|Joe specializes in nineteenth-century British literature and is fascinated by its relationship to religion and secularization. Currently, he is dissertating on the impact of liturgy and religious ritual on Romantic and Victorian writers. His publications have appeared or are forthcoming in SEL: Studies in English Literature, European Romantic Review, and Christianity and Literature.
Beyond his research focus, Joe’s interests include British literature—medieval to modern—, critical theory, and philosophical theology. He finds captivating almost anything he reads by Walter Pater, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Marilynne Robinson, Jean-Louis Chrétien, and David Bentley Hart. Their writings awaken in him wonderment before the mystery of being—and the loveliest part of that mystery: his wife and two-year-old daughter.
Ph.D Ohio State University (in process)
M.A. Ohio State University, 2012
B.A. Northwest University, 2008
ENGL1013 Composition I: Expository Writing
ENGL 4413 Literary Theory
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