Samuel J. Rogal

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General Information

Name: Samuel J. Rogal

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Illinois Connection

Rogal lived in Normal, Illinois from 1982 - 1986. He currently resides in LaSalle, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dr. Samuel Rogal graduated with a BS from Clarion State College (now known as Clarion University of Pennsylvania) and from the University of Pittsburgh with a MA.

Rogal was an Instructor in English at Waynesburg College in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania from 1960-1962 and at Iowa State University of Science and Technology in Ames from 1962-1966. He was an assistant professor of English at State University of New York at Oswego from 1966-1968. At Mary Holmes College in West Point, Mississippi, he served as the Chair of the Department of English from 1968-1981. From 1981-1984, he was an Assistant Professor of English at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois and in 1984 Rogal moved on to be the Chair of the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts at Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby. He has since retired and is Chair Emeritus.

Contributor to books and articles on rhetoric, hymnology, bibliography, and eighteenth-century British literature to professional journals, Rogal is also the author of many of his own books and articles.

Published Works

  • Teaching Composition in the Senior High School, Littlefield, 1966
  • Preparing the Research Paper, Educators Publishing Service, 1967, 2nd edition, 1992
  • The Paragraph, Dickenson, 1968
  • The Student-Critic: An Aid to Writing, Educators Publishing Service, 1968
  • A Chronological Outline of British Literature, Greenwood Press, 1980
  • Sisters of Sacred Song: Selected Listing of Women Hymnodists in Great Britain and America, Garland Publishing, 1981
  • The Children's Jubilee: A Bibliographical Survey of Hymnals for Infants, Youth, and Sunday Schools Published in Britain and America, Greenwood Press, 1983
  • John and Charles Wesley, Twayne, 1983
  • Business and Professional Correspondence, Amidon, 1984
  • A Guide to the Hymns and Tunes of American Methodism, Greenwood Press, 1986
  • A Chronological Outline of American Literature, Greenwood Press, 1987
  • John Wesley's London, Edwin Mellen, 1988
  • John Wesley's Mission to Scotland, Edwin Mellen, 1988
  • A Calendar of Literary Facts, Gale, 1990
  • A General Introduction to Hymnody and Congregational Song, Scarecrow Press , 1991
  • The Education of the British Literati: A Guide to Their Schools, Colleges, and Universities, E. Mellen, 1992
  • Medicine in Great Britain, from the Restoration to the Nineteenth Century: An Annotated Bibliography, Greenwood Press, 1992
  • John Wesley in Wales, 1739-1790: Lions and Lambs, E. Mellen, 1993
  • John Wesley in Ireland, 1747-1789, E. Mellen, 1993
  • An Index to the Biblical References, Parallels, and Allusions in the Poetry and Prose of John Milton, E. Mellen, 1994
  • The Educational Missions of Mary Emilie Holmes (1850-1906): "Not to Seem, But to Be", E. Mellen, 1994
  • A Companion to the Characters in the Fiction and Drama of W. Somerset Maugham, Greenwood, 1996
  • Sing Glory and Hallelujah!, Greenwood, 1996
  • For Whom the Dinner Bell Tolls, International Scholars Publications , 1997
  • A William Somerset Maugham Encyclopedia, Greenwood, 1997
  • A Biographical Dictionary of 18th Century Methodism, E. Mellen, 1997
  • A Daily Calendar of John Wesley's Evangelical Travels in Georgia, the British Isles, Holland, and Germany: Book 1, Edwin Mellen Press, 2003
  • An Analysis of Various Versions of A.M. Toplady's "Rock of Ages, Cleft for Me" (1774-2001), Edwin Mellen Press, 2003
  • The Call of the Road: The Geographical Journey of Vachel Lindsay, Academica Press , 2006
  • Congregational Hymns from the Poetry of John Greenleaf Whittier: A Comparative Study of the Sources and Final Works, with a Bibliographic Catalog of the Hymns, McFarland, 2009
  • The American Pre-College Military School: A History and Comprehensive Catalog of Institutions, McFarland, 2009
  • America the Beautiful: A Sung Prayer of the Christian Tradition, Edwin Mellen Press, 2012

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The Children's Jubilee: A Bibliographical Survey of Hymnals for Infants, Youth, and Sunday Schools Published in Britain and America, 1655-1900

ISBN: 0313238804
Release Date: 1983-05-27

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