Dr. Steve Criniti
Professor of English
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Ph.D. in English and Comparative Literature – University of Cincinnati (2008)
M.A. in English – University of Dayton (2002)
B.A. in English & Professional Communication – Wheeling Jesuit University (2000)
Experience & Interests
Dr. Criniti has taught at West Liberty University since Fall 2008. He previously spent two years as Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Ohio Northern University (2006-2008). His areas of specialization include 20th Century American Literature, American Ethnic Literature, Contemporary Literature, and Composition Studies. In addition to teaching courses in these areas, Dr. Criniti also serves as the primary coordinator and advisor for the English Education program. When not teaching, advising, and grading, Dr. Criniti is most likely to be found on an area baseball field coaching a youth baseball team for the Pike Cubs organization.
- “Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years a Fairy Godmother: Dressmaking as Self-Making in Elizabeth Keckley’s Autobiography.” The Elizabeth Keckley Reader Volume II: Artistry, Culture, & Commerce. , Sheila Smith McKoy. Hillsborough, NC: Eno Publishers, 2017. 167-86.
- “Collecting Butterflies: Julia Alvarez’s Revision of North American Collective Memory.” S. Latino/a Writing. Vol. IV. Ed., A. Robert Lee. London: Routledge, 2014. 433-56.
- “Chick Lit on Yellow Paper: Stevie Smith as Precursor.” Readings: A Journal for Scholars and Readers1 (2015): n.pag.
- “Shitting on Whiteness: Animal Detection in Wolf Whistle and Native Son.” The Explicator3 (2013): 157-59
- “Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years a Fairy Godmother: Dressmaking as Self-Making in Elizabeth Keckley’s Autobiography.” American Transcendental Quarterly1 (2008): 309-26.
- “Collecting Butterflies: Julia Alvarez’s Revision of North American Collective Memory.” Modern Language Studies2 (2007): 42-63.
- “Baseball is America: The Game of Imperialism in Mark Winegardner’s The Veracruz Blues.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction4 (2006): 389-406.
- “Othello: A Hawk Among Birds.” Literature, Film Quarterly2 (2004): 115-21.