Meet our Faculty: Dr. Gillian Bauer

Gillian BauerDr. Gillian Bauer

Instructor of English
Ph.D. English, Loyola University Chicago

Phone: (217) 206-8332
Office: UHB 3069

“Simply put, I love teaching because what I do matters; the communication, critical thinking, and analytical skills developed in English courses are vital to the health of our democracy.”

Teaching Concentration: Composition; American Literature; Gothic Fiction; Class in American Literature

Courses Taught: Rhetoric and College Writing; College Writing and Civic Engagement; Introduction to American Literature; Introduction to British Literature; Introduction to World Literature

  • Selected Publications:
    “‘Christ, what a dead little place’: Compulsive Consumption in Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot.'”¬†Studies in Gothic Fiction 4 :1-2 (2015): 18-29.
  • “The Werewolf’s Closet: Clothing as Prosthesis in Marie de France’s Bisclavret.” The Treatment¬† of Disabled Persons in Medieval Europe. Ed. Wendy J. Turner and Tory Vandeventer Pearman. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2011. 259-89.
  • “Vampiric Discourse in Emily Bront’s Wuthering Heights.” Victorian Network 1:1 (2009). Web.

Dr. Bauer earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2002. She completed a Master of Arts in Literature at Northwestern University in 2006. She completed her Ph.D. in English at Loyola University Chicago in 2013, where she also completed a teaching post-doc. Her research interests include composition pedagogy, gothic fiction, horror film, American realism and naturalism, and class studies.