Clarkston English Faculty & Staff Directory

Dr. Lauren Curtright

Assistant Professor of English



Course Offerings

  • ENGL 1101 English Composition I

  • ENGL 1102 English Composition II

  • ENGL 2110 World Literature

  • ENGL 2130 American Literature

Dr. Curtright's experience working at a university writing center and her education in cultural studies shape her approach to teaching composition and literature. Her doctoral thesis in English explored connections between the Gothic and Modernism across various media, focusing on ways in which Edgar Allan Poe's writings and images of this popular nineteenth-century American author have influenced architecture, film, and literature from the antebellum United States to modern Japan. To encourage students to think about literature's relationships to other forms of cultural production, she incorporates multimedia into her survey courses. In her first-year writing classes, students engage with pressing social issues, such as transportation, educational justice, and criminal justice reform. Her teaching style emphasizes students' cultivation of critical thinking and active learning skills. To help students develop as community leaders, Dr. Curtright serves as a faculty advisor for the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.