Maureen McKnight

Senior Teaching Faculty


PhD, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Areas of Research and Teaching

First-Year Composition
English for Academic Purposes
Online and Blended Teaching
Literary and Cultural Theory
The cultural work of memory and emotions in American Literature

Academic Awards

Cardinal Stritch University’s Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award (2013)
Grant Recipient. “Slave Narratives: A Seminar for Faculty Members.” The Council of Independent Colleges’ Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History with Class of 1954 Professor David W. Blight. Yale University (2012)

Selected Publications

McKnight, Maureen. “Mad Men’s Masculine Agency.” Screening Images of Masculinity in the Age of Postfeminism, edited by Elizabeth Abele, Lexington UP, 2015, 155-171.

McKnight, Maureen. “Discerning Nostalgia in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God.” Southern Quarterly 44.4 (2007): 83.

McKnight, Maureen. “Scarcely in the Twilight of Liberty”: Empathic Unsettlement in Charles Chesnutt’s The Conjure Woman.” Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies 5.1 (2004): 59-76.