Dr. Alan Kelly

Dr. Alan Kelly

Dr. Alan Kelly

Professor of English

Office: Hash 220
Phone: (717) 872-3066
Fax: (717) 871-2446

Additional Information


  • B.A. History, Indiana University, Southeast Campus
  • M.A. English, Indiana University, Bloomington
  • Ph.D. American Literature (minor in English Literature), Indiana University, Bloomington Campus, 1986


  • Modern American Poetry
  • Contemporary American Poetry
  • 20th Century American Literature


Poets: Wallace Stevens, T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Langston Hughes

Authors: William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, and Willa Cather

Playwrights: Tennessee Williams and Edward Albee

University/Program Connections

  • Graduate Coordinator for M.Ed. and M.A. students in English
  • Graduate Course and Program Review Committee
  • Academic Standards Committee
  • Chair of the APSCUF Social Committee
  • Delegate to the APSCUF Statewide Assembly

Passions & Distractions

  • Travel (44 foreign countries and 42 states in the U.S. visited so far)
  • Photography
  • Movies
  • Reading literature

Courses Taught

  • English 230: Introduction to Literature
  • English 312: Technical Writing
  • English 425: Modern American Fiction
  • English 426: Modern American Drama
  • English 427: Modern American Poets
  • Enlgish 429: Seminar in American Authors

Sample Publication

  • "Confucianism and the Meaning of The Cantos of Ezra Pound," Dissertation.
  • "Problems Between Men and Women in the Poetry of Sara Teasdale," Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, held January 11-14, 2008, CD-ROM, Honolulu: Hawaii International Conference on Art and Humanities, Jan. 2008.
  • "James Laughlin," The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry, Eds. Jeffrey H. Gray, James McCorkle, Mary Balkun. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, Dec. 30, 2005.
  • "The Importance of Cultural Learning in the Cantos of Ezra Pound," Trans: Internet- Zeitschrift fur Kulturwissenschaften (Internet Journal for Cultural Sciences, published in Austria by INST, the Research Institute for Austrian and International Literature and Cultural Sciences) 15 (2003): Section 5.2. July 2004. www.inst.at/trans/- 15Nr/inhalt15.htm