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Claiborne Rice

Associate Professor of English

A.B., University of Chicago, 1985
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2002

Office: H.L. Griffin 357
Phone: 337-482-1327

Teaching and Research Areas

Cognitive poetics, English linguistics, American poetry, Digital Humanities, Folk Illusions


Dr. Rice’s research focuses on how contemporary theories of linguistics, especially Cognitive Linguistics, can be used to understand poetic language and practice. He is also studying the distribution of Cajun English dialect characteristics in southwest Louisiana, and has recently co-authored two articles about "folk illusions," a new category of folklore, one in the Journal of American Folklore and another in the Journal of Folklore Research. The book on folk illusions is forthcoming from Indiana University press.

Learn more about Dr. Rice on his university homepage.