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- Mark Van Wienen
Mark Van Wienen
19th- and 20th-century American Literature
Office: RH 323
- Ph.D. University of Illinois; 1992
- M.A. University of Illinois; 1988
- B.A. Calvin College; 1986
- Socialism and American Literature
- Twentieth-Century American Poetry
- War Literature, especially of World War I
- The Railroad in Literature and Culture
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Upton Sinclair, W. E. B. Du Bois and Carl Sandburg
- Class, Race, Gender and Sexuality in U. S. Literature and Culture
- American Socialist Triptych: The Literary-Political Work of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Upton Sinclair, and W. E. B. Du Bois. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2012.
“Ralph Chaplin,” Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol. 345, American Radical and Reform Writers, Series 2, ed. Hester L. Furey, 2009. 63-78.
- “How the Socialism of W. E. B. Du Bois Still Matters: Black Socialism in The Quest of the Silver Fleece – and Beyond.” With Julie K. Kraft. African American Review 41 (Spring 2007): 67-85.
- “Gilman’s Socialism as Background to Her Works.” In Approaches to Teaching “The Yellow Wall-Paper” and Herland, ed. Denise Knight and Cynthia J. Davis. New York: MLA, 2003.
- "A Rose by Any Other Name: Charlotte Perkins Stetson (Gilman) and the Case for American Reform Socialism." American Quarterly 55.4 (Dec. 2003): 603-34.
- Rendezvous with Death: American Poems of the Great War, ed. Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2002.
- Partisans and Poets: The Political Work of American Poetry in the Great War. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1997.