College of Arts and Sciences

Dan Barclay Dan Barclay

Assistant Professor

Composition, American Studies, Liberal Arts

Ph.D. American Studies, University of Minnesota

B.A. Liberal Arts, The Evergreen State College

Office: Simpkins 138B
Phone: 309/298-2639
Email:  d-barclay@wiu.edu
Office Hours: Mon: 12-2pm; Tu/Th: 2-3pm; and by appointment (Fall 2017)

Daniel Barclay teaches in the WIU Writing Program and has taught in the Departments of English, History, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Educational and Interdisciplinary Studies. His presentations include:

  • “Up(staging) the Scottish Landscape: Nature, Nationalism, and Community in John McGrath’s The Cheviot, the Stag, and the Black, Black, Oil.”
  • “Preserving ‘the Natural’ in the American West: Politics, Public Policy, and Literature in the 1930s.” 
  • “Social Justice and Environmental Cosmology: Public Ritual and Cultural Diversity in Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebrations.” 
  • “Christmas Trees in the Capital: Turning Nature into a Rhetoric of Power.”
  • “Reading the Land: The Environmental Legacy of World War I.” 
  • “Metropolis of the Northern Prairie: The Environmental History of the Minneapolis and St. Paul Region.”
  • “Social Justice and Environmental Cosmology: Public Ritual and Cultural Diversity in Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebrations.” 
  • “Workplace Environmentalism: Chicano Farmworkers and the Contested Terrain of Agricultural Environments.”