Ryan Shirey

Ryan ShireyDr. Ryan Shirey

Assistant Teaching Professor
Director, WFU Writing Center


Office: 426B ZSR Library

Phone: (336) 758-5378

Email: shireyrd@wfu.edu


PhD Washington University in St. Louis

AM Washington University in St. Louis

BA Albion College

Areas of Interest

Scottish Literature

Anglophone Modernism & Modernist Studies

British Romanticism

Writing Studies and Writing Center Pedagogy

Courses Taught at Wake Forest

ENG 105 What’s the Verdict? Representations of Criminality in American Popular Culture

WRI 111 Writing Space and Place

WRI 111 Fakers, Phonies, and the Facts: Writing Truth about Liars

ENG 165 Studies in British Literature

ENG 160 Introduction to British Literature

Selected Publications

“Living speech, dying tongues and reborn language: John Buchan and Scots vernacular poetry.” John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity. Eds. Nathan Waddell and Kate Macdonald. London: Pickering & Chatto. (forthcoming in 2013).

“Pedagogy First, Tools Second: Using Teaching Goals to Outlast Technological Turnover” (co-authored with Courtney Bates, Stacy DeZutter, and Tanya Roth) in Technology and Graduate Student Instructor Development. Ed. Hugh Crumley. (forthcoming from Information Age Publishing)

“Neil Gunn, Nationalism, and ‘The World Republic of Letters’” International Journal of Scottish Literature.  1.3 (Fall/Winter 2007). 

“The Spiritual Archive Beneath the Poetic Artifice: A ‘Double Vision’ of James Merrill’s Poetry” (co-authored with Matthew McClelland) in James Merrill: Other Writings, an Exhibition from the Special Collections of Washington University [curator’s guide to exhibition of archival materials].Washington University Libraries, St. Louis, Spring 2001.

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