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    Dana Prodoehl, Assistant Professor

    Office location: Laurentide 3219
    Phone: (262) 492-7397


    BA, History: Salisbury University
    MA, English: Salisbury University
    PhD, American literature: Marquette University



    American literature



    Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing in the Disciplines
    Writing Centers
    African American literature/representations of race in 20th-century American fiction




    Invisible Man and the Socially Conscious Classroom.” Changing Lives, Changing Minds: The Official Blog of CLTL, an Alternative to Incarceration Founded in the Power of Literature to Transform Lives. Ed. Katie Newport. University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. October 20, 2010.
    “Claiming their Place in the Nation: Wisconsin Women (Re)Present the Civil War in their Private Writings.”  MidAmerica 2003.  Ed. Marcia Noe.  East Lansing: Midwestern Press for the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature, 2006.


    “Apocalypse, Mythology and the Ritual of Food in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake.” Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture conference, Albuquerque, NM. February 2012.
    “The Narrator’s Quest for Identity within the Feminine Space of the City in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man.” The Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States conference, Scranton, PA. April 2010.
    “The Democratic ‘I’ in Ralph Ellison and Richard Wright.” College English Association conference, San Antonio, TX. March 2010.
    “The American Dream Re-Presented: Theodore Dreiser’s An American Tragedy and Midwest/East Coast Migration.” Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature conference, East Lansing, MI. May 2009
    “Productive Spaces: Tutor ‘Performance’ and the Atypical Session.” National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, Ann Arbor, MI.  November 2006.
    “Repetition and Repression in Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man,” College English Association conference, Indianapolis, IN.  March-April 2005.
    “A Single Ray upon the Eye: Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ as Response to Ralph Waldo Emerson’s ‘Self-Reliance’,” American Literature Association conference, Cambridge, MA. May 2003.
    “Tayo and the Belly:  Re-Reading Ceremony Within the Framework of Gendered Liminality,” American Popular Culture conference, Albuquerque, NM. February 2003.



    English 090: Fundamentals of English
    English 101: Freshman English
    English 102: Freshman English
    English 378: Prose Stylistics

    English 236: American literature II



    My first love (maybe not too surprising?) is reading, especially Dystopian fiction. I also really love history, especially the history of race in America. Growing up on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, just miles from the birthplaces of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass, I was surrounded with the historical and social vestiges of slavery. My undergraduate degree is in History, and I was particularly interested in archaeology. I was lucky enough to take part in several digs of slave quarters. I’m (very, very slowly) learning to play the banjo. While I don’t have much musical talent, I am very interested in all kinds of music.


    College of Letters & Sciences
    Laurentide Hall 4100
    University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
    800 W. Main Street
    Whitewater, WI 53190-1790


    Office of the Dean
    Rebecca Reichert
    Phone: (262) 472-1621

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