Edgar Allan Poe, Rhetorical Analyses, Science and Literature
John A. Dern earned his Ph.D. in English from Lehigh University. A teacher since 1991, he received the 2009 Violet B. Ketels Award for teaching from the Intellectual Heritage Program, as well as the 2017 College of Liberal Arts Teaching/Instructional Faculty Award. He has published one book, Martians, Monsters and Madonna: Fiction and Form in the World of Martin Amis, and essays on a variety of subjects in journals such as The Edgar Allan Poe Review, Interdisciplinary Literary Studies, Literature/Film Quarterly, Pennsylvania English, and The Radio Journal. He has also published pedagogical articles in The Teaching Professor newsletter.
"A Problem in Detection: The Rhetoric of Murder in Poe's 'The Black Cat." The Edgar Allan Poe Review 18.2 (2017): 163-182.
"A More Organic Approach to Encouraging Students to Use the Dictionary." The Teaching Professor 31.7 (2017): 7.
"Iron Poe: 'The Murders in the Rue Morgue' in Story and Song." The Edgar Allan Poe Review 16.1 (2015): 70-82.
Avoiding Information Overload: Remembering Course Goals." The Teaching Professor 26.8 (2012): 1.
"Beyond Vaccination: Edward Jenner and the Problem of Contingency." Interdisciplinary Literary Studies 14.2 (2012): 164-79.