Dennis Rygiel, Professor, received his PhD from Cornell University. He teaches core courses in literature (World Literature I) and upper-division courses in language (Language in Literature) and literature (Survey of British Literature I). His research interests include nonfiction (especially the essay) and language in literature (particularly syntax and style).
He has published articles in Chaucer Review, College Composition and Communication, College English, Neuphilologische Mitteilungen, Studies in Philology, and Style. He is currently working on an article dealing with apposition and appositive-like structures in selected novels by Ian McEwan.
"Lexical Parallelism in the Nonfiction of Joan Didion," Repetition in Discourse: Interdisciplinary Perspectives, ed. Barbara Johnstone (Ablex, 1994), Vol. I: 113-127.
"Style in Twentieth-Century Literary Nonfiction in English: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism, 1980-88," Style 23 (1989): 566-617.
"Stylistics and the Study of Twentieth-Century Literary Nonfiction," Literary Nonfiction: Theory, Criticism, Pedagogy, ed. Chris Anderson (Southern Illinois University Press, 1989): 29-50.
Last updated February 26, 2007