William H. Wandless is a professor at Central Michigan University, where he specializes in British literature of the long eighteenth century (1660-1820). In 2006 he returned to writing poetry and speculative fiction. His verse appears in
New Delta Review and other literary journals and will soon appear in
Rattle. His short fiction appears in
Realms of Fantasy,
Mythic Circle, and other extraordinary places.
Areas of Expertise:
- British literature of the Long Eighteenth Century (1660-1820)
- Origins and history of the British novel
- Narrative theory and semiotics
- Experimental fiction
- Popular culture
- Genre theory
Courses Taught:ENG 101:
Freshman CompositionENG 134:
Introduction to LiteratureENG 144:
Monsters and Their MeaningsENG 201:
Intermediate CompositionENG 234:
Introduction to Literary AnalysisENG 235:
British Literature: Beginning to Romantic PeriodENG 236:
British Literature: Romantic Period to the PresentENG 261:
Masterpieces of Ancient LiteratureENG 262:
Masterpieces of European LiteratureENG 321:
20th-Century British and American PoetryENG 324:
Popular Culture in AmericaENG 326:
Literary Dimensions of FilmENG 330:
Mythological Backgrounds of Western Literature
Topics in Romantic or Realist LiteratureENG 338:
Topics in Modern or Contemporary LiteratureENG 339:
Victorian Literature and ThoughtENG 345:
Studies in AuthorsENG 395A:
Special Topics – "Genre Theory in Practice"ENG 439:
English Romantic Poetry and Prose
The British Novel
Senior Seminar – "Cannibal Culture"
Seminar in Major British WritersENG 635B:
Graduate Seminar in British LiteratureENG 636:
Graduate Seminar in Critical ProblemsHonors 321A:
"Dark and Handsome" – Studies in Duality
Degrees and Universities
B.A. in English, Virginia Wesleyan College, 1992
M.A. in English, Radford University, 1997
Ph.D. in English, Emory University, 2002
"Doorways." Short Fiction. Supernatural Tales 28, Winter 2014/15.
"Ostergaard's Lot." Short Fiction. The Providence Journal. 2 August 2015.
"The Finest Jest." Short Fiction. Mythic Circle 38, 2016.
"Practical Anatomy." Poetry. Rattle. Spring 2018. Forthcoming.