EDWARD BYRNE

 
 

EDUCATION AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE




EDUCATION



 

Ph.D. in English, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, 1983 

    Dissertation Title: Storm Warnings

    Areas of Examination: 
        Twentieth Century American and British Poetry 
        Romantic American Poetry of the Nineteenth Century 
        Elizabethan Lyric Poetry 
               (concentration on Sonnets of   Shakespeare) 
        American Fiction: Ernest Hemingway 
        Additional Concentration: Individualized Film Studies 
 

M.F.A. in English, City University of New York: Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY, 1976 

    Thesis Title: Along the Dark Shore
 

B.A. in English, City University of New York: Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY, 1974 
 
 
 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE 



 

Professor, Department of English, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 

    Topics taught: 

Introduction to Creative Writing, Poetry Writing, Studies in American Literature: Regionalism in American Poetry, Introduction to Literature, Short-Story Writing, Twentieth-Century Poetry,  Seminar: Fitzgerald and Hemingway, The Nonfiction Novel, Topics in Writing: A History of Poetic Forms, Topics in Literature: Contemporary American Poetry. 
        1998-present 
 

Associate Professor, Department of English, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 

    Topics taught: 

Modern Poetry, Poetry Writing, The New American Short Story, Film Aesthetics, Contemporary Poetry and Criticism, Introduction to Literature, The History of Television in America, Postmodern Poetry, Poetry and Politics, The Nonfiction Novel, Studies in Modern Literature: Hemingway and Fitzgerald, Poetry and Pedagogy, American Literature and American Values, The Fiction of John Cheever, Literature on Film, Contemporary Poetry, Short Story Writing, Contemporary American Fiction, Business Communications,
Twentieth-Century Poetry, Exposition and Argument, American Environmental Literature, Introduction to Creative Writing. 
        1989-1998 
 

Assistant Professor, Department of English, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 

    Topics taught: 

The American Short Story, Seminar in American Literature: Hemingway and Faulkner, Modern Poetry, Poetry Writing, Contemporary American Poetry, Contemporary American Short Story, Studies in Modern Literature: Hemingway and Fitzgerald, Loss of Innocence in American Literature, Love and Death in Modern Fiction and Film, John Steinbeck: Novels and Stories, The Dream Factory: Films and Novels about Hollywood,  Introduction to Literature, Exposition and Argument, Business Communications, Intermediate Composition, Film as Literature, Writing Fine Arts Criticism, Technical Writing, Electronic Literature: Film and Television as Literary Forms. 
        1984-1989 
 

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of English, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 

    Topics taught: 

Exposition and Argument, Introduction to Literature, Business Communications. 
        Spring 1984 
 

Teaching Fellow, Department of English, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 

    Topics taught: 

Advanced Creative Writing: Poetry, Advanced Expository Writing, Introduction to American Film, Critical Introduction to Film, Creative Writing: Fiction and Poetry, Technical Writing, Business Writing,
Introduction to Literature, Introduction to Imaginative Writing, Introduction to Expository Writing. 
        1979-1984 
 

Instructor, College of Business: M.B.A. Program, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 

    Topic taught: 

Graduate Studies in Management: Business Report Writing. 
        Fall 1983 
 

Instructor, College of Law, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 

    Topic taught: 

Legal Writing. 
        Fall 1983 
 

Instructor, Composition Writing Workshops, Department of English, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 

    Topic taught: 

Composition. 
        Summer Semesters 1981 & 1982 
 
 
 


 

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