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Annie Adams, Ph.D.

Dr. Annie AdamsProfessor of English in the Dept. of English (School of English, Comm., Media and Languages)


  • Ph.D. in English Literature (1998), Bowling Green State University
  • M.A. in English (1994), Bowling Green State University
  • B.A. In English (1992), University of Toledo

Teaching Specializations & Courses Taught

  • Specializations: British literature, world literatures in English, film studies
  • ENG 100 Writing I
  • ENG 311 Global English Literature
  • ENG 332 British Literature, 1789-present
  • ENG 398 Gay and Lesbian Literature
  • ENG 444 Twentieth-Century British Literature
  • ENG 470 Literature and Film
  • ENG 652 Twentieth-Century British Literature
  • ENG 653 Modern Drama
  • ENG 666 Contemporary Literature
  • ENG 670 Literature and Film
  • FLM 170 Introduction to Film
  • FLM 470 Film Theory


Dr. Adams’ area of emphasis is contemporary literature, particularly as that literature reorients modernism, intersects with adaptation studies, or touches on the gothic. She has published a number of articles in scholarly venues from "Callaloo" to "Contemporary Literature."

While her literary research has always informed her teaching, her interactions with students, and the service completed in the name of “student success,” have redirected her scholarly interests from professional debates regarding literary movements to public discourse on the state of higher education. She is particularly interested in the rhetoric of “investment” and the ways in which current articulations of private gain overwhelm conceptions of postsecondary education as a “public good.”  


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