John PenningtonProfessor of English
B.A., St. Norbert College
M.A., Purdue University
Ph.D., Purdue University
John Pennington is a professor of English at St. Norbert College. He specializes in Victorian fairy tales and focuses much of his work on George MacDonald (1824-1905), Scottish fairy tale and fantasy writer, a key influence on C. S. Lewis, J. R. R. Tolkien and Madeleine L'Engle. He has published widely on MacDonald and the following writers: Lewis Carroll, John Ruskin, J. M. Barrie, Richard Adams, Ursula K. LeGuin, J. K. Rowling and Philip Pullman.
He is the editor of North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies.
ENGL 101 Introduction to Literature
ENGL 305 Literary Theory and Writing
HUMA 240 Great American Novels
ENGL 203 Science Fiction and Fantasy
ENGL 289 Special Topics - Classic and Contemporary Fairy Tales
ENGL 358 19th Century English Novel
ENGL 489 Advanced Seminar in English Literary Studies - Charles Dickens