College of Humanities & Social Sciences

English Faculty - Bruce Goebel

Bruce Goebel

Contact Information

Phone: (360) 650-7364
Office: HU 277


PhD, English, University of Iowa
MA, English, California State University, Fresno
BA, English Education, Eastern Washington University

Portrait of Bruce Goebel

Research and Teaching Interests

  • American literature
  • Postmodern literature
  • Humor
  • English education

Selected Publications

Recent Articles

“What’s So Funny about Social Justice?” English Journal, July 2018.

“Comparing William Carlos Williams’s Poetry with Cubist Paintings.” Read/Write/Think, 2017.


Humor Writing: Activities for the English Classroom. Urbana, IL: NCTE, August 2011.

Reading Native America: A Teacher’s Guide. Urbana: National Council of Teachers of English, 2004.

Teaching a “New Canon”?: Students, Teachers and Texts in the College Literature Classroom. Urbana: National Council of Teachers of English, 1995.