Megan Swihart Jewell


Bellflower Hall 204

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Degree: PhD, Duquesne University

Megan Swihart Jewell specializes in Writing Studies, Twentieth and Twenty-First Century American Poetics, and Gender Studies. As Instructor of English, she serves as Director of the Writing Resource Center and is a Core Teaching and Research faculty member in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at CWRU. She has her PhD in American Literature from Duquesne University.

Dr. Jewell’s present book project examines the ways in which Language and Language-oriented poets address in their works the major modes of writing instruction currently taught in university classrooms. Her research also focuses on gendered discourses in writing program administration and training.

Dr. Jewell’s teaching takes place among SAGES, English, and Women’s and Gender Studies. Courses to date have focused on topics such as American working-class literature, feminism and body image, Language and Language-oriented poetry, and feminist poetics.

Selected Publications:
• “Becoming Articulate: Kathleen Fraser and The New American Poetry.” Ed. John Woznicki. The New American Poetry: 50 Years Later. Lehigh: Lehigh University Press, 2013.
• “Taking on the Official Voice: Charles Bernstein’s Poetic Sophistry and Post-Process Writing Pedagogy.” The Salt Companion to Charles Bernstein. Ed. William Allegrezza. Salt Publishing, 2012.
• “Between Poet and (Self-) Critic: Scholarly Interventionism in Rachel Blau DuPlessis’s Drafts. Contemporary Women’s Writing 5.1 (2011).
• “Sustaining Argument: Centralizing the Role of the Writing Center in Program Assessment.” Praxis: A Writing Center Journal 8.2 (2011).
• With Desselle, Shane, et al. “Evolution of a Required Service-Learning Course: Lessons Learned and Plans for the Future.” Journal of Pharmacy Education 12.1 (2005): 23-40.
• “Current Bibliography.” Nathaniel Hawthorne Review 29 (Fall 2003): 84-118.


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