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Corey Taylor

Associate Professor of English

Dr. Corey Taylor teaches a variety of English courses, especially offerings in American literature and technical and professional communication. His areas of teaching and research expertise include twentieth-century American literature, African American literature, literary adaptations of blues and jazz, modernism, and sustainability studies. Dr. Taylor advises Ink, the campus literary and arts magazine, and chairs the American Literature area of the Popular Culture Association, a national scholarly organization.

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.” Narratives of Educating for Sustainability in Unsustainable Environments. Edited by Jane Haladay and Scott Hicks, Michigan State University P, 2017, pp. 113-135.

 “An Interview with Sterling D. Plumpp.” The Southern Quarterly, vol. 55, no. 1, Fall 2017, pp. 136-158.

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