Areas of Study
Carolyn Kyler is a professor in the Department of English and director of the Gender and Women's Studies Program. She teaches a range of courses in American literature, African-American literature and American women writers. Some recent courses taught are American gothic, American women poets, contemporary American historical fiction, Emily Dickinson, the Harlem Renaissance, African-American autobiography, gender fictions, graphic memoir and doctors as writers. Dr. Kyler’s scholarly interests include historical fiction, African-American literature, illustration, American women writers, and gay and lesbian studies. She has published articles on Louisa May Alcott's fiction, on gay and lesbian issues in the workplace, on Sandy Boucher and on historical fiction.