About Phillip Zapkin

Assistant Teaching Professor in English, Pennsylvania State University 2017-Present



PhD in English, West Virginia University, 2011-2017

MA in English, University of Vermont, 2009-2011

BA in English, Shepherd University, 2005-2009

My research and teaching interests are principally in contemporary British and Anglophone drama, with a special focus in adaptation studies. In literature classes, I have taught a wide variety of texts, including poetry, novels, film, and graphic novels, as well as teaching composition and business writing courses. I work extensively with critical theory, particularly psychoanalysis, performance studies, and Marxist political economics.