Education and Academic Interests
Dr. Roessner earned his M.A., M.F.A., and Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame, and a B.A. from Mercyhurst University. He teaches classes in contemporary British literature and leads workshops in creative writing. His primary research interests include historical fiction and cultural studies, and he has published essays on John Fowles, Peter Ackroyd, Angela Carter, and Jeanette Winterson, among others. 'We All Want to Change the World': Postmodern Politics and the Beatles' 'White Album' appears in the collection "Reading the Beatles: Cultural Studies, Literary Criticism, and the Fab Four" (SUNY 2006). In addition, he has recently placed a book on songwriting, "Creative Guitar: Writing and Playing Rock Songs with Originality," with music publisher Mel Bay.