Quality Education in the Benedictine Tradition
Fr. Rene Kollar, O.S.B., DeanSchool of Humanities and Fine ArtsPhone: 724-805-2343Fax: 724-805-2812
Chair and Associate Professor of English
Placid Hall, Room 407
firstname.lastname@example.orgDr. McDaniel’s teaching and research interests range from British Renaissance literature to popular music studies. In all of his courses, be they introductory or advanced, writing courses or literature courses, Dr. McDaniel’s students explore forms and statements of cultural resistance. In addition to chairing the English Department, Dr. McDaniel directs the college’s Interdisciplinary Writing Program and is the Faculty Moderator of the student newspaper, The Review.
M.A., Ph.D., Duquesne UniversityB.A., Saint Vincent College
British Literature: Middle Ages to the Restoration
British Renaissance Literature
Shakespeare: Comedies and Tragedies
Modern European Literature
The Beat Generation
Rock ‘n’ Roll Criticism
The Literature of Social Protest
Literary Criticism II: Contemporary Theories
Language and Rhetoric (Freshman Composition)
“Toward an Aesthetics of Rock Criticism.” Mid-Atlantic Popular Culture Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 11, 2015
“’The Dust Blows Back: Beefheart Writes Bangs.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. April 1, 2015.
“The Treacherous Terrain of Free Speech” National Catholic Reporter, Jan. 17, 2015.
“Author Frees Jesus’s Stories to be Read as Living, Vibrant Texts” National Catholic Reporter, Nov. 5, 2014.
“’Get Together’: The Theme of Community in the Popular Music of the Sixties.” Harrisburg Area Community College, September 30, 2014.