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About Carol Loranger

A Westerner by birth, but a Midwesterner by choice and temperament, Carol Schaechterle Loranger earned her B.A. and M.A. in English at the University of Nevada-Reno, and her Ph.D. in English at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where she received the Reynolds Dissertation Award for her dissertation on radical experimentation in the works of American writers Thomas Pynchon and William S. Burroughs. She has taught American literature and literary theory at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, where she is currently Chair of the Department English. She has published scholarship on the works of Theodore Dreiser, Thomas Pynchon, William S. Burroughs, American Literary Naturalism, and American popular culture and is book review editor for the journal Studies in American Naturalism. Off campus she serves on the Dayton Literary Peace Prize Steering Committee and its selection committee for the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award.


July 2018 - Present Associate Dean, Wright State University ‐ College of Liberal Arts
Present Chair and Associate Professor, Wright State University English Language and Literatures

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Millett Hall 174
3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy
Dayton, OH 45435-0001
(937) 775-3772


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