Associate Professor

Department of English and Modern Languages


Ph.D., University of Cincinnati; M.A., University of Cincinnati; B.A., Xavier University


Dr. Shannon is an associate professor in the Department of English and Modern Languages, where he teaches primarily 19th- and 20th-century British literature. He earned a Master's and Ph.D. in English from the University of Cincinnati and a B.A. in English and Communication Arts from Xavier University.

A native of Atlanta, Dr. Shannon grew up in Austin, Texas, but has lived in Cincinnati since the mid-1980s. He currently is working to expand his doctoral dissertation entitled, "The Deep Old Desk: The Diary of Virginia Woolf," into a book.  He has published critical articles and essays in several books and academic journals, and a monograph from Cecil Woolf Publishers in London entitled "How Should One Read a Marriage?: Private Writings, Public Readings, and Leonard and Virginia Woolf."  His research areas of interest, apart from Virginia Woolf, include Doris Lessing, Margaret Atwood, D. H. Lawrence, and Christopher Isherwood.   

In what little free time he has, Professor Shannon often travels to England, collects books (10,000 and counting), loves to watch and discuss films, enjoys music, and is currently learning piano. He wishes he could garden, but is not that fond of dirt.