Dr. Kevin Rulo is a Clinical Assistant Professor of English and serves as 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, Modernism against Modernity: Satire and the “Men of 1914”, explores the importance of satire to early and high modernism, especially in the work of T.S. Eliot, T.E. Hulme, James Joyce, Wyndham Lewis, and Ezra Pound. 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 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: http://english.cua.edu/wc/)
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.
“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: Dickens’s A Tale of Two Cities and René Girard.”Christianity and Literature. Volume 59, Issue1. Autumn 2009: 5-25.
"Satire and the 'human engine' of The Waste Land" T.S. Eliot Society Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, September 24-27, 2015
The T.S. Eliot Society's 2015 Fathman Award
Dr. Rulo currently serves 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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