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Kevin Rulo – Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of the Writing & Rhetoric Program and the University Writing Center


Dr. Kevin Rulo is a Clinical Assistant Professor of English and serves as both the Director of the Writing & Rhetoric Program and the Director of the University Writing Center. He specializes in transatlantic 20th century literature, especially the relationship between modernism and satire. His current book project, Satiric Modernism, examines the flourishing of satirical thinking and creative practice in the experimental literature and art of the last hundred years. Additionally, his research and teaching interests include modernism and postmodernism, nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, intellectual and cultural history, writing studies, and writing centers. He has published and presented on a variety of topics related to modernism, theory, and literary studies.

As director of the Writing and Rhetoric Program, Dr. Rulo teaches, mentors, and oversees the English Department’s doctoral teaching fellows in Writing and Rhetoric and a variety of other writing and literature courses.

As Director of the Writing Center, Dr. Rulo strives to strengthen the writing environment of the university and to create a positive atmosphere for the development of writers of all levels. In his work in the Center, he is privileged to work with wonderful graduate and undergraduate students and staff and to guide exciting undergraduate research projects to presentations at conferences across the country. (The Writing Center can help students with papers at all stages of the writing process. For more information, please see the website here:

Dr. Rulo received his Ph.D. in 2012 and his M.A. in 2006, both from the Catholic University of America. He also holds a B.A. from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, which he received in 2003.




"Modernism and the antimodern in the 'Men of 1914'" Neohelicon, 2015, DOI 10.1007/s11059-015-0320-y

“Between Old and New: Wyndham Lewis’s Modernist  ‘Joint’.” Review of English Studies (2014) 65 (270): 495-514 doi:10.1093/res/hgt080 .

“A Tale of Two Mimeses: DickensA Tale of TwCities and René Girard.”Christianity anLiterature. Volume 59, Issue1. Autumn 2009: 5-25.

Selected Presentations

"Satire and the 'human engine' of The Waste Land" T.S. Eliot Society Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, September 24-27, 2015

“Temporal Migration and the Modernism of Joyce’s Ulysses.” The 51st Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association. St. Louis, MO, November 12-15, 2009
“Joyce, Swift, and Modernity.” The North American James Joyce Conference. Buffalo State
University. Buffalo, NY, June 12-17, 2009


The T.S. Eliot Society's 2015 Fathman Award


Dr. Rulo currently serves as the Director of the Writing & Rhetoric Program, as well as the Director of the University Writing Center. For more information about the Writing Center’s services and programs, please visit the website.


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Phone: 202-319-5125




  • ENG 101 – Writing: Logic and Rhetoric
  • ENG 210 – Introduction to Modern and Postmodern Literature
  • ENG 215 – Satire in Modern Literature and Film
  • ENG 327 – Writing Center Theory and Practice
  • ENG 328: Writing Center Theory & Practice
  • ENG 700: Teaching Practicum
  • ENG 723: Approaches to Teaching Writing


Ph.D., The Catholic University of America, 2012

M.A., The Catholic University of America, 2006

B.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2003 

Areas of Expertise

  • Modernism and Postmodernism
  • Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature
  • Satire
  • Writing Studies
  • Writing Centers