Ryan Marnane, Lecturer with the Department of English and Cultural Studies at Bryant University in Smithfield, RI, holds a Ph.D. in Humanities from Salve Regina University and is a Faculty Fellow with the University's Center for Teaching Excellence. His research and teaching interests are interdisciplinary, drawing on literary studies, philosophy and history of technology, the environmental humanities, and inclusive and critical pedagogies. He has published with the Journal of Ecocriticism, Humanities and Technology Review, Literary Journalism Studies, Punctum Books Press, and Harvard University’s Nieman Storyboard Magazine. In addition to teaching at Bryant since 2015, Marnane has held the position of Associate Lecturer in English at the University of Massachusetts Boston and Instructor of Humanities with Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Office of Engineering Outreach Programs. At Bryant, Marnane teaches Writing Workshop, Introduction to Literary Studies, Introduction to the Environmental Humanities, Studies in Narrative, Studies in Nonfiction, Contemporary Literature, and The Image of Business in Literature.
Ph D, Salve Regina University
MA, Salve Regina University
BA, Providence College
Marnane, R., From Paratext to Text, Scholar to Ragpicker: Inverted Criticism and the Heidi B. Morton Archive, Punctum Books Press, 2020.
Marnane, R., From Print to 360-Degree Immersive: On Introducing Literary Journalism Across Mediums, Literary Journalism Studies, 2019.
Marnane, R., The Environmental Humanities: A Critical Introduction, Humanities and Technology Review, 2019.
Faculty Fellowship, 2021
Diversity and Inclusion Grant, 2020
Faculty Innovation Grant, 2019
Interdisciplinary literary studies, electronic and experimental narratives, business fiction, environmental humanities, composition
Interdisciplinary literary studies; electronic and experimental narratives; business fiction; environmental humanities; interdisciplinary, innovative, and inclusive pedagogies
The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education
American Comparative Literature Association
Northeast Modern Language Association
International Association for Literary Journalism Studies
Humanities and Technology Association
Association for the Study of Literature and Environment