Stephen Adams


Stephen Adams teaches literature courses across a range of periods, with a primary interest in novels and other prose forms.  He has published on autobiography and the history of the essay, especially in England during the 1700s.  Currently he is developing creative nonfiction set in the 1960s and ‘70s, parts of which he has read and published through the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature.  He enjoys working with students on their writing at all stages of their collegiate careers.



  • Ph.D. in English, University of Missouri, 1996
  • M.A. in English, University of Missouri, 1984
  • B.A. in English and General Business, Missouri State University, 1981


Courses Taught:

  • English 102 Composition II
  • English 211 British Literature 1603-1780
  • English 221 World Literature to 1650
  • English 300 The Development of the Novel
  • English 344 Studies in Satire
  • English 392 Business and Technical Writing
  • English 630 The Comic Novel Tradition


Professional Activities:

  • Senior Contributor, Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature
  • Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
  • American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies