Faculty and Staff

Kline, Erik

Erik Kline

Erik Kline

Assistant Professor

Start Year: 2021

Office: 241 Kleinpell Fine Arts
Phone: 715-425-4692



Ph.D., University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa
M.A., B.A., Winona State University

Erik's research is wide-ranging, but primarily focuses on disability, trauma, addiction, and religious experience in American fiction and creative nonfiction. His work has appeared in The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review (Penn State University Press) and Let Us Now Praise Famous Men at 75: Anniversary Essays (University of Tennessee Press). A member of the 2020 cohort of the American Examples workshop, a working group aimed at scholarship in American religious history and sponsored by the Henry Luce Foundation, Erik has a forthcoming essay, which focuses on the influence of psychedelia in American religion in the workshop’s second volume of essays, and he will be a co-editor of Volume 3.

He teaches a variety of literature courses in UWRF’s English program, including American literature surveys, African American literature, International Short Fiction, Contemporary American literature, and Literature of War.

A native of the Twin Cities, Erik is grateful to return to the upper Midwest as an educator at UWRF.