» Dr. Richard Ruppel

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of English
Dr. Richard Ruppel
Office Location:
428 N. Glassell, Rm 101
Office Hours:
Mon./Wed. 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.; Tue. 1-2 p.m. and by appt.
(714) 997-6754
University Honors Program
University of Michigan, Artium Baccalaureus
Duke University, Master of Arts
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ph.D. in Literature
Richard Ruppel completed his undergraduate degree in English and History at the University of Michigan (1976), and he earned an MA in English at Duke University (1978) and a PhD in English Literature at UNC Chapel Hill (1988). He has taught at UNC Chapel Hill, North Carolina State, and the University of Michigan; he came to Chapman in 2006 from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin, where he was department chair and director of the Honors Program. His primary research interest is the work of Joseph Conrad; he's published books and essays and given numerous papers on various aspects of his work. He's currently at work on a monograph entitled Joseph Conrad: A Political Biography, and he's leading an effort to create an open-access Heart of Darkness hypertext.
Recent Creative, Scholarly Work and Publications
“Introduction” to the first translation into Chinese of Joseph Conrad’s Under Western Eyes, by Zhao Ting. Shanghai: Shanghai Yiwen Press, 2014.
John G. Peters, Joseph Conrad’s Critical Reception. Studies in the Novel. 46.2 (Summer, 2014): 269-271
“Colonial Literature.” Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century British and Irish Fiction Vol. 1. ed. Brian Shaffer. Blackwell, 2010.
‘Pathos and Fun’: Conrad and Harper’s Magazine.” Conradiana. 41.2 (Fall, 2009): 176-200.
“Why Conrad (Still) Matters.” Wilkinson Review: The Chapman University, Wilkinson College Magazine. 1.2 (Fall/Winter, 2008): 7-11.