Celebration/Library Brown Bag Lecture Series, University of Mississippi, 2016
  • “Ancestry Blues: Sterling Plumpp’s Blues: The Story Always Untold as Cultural Genealogy,” 87th South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, Durham, North Carolina, 2015
  • “Blues Rituals in Bill Cheng's Southern Cross the Dog,” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, New Orleans, 2015
  • Taylor, C., House, R., and Minster, M., “Growing Pains: Curriculum Design and Redesign in a First-Year Sustainability Cohort,” Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, 2013
  •  “Blue Order: Wallace Stevens’s Jazz Experiments,” Journal of Modern Literature 32.2, 100-117, 2009

Awards & Honors

  • Excellence in Service Award, Title IX Equity Resolution Panel, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 2015
  • Faculty Member of the Year for Service, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 2012
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, Writing Program, University of Delaware Department of English, 2007

Academic Degrees

  • BA, Ursinus College, 2001
  • MA, University of Delaware, 2003
  • PhD, University of Delaware, 2007