Associate Professor of English
Office: Hollenbeck Hall 107 (937) 327- 7063
B.A., John Carroll; M.A., University of North Carolina; Ph.D., University of North Carolina
Rick Incorvati pursued his undergraduate degree at John Carroll University and received his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where a number of gifted teachers drew him into the study of British Romanticism and critical theory. He has published on the subject of women’s friendships both in the journal Nineteenth-Century Contexts and in a forthcoming collection of essays devoted to teaching women writers. He has also published, as hap would have it, on Spenser’s Epithalamion and has book reviews in Nineteenth-Century Prose. His dissertation and most of his current attention is focused on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century notions of sympathy, particularly as those ideas take shape in the writings of David Hume, Adam Smith, William Wordsworth, and Joanna Baillie. Professor Incorvati has taught courses in basic composition, writing across the curriculum, business writing, and argumentation. He has also led surveys covering the range of British literature, has taught genre courses in poetry and fiction, and is currently embroiled in a course on the underworld in Western literature.