Ellen Andrews Knodt, Ph.D.

ellen andrews knodt
Professor, English
Modern American Literature, American Studies
Office Phone
Office Location
Sutherland, 410

    Educational Background

    Arts. D. English, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

    M.A.     American Studies, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

    B.A.       English, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL


    Editor, Understanding Ourselves: Readings for Developing Writers. New York: HarperCollins, 1996. 339 pp.

    Making Progress: From Paragraphs to Essays.  New York: HarperCollins,1991. 350 pp.

    Writing: Process and Purpose.  New York: Macmillan,1986. 246 pp.

    Selected Articles and Book Chapters

    “Teaching A Farewell to Arms from a Modernist Perspective.” Teaching a Farewell to Arms. Ed. Lisa Tyler. Kent, Ohio: Kent State U Press, 2008. 100-112.

    “‘Suddenly and Unreasonably:’ Shooting the Sergeant in A Farewell to Arms.” Hemingway’s Italy. Ed. Rena Sanderson. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State U Press, 2006. 148-157.

    “What is College Writing For?” What Is College Level Writing? Eds. Patrick Sullivan and Howard Tinburg. Urbana: NCTE, 2006. 146-157.

    “Teaching the ‘Lost Generation’ to the Current Generation Through Active Learning.”
    Teaching Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. Ed. Peter L. Hayes. Moscow, ID: U of Idaho Press, 2003. 103-116.

    “Diving Deep: Jake’s Moment of Truth at San Sebastian.” The Hemingway Review. Fall 1997: 28-37.

    “Always ‘Shoveing Off’: A [Hemingway] Letter As Metaphor.” North Dakota Quarterly.  Spring 1995: 87-94.

    Teaching Interests and courses taught

    Writing and linguistic courses: English 100, 417, 419, 470.
    Literature courses: English 201,133,232, 265, 400,401,402,403 (topics courses), 435, 487W.

    Selected awards, grants, patents, other honors

    University College of Liberal Arts Outstanding Teacher Award
    All-University Atherton Teaching Award
    Penn State Abington Outstanding Teacher, Tenure-Track