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Ryan Flanagan

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Contact Information

608 S Wright Street
M/C 718
Urbana, IL 61801
Senior Lecturer


Ryan was raised in Turnersville, New Jersey.


  • Ph.D., English/Creative Nonfiction, University of North Texas, 2015
  • M.A., Writing Arts, Rowan University, 2007
  • B.A., Philosophy, Stockton University, 2005


Awards and Honors

  • Rhetoric Program Award for Excellence in Writing Instruction, 2019
  • Rhetoric Program Award for Excellence in Writing Instruction, 2016
  • Montana Prize in Creative Nonfiction, 2011

selected publications


  • "Character Invention in The Importance of Being Earnest and The Playboy of the Western World." The Wildean: A Journal of Oscar Wilde Studies. No. 45. (2014): 94-102.


  • "Where Are You?Image. Seattle, WA: Image Journal, 2015. Issue 85.
  • "Begging the Question." DIAGRAM. Tucson, AZ: New Michigan Press, 2015. Issue 15.1.
  • "Wolf Man, part II." CutBank. Missoula, MT: University of Montana, 2011. Issue 75.