Laurie Vickroy


Bradley Hall 377
(309) 677-2486

Ph. D., Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Binghampton


Dr. Vickroy began teaching at Bradley in 1990. Her specialty areas include the modern novel (18th to 20th Century), literature and psychology, and women writers.


Dr. Vickroy has taught the following courses at Bradley: The Novel as Genre (18th-20th centuries), Introduction to Literary Criticism and Theory (ENG 270), American Periods (ENG 630), Women in Literature (ENG 190), Composition with a cultural theme (ENG 300), Self, Topics: What is a Narrator? (ENG 380), Theory and Practice of English (ENG 500), American Literature 1865-present (ENG 235), Individual Authors - Toni Morrison (ENG 378), Memory and Fiction (ENG 660), Literature and Psychology (ENG 380), Women Writers (ENG 331, 660), and Modern European Literature (ENG 122).


Dr. Vickroy's research interests focus primarily on literature and psychology, 20th Century culture and the novel, and women writers. She has published essays on Toni Morrison, Marguerite Duras, Margaret Atwood, Virginia Woolf, Reinaldo Arenas, Dorothy Allison, Larry Heinemann and Pat Barker. Her book, Trauma and Survival in Contemporary Fiction, was published by the University of Virginia Press in Fall 2002. Another book, Critical Essays on American Author Dorothy Allison, which she co-edited with Dr. Christine Blouch, was published in 2004 with Mellen Press. Her essays and reviews have appeared in the journals: Mosaic, MELUS, The Comparatist, Comparative Literature, Women and Language, Obsidian II, and Modern Language Studies.