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Chad Rohman is Dean of the Rosary College of Arts and Sciences. A professor of English and former Faculty Trustee, Department Chair, and Director of the Core Curriculum, he is in his twenty-third year at Dominican. He is past editor of the Mark Twain Annual, the preeminent scholarly journal in Twain studies, and he is the co-editor of Centenary Reflections on Mark Twain’s No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger (U Missouri P, 2009). His primary research interests include nineteenth-century American literature, particularly Mark Twain and his cohort, American women regional writers, Flannery O’Connor, and American Gothic literature. He is a past Quarry Farm Fellow (Center for Mark Twain Studies, Elmira, NY), and a past recipient of Dominican University’s Excellence in Teaching and Leadership Award.
PhD, Bowling Green State University
MA, Michigan State University
BA, Michigan State University
Research Interests
Nineteenth-century American literature. Mark Twain. American literary Realism and Naturalism. Flannery O'Connor. American women regional writers.
Selected Publications
Mark Twain: Realism and Naturalism (Cambridge University Press, 2020)
Mark Twain on Moral Training: A Theory ‘Weak as Water.’ (American Literary Realism, 2018)
Awful Mystery: Flanner O'Connor as Gothic Artist (Wiley Blackwell, 2013)
Centenary Reflections on Mark Twain's No. 44, The Mysterious Stranger (University of Missouri Press, 2009)
Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court: Serio-Comic and Carnival Prospects Unfulfilled. (Studies in American Humor, 2009)
'A River Ready for Business': Life Down the Mississippi as a Main Undercurrent in Mark Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson (American Literary Realism, 2007)
Selected Presentations
John Woolman, Quaker Saint. Mark Twain, Quaker Son?, Quarry Farm Trouble Begins at Eight Lecture Series / PaperI, 2014
Being True to the Heart's One Choice--a meditation in three movments, Caritas and Veritas / PaperI, 2013
A Theory 'Weak as Water': Mark Twain's Imperfect Conclusions on Moral Training, The State of Mark Twain Studies Seventh International Conference / PaperI, 2013
Awful Mystery: Flannery O'Connor as Gothic Artist, Dominican University Faculty Lecture / PaperI, 2013
Further Reflections on Kiskis's and Twain's 'Grief Observed' in the Mysterious Stranger Manuscripts, Elmira College Weekend Symposium: Complicating Twain, Autobiography and the Personal Scholar / PaperI, 2012


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