Lloyd E Willis

Lloyd E. Willis

Associate Professor of English
Ph.D., University of Florida (2006)
M.A., University of Florida (2003)
B.A. (Hons), University of North Carolina at Wilmington (2001)



CLASSES TAUGHT
Course Num Course Title
ENGL-101 Writing and Inquiry I
ENGL-102 Writing and Inquiry II
ENGL-200 Intro to Literary Studies
ENGL-202 Readings in American Lit
ENGL-204 Readings in African-Amer Lit
ENGL-214 Literature and Experience
ENGL-241 Readings in Genre (Poetry)
ENGL-275 Business Communications
ENGL-322 Realism and Naturalism
ENGL-401 Amer Lit Environ Politics
ENGL-401 The Dystopian Narrative
ENGL-401 Work and Labor in Amer. Lit
ENGL-406 Studies in Major Authors
ENGL-490 Internship
ENGL-499 Senior Seminar
HUMA-330 American Realism
HUMA-330 Faulkner's Mississippi
HUMA-330 Post Apocalyptic Narrative
HUMA-330 The Post-Apocalyptic Narrative
HUMA-390 Post-Apocalyptic Narrative
HUMA-390 Atlantic Slave Trade

CHAPTERS, CASES, READINGS, SUPPLEMENTS
  • Feeling, Controlling, and Transcending: The Negotiation of Sentiment in Longfellow, Poe, and Whitman. Reconsidering Longfellow. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. (2014)
  • Environmental Evasion: The Literary, Critical, and Cultural Politics of 'Nature's Nation,' 1823-1966. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press (SUNY Press). (2011: 260)
ARTICLES - REFEREED
  • Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry in Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. (2010)
  • John Steinbeck and 'the stalking horror' of Communism in Steinbeck Review. (2009)
  • 'Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, United States National Literature, and the Canonical Erasure of Material Nature' in American Transcendental Quarterly. (2006)
  • 'Why Isn't He So Green?: John Steinbeck's Monstrous Ecology' in Journal of American Culture. (2005)

PRESENTATIONS
  • Emerson, Greeley, and the Digital Archive. American Literature Association. Washington DC, District of Columbia. (May, 2014)
  • 'The Complex Sentimentality of 'Hiawatha'. American Literature Association. San Francisco, California. (2010)
  • 'New Directions in Longfellow Studies'. 19th Annual Conference of the American Literature Association. San Francisco, California. (May, 2008)
  • 'What a Black Woman Can and Cannot Say: Confronting the Uncomfortable Ending of Their Eyes Were Watching God.'. Piedmont Technical College's Black History Month Celebration. Greenwood, South Carolina. (February, 2008)
  • 'Reclaiming Blackspace: Zora Neale Hurston, the Power of Harlem, and the Promise of Florida.' Association for the Study of Literature and Environment. Association for the Study of Literature and Environment. Spartanburg, South Carolina. (June, 2007)
  • 'Zora Neale Hurston, the Power of Harlem, and the Promise of Florida.'. Lander University College of Arts and Humanities Distinguished Speaker Series. Greenwood, South Carolina. (2007)
  • 'Emerson and the Abstraction of Natural Space'. Negotiating 19th Century Spaces. Columbia, South Carolina. (March, 2005)
  • 'Monstrous Ecology: John Steinbeck, Ecology, and American Cultural Politics.'. Midwest Modern Language Association. St. Louis, Missouri. (November, 2004)
  • 'The Preservative Impulse in Steinbeck's Cannery Row'. Western American Literature. Tuscon, Arizona. (October, 2002)
CREATIVE WORKS & ACTIVITIES
  • The Green Prof (Composition). , South Carolina, Greenville 2012.
  • Soil Train: Greenville-based Gardening for Good points the way to local produce (Other Creative Activities). August, South Carolina, Greenville 2012.