Ellen Andrews Knodt, Ph.D.

Professor, English
Modern American Literature, American Studies
Office Phone: 215-881-7385
Office Location: Sutherland, 410

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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