Dr. Warren Tormey

Assistant Professor

Dr. Warren Tormey
615-904-8585
Room 360, Peck Hall (PH)
MTSU Box 70, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Departments/Programs

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., Middle Tennessee State University (2008)
  • M.A., University of Arizona (1992)
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania (1986)

Areas of Expertise

Medieval and Early Renaissance Literature

Biography

Dr. Tormey has taught in the English Department in various roles since 1995. He became an Assistant Professor in 2004 and earned his doctorate in 2008. Changes in university policy facilitated his reclassification to Lecturer in 2013. A scholar of Medieval and Early Renaissance Literature by training, he maintains interests in these fields as well as in Milton Studies, the epic tradition, economic history, scientific and technical history, ecocriticism, sports literature, popular culture, and...

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Dr. Tormey has taught in the English Department in various roles since 1995. He became an Assistant Professor in 2004 and earned his doctorate in 2008. Changes in university policy facilitated his reclassification to Lecturer in 2013. A scholar of Medieval and Early Renaissance Literature by training, he maintains interests in these fields as well as in Milton Studies, the epic tradition, economic history, scientific and technical history, ecocriticism, sports literature, popular culture, and technical writing. He serves the department primarily by teaching upper division writing courses and a Special Topics course on Modern American Environmental Literature. He has also taught in the "Great Books in Tennessee Prisons" Program since 2007.

Edited Books

Tormey, Warren. 
___. Baseaball and Social Class.  Essays on the Democratic Game That Isn't.  Eds. Ronald E. Kates and Warren Tormey.  McFarland & Company, 2012

Book Publications 
___.
 Baseball/Literature/Culture: Essays 2008-2009. Ed. Ronald Kates and Warren Tormey. McFarland & Company, 2010. 
___. The Shield and the Cross: Mining, Metalworking, and the Epic Underworld: The Formation of State Identity to the Anglo Saxon Age. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2009. 
___. Baseball/Literature/Culture: Essays 2006-2007. Ed. Ronald Kates and Warren Tormey. McFarland & Company, 2008. .

Article Publications 
___. "'The Old College Try': Eddie Collins and the 1919 Black Sox." Baseball and ClassEssays on the Democratic Game That Isn't. Eds. Ronald Kates and Warren Tormey. McFarland & Company, 2012. 
___. "Milton's Satan and Early English Industry and Commerce: The Rhetoric of Self-Justification." Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory. 13.1-2 (Fall 2011): 127-59.
___. "Putting the Ball Cap on James Joyce: Beer and Bars, and Echoes of Ulysses in Coover's Universal Baseball Association" Baseball/Literature/Culture: Essays 2008-2009. Ed. Ronald Kates and Warren Tormey. McFarland & Company, 2010. 
___. "Author Wiggen: More than Just A Name," Baseball/Literature/Culture: Essays 2006-2007. Ed. Ronald Kates and Warren Tormey. McFarland & Company, 2008. 32-39. 
___. "'You Don't Play the Angles, You're a Sap:' John Sayles, Eliot Asinof, Baseball, Labor, and Chicago in 1919,"Baseball/Literature/Culture: Essays 2002-2003. Ed. Peter Carino. McFarland & Company, 2004. 60-75. 
___. Review of "This is the City-State": The Idea of the Guardian in the TV LAPD" by Xerxes Havelock. Teleparody: Predicting/Preventing the TV Discourse of Tomorrow. Eds. David Lavery and Angela Hague. London: Wallflower Press, 2002. 33-39. 
___. "Discipline and Dilbert," Studies in Popular Culture, Eds. Dunne, Michael and Sara Lewis. 21.1 (October 1998). 13-29.

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