Office Hours





  • Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century American Literature
  • Literature of the American Civil War and Reconstruction
  • Women's Writing and Feminist Theory
  • African-American Literature
  • Cultural Studies and Cultural Theory

Alice Rutkowski

Associate Professor

of English

Welles 230
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Alice Rutowski

Alice Rutkowski has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2003.

Faculty Information


  • M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia
  • B.A., SUNY Binghamton
My Classes

Engl 235:
American Literature

    A study of selected major works in American literature from its beginnings to the present, with analyses of their artistic significance and descriptions of their place in the cultural context of their times. Emphasis is placed upon the continuities of the American tradition.

Engl 237:
Voices & Perspectives:

    An exploration of diversity in literary and cinematic traditions. The texts will be studied in the context of such factors as class, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and/or ability. (May be taken for credit twice.)

Engl 343:
Women & Literature:

    An advanced course in literature by or about women designed to foster new insights into gender roles, identity politics, sexuality, class and race, through an examination of literary and cultural representation. Readings are informed by feminist theory and literary criticism. (Maybe taken for credit twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: ENGL 170. Offered every fall