Allison Wilkins Bakken

Title: Visiting Assistant Professor of English
Department: English
Fields of Interest: Creative Writing: Poetry, Nonfiction, Fiction, American Literature, Animal Studies, 20th C. British and Anglophone Literature
Degrees: B.F.A. University of North Carolina, Wilmington; M.F.A. University of Nevada, Las Vegas; A.B.D. University of North Carolina Greensboro

Contact Info:
Phone: (814) 332-3237

Office Location: Odd Fellows 208
Office Hours (Spring ’23): Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00-11:00am; Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00am-1:00pm

Courses (Spring ’23)
ENGL 110 – Intro to Literary Studies
ENGL 205 – Writing Fiction

  • Girl Who. Poems. CW Books. 2014.
  • Poetry and essays recently published or forthcoming in Pirene’s Fountain, EcoTheo Review, Birmingham Poetry Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Superstition Review and elsewhere.

Scholarly Articles

  • “The domesticated wilderness”: Patriarchal Oppression in The Bell Jar:” Critical Insights: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. Salem Press, 2011.
  • “through the beautiful red”: The Use of the Color Read as Character in Sylvia Plath’s Ariel.” Plath Profiles. Aug 2010, Vol. 3.