Stephen L. Carr works on issues of literacy, instruction, the history of the book, and various figures in literature, letters, and the arts across the 18th and 19th centuries.
He recently coauthored a book with Jean Ferguson Carr (University of Pittsburgh) and Lucille Schultz (University of Cincinnati) entitled Archives of Instruction: Nineteenth-Century Rhetorics, Readers, and Composition Books in the United States (Southern Illinois Press, 2005). “The Circulation of Blair’s Lectures” appeared in Rhetoric Society Quarterly in 2002.
Steve received his PhD from the University of Michigan.
- Various topics in 18th- and 19th-century literature and literacy
- Literature and Instruction
- Enlightenment to Revolution
- 19th-century British Literature
- Junior Seminar: Literature and Literary Education
- Senior Seminar: William Blake
- Seminar in Composition
- Introduction to Critical Reading
Department and University Service
- Acting Chair, Department of English 2005–06
- Chair, Senate Budget Policies Committee
- Member, University Budget Policies Committee
- Faculty Representative, Budget Committee of the Board of Trustees
- Member, Facilities Planning Committee