Charles Michael Pawluk is a fifth-year doctoral candidate in the English department of the State University of New York at Buffalo. Before his Ph.D., he received a B.A. in both English and Lingustics at the University of North Texas. His primary research examines the confluence of violence and laughter in British literature of the long eighteenth century. He has also presented work on the grotesque in post-WWII American fiction as well as the history of linguistics at both regional and national conferences within and without his subfield. His teaching credentials include courses on eighteenth-century fiction and poetry, technical writing, business writing, and composition at both public and private institutions. He currently teaches at SUNY Buffalo and Canisius College. Please reference his CV for more information on his publication record, his conference presentations, and a full list of his course offerings.