KAY

ROUT

EMERITUS PROFESSOR

WRITING, RHETORIC, AND AMERICAN CULTURES

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

 

 
Dr. Rout received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in English, specializing in American Literature. During her time at MSU, she taught Tier 1 courses, primarily, Writing: The American Experience and Writing: Racial and Ethnic Experience. She has also worked with the Center for Integrative Studies in Arts and Humanities, where she created a course in the culture of the 1960s in America. She has also served as faculty of record for IAH 201, has mentored 6-9 graduate teaching assistants each semester, and has taught both Tier 1 and IAH courses in London.

Dr. Rout has written a number of articles and a critical biography of author and Black Panther Party member Eldridge Cleaver. She is writing a monograph about Huey P. Newton, Black Panther Party founder. In her frequent conference papers and in several articles she has often focused on the horror genre, especially the novels of Anne Rice. She has been the national Area Chair for Anne Rice in the Popular Culture Association and the Area Chair for Horror and Science Fiction for the Midwest Popular Culture Association.