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Dr. Randall Clack

Associate Professor of English

Why I Teach

To quote Dr. Timothy Leary (completely out of context), teaching affords me the opportunity to change my mind among others.

Professional Activities

I have interests in mysticism and literature and have published a book on the metaphor of alchemical regeneration in the work of Edward Taylor, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Margaret Fuller.

My current project, “Outlaw Territory,” examines the theme of radical individualism and freedom in early American literature.


  • Ph.D., English, University of Connecticut
  • M.A., English, University of Alabama, at Birmingham
  • B.A., English, Auburn University
  • B.A., Journalism, Seattle Pacific University

Courses Taught

  • EN205B Great Myths of Britain: Power, Gender, and Identity in British Literature
  • EN207A States of Grace: Theology and Early American Literature
  • EN209A Heroic Dreams: Psychology and the Epic
  • EN336 African-American Prose and Drama
  • EN340A Wild Knights: Eros, Ethos, and Ethics in Arthurian Literature
  • EN345 African-American Poetry
  • EN353 American Romantic Writers
  • EN415 American Outlaw
  • HU222 World Mythology

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