• Erin Kelly
  • Erin Kelly
  • Director of Graduate Writing Pedagogy
  • Assistant Teaching Professor
  • At Rutgers Since: 2008
  • erin-kelly-cv.pdf
  • About:

    Erin Kelly is Assistant Teaching Professor at Rutgers University, where she received her PhD in English in 2015. She has taught a variety of writing and literature courses there since 2008, and in 2017 joined the Rutgers Graduate Writing Program, where she teaches courses on dissertation writing, prose style, and article publication. She has been director of the Graduate Writing Program since summer 2021. Her approach to writing instruction has been informed by her research interests in cross-cultural exchange and the history of science & rhetoric: she has published on the role of fictional narrative in the development of early modern science writing, and has a forthcoming article on globalization and adaptations of Shakespeare.

  • Education:
    • Yale University, English Language & Literature BA (2007)
    • Rutgers University, English Literature MA (2011), PhD (2015)
  • Courses Taught:

    Graduate Writing Program

    • Graduate Writing
    • Writing the Dissertation
    • Writing for Publication
    • Prose Style

    Undergraduate Writing Program

    • Expository Writing
    • Exposition & Argument
    • Research in the Disciplines


    • Principles of Literary Study: Poetry
  • Awards:
    • SAS Award for Distinguished Contributions to Undergraduate Education- Special Award for Pandemic Pedagogy (2020-2021)
    • Outstanding Contributions to the Rutgers Writing Program Award (2021)
    • Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences Mellon Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (2014–2015)
    • member: Modern Language Association, Shakespeare Association of America, Renaissance Society of America
  • Publications:
    • "Collaboration and ‘potential space’: creative play in the writing alliance," Teaching in Higher Education 26.6, October 2021.
    • “Othello, Oserō, Washirō: Reflecting (on) Hegemony through Global Shakespeares” forthcoming in Shakespeare Quarterly
    • “’Experience has not yet learned her letters’: Narrative and Information in the Works of Francis Bacon,” Configurations 24.2, Spring 2016
    • Co-editor and co-author, “Introduction: Science Fictions and Fictions in Science, Selections from the Rutgers University Conference” special issue of Exit 9: The Rutgers Journal of Comparative Literature XII (2013): 9–13.
    • “Seventeenth Century Scribal Culture and ‘A Dialogue between King James and King William,’” Journal of Rutgers University Libraries 65 (2012): 76–90.