Scott Slawinski

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Scott Slawinski
Associate Professor of English
(269) 387-2582
(269) 387-2562
615 Sprau Tower, Mail Stop 5331
Mailing address: 
Department of English
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5331 USA
  • Ph.D., English, University of South Carolina, 2002
  • M.A., English, University of Alabama, 1996
  • B.A., English, State University of New York Buffalo, 1992
Teaching interests: 
  • Anglo-American modernist poetry
  • Studies in the novel
  • British literature
  • American literature
Research interests: 
  • Gender and print culture in the early American republic

Dr. Scott Slawinski is an associate professor and the graduate director in the Department of English at Western Michigan University.

While centered in the Colonial and early Federal periods, Slawinski's teaching interests range through the 19th and early 20th century. His book, Validating Bachelorhood: Audience, Patriarchy, and Charles Brockden Brown's Editorship of the Monthly Magazine and American Review (Routledge, 2005), explores how Brown used his position as author and editor to promote bachelorhood as a viable alternate form of masculinity in a culture that valorized matrimony and family life. Slawinski edited the collected works of Sukey Vickery (Emily Hamilton and Other Writings, University of Nebraska Press, 2009) and, with Sharon M. Harris, the writings of Ann Eliza Bleecker and Margaretta V. Faugeres.

He has received a grant from the Maine Women Writers Collection to begin his next book project, a biography of novelist Sally Wood and critical introduction to her fiction, tentatively titled Sally Wood: The Life and Works of Maine's First Gothic Novelist. Much to the dismay of his family, friends and colleagues, Slawinski never misses an opportunity to promote early America as a field of study.