Alayne Peterson

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Alayne Peterson

Associate Professor

Classroom Building, Room 229
(920) 929-1196
Office Hours / Schedule 

Office Hours are usually in the early morning.

Times after 2:00 pm and on Fridays by prior appointment only.


Alayne Peterson became a faculty member at UW-Fond du Lac in the fall of 2005. Prior to that time she taught for one year as an English lecturer at UW-Fond du Lac and has also taught at Marquette University, UW-Waukesha, UW-Washington County, Columbia College in Chicago, Terra Community College in Ohio, and the University of Toledo.

From 2006 to 2009, Alayne served as the Engaging Students in the First Year (ESFY) coordinator on campus and was one of the faculty who taught the two day LEC 100 seminar class "Frankenstein" in the fall of 2005.

Alayne is interested in technology and its impact on our society--her English 102 class is called "Considering the Future" and is designed to encourage students to consider our technologically mediated lives. She has been the Associate Campus Chair of the English department since 2005.

Alayne has presented regularly at the International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts, and delivered her paper "The Father The Gun and the Holy Profit: Mad Max Fury Road as Critique" at the 38th meeting in March 2017. She also presented on Steampunk Literature to the Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians at their annual meeting in April 2017.

Her poems have appeared in Poetry Quarterly, Verse Wisconsin, the Front Range Review and others.

Alayne lives along the Ice Age Trail and enjoys gardening, swimming, and reading anything William Gibson writes.

Curriculum Vitae 

MFA, Creative Writing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1999
MA, English Literature, University of Toledo, 1996
BA, cum laude in Philosophy and English Literature, Hiram College, 1993

Areas of Interest
Steampunk Literature and Cosplay Culture George Miller's Mad Max films Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature and Film Post-Apocalypse Literature Literature and Film William Gibson and Cyberpunk Literature The Work of Aldo Leopold