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Joseph T. Thomas, Jr. , Associate Professor and Director

Office: AL-255
Phone: 594-8430
Curriculum Vitae

Educational background

Ph.D. Illinois State University, May 2003. English Studies. Children's Literature Concentration.

Statement of interests

Children's Literature (especially Contemporary Children's Poetry), Historical and Contemporary Avant-garde & Innovative Writing, Literary Theory & Philosophy, Image-Text Theory


Current Research:

  • I am preparing a book-length exploration of Shel Silverstein's life and works, tentatively titled "The Devil's favorite pet": Shel Silverstein, an American Iconoclast. I am also investigating various constraint-based writing processes in the vein of my recent book, Strong Measures (Make Now P, 2008).

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