Nancy Grace

Nancy Grace

Virginia Myers Professor of English

Department/Affiliation: English
Phone: 330-263-2472
Office Address: Kauke 214


  • B.A., Otterbein 1973
  • M.A., Ohio State 1981
  • Ph.D., Ohio State 1987

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 260: News Writing and Editing
  • ENGL 401: Junior Independent Study
  • Beat Literature
  • Journalism
  • James Joyce's Ulysses
  • WGSS 120: Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • WGSS 310: Seminar in Feminist Learning & Teaching
  • WGSS 330: Feminist Methodologies

Awards and Professional Memberships

  • Winner of the Choice Top 100 Title in 2004 for Breaking the Rule of Cool and in 2007 for Jack Kerouac and the Literary Imagination
  • Specialist Reader: PMLA, College Literature, and Journal of Western Literature
  • Founding director of the Program in Writing at The College of Wooster
  • Modern Language Association
  • International James Joyce Society
  • Founding member of the Beat Studies Association


  • The Feminized Male Character in Twentieth-Century Literature (Mellen, 1995)
  • Co-editor of Girls Who Wore Black: Women Writing the Beat Generation (Rutgers, 2002)
  • Co-author of Breaking the Rule of Cool: Interviewing and Reading Beat Women Writers (UP Mississippi, 2004)
  • Jack Kerouac and the Literary Imagination (Palgrave-Macmillan - clothe, 2007; paper 2009)
  • Publisher and editor of 681 Lexington Avenue: A Beat Education in New York City 1947-1945 by Elizabeth Von Vogt (Greater Midwest Publishing, 2008)
  • Editor of the Beat Review (2007-2011)
  • Co-editor of The Transnational Beat Generation (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2012)
  • Co-editor of The Journal of Beat Studies, Pace University Press (2011 to the present)

Research Interests

Grant administrator for the Five Colleges of Ohio Teagle Foundation-funded project to assess Critical and Creative Thinking in the Liberal Arts (2006-09)