Erik Hillskemper

Assistant Professor-English

573-592-4364

erik.hillskemper@williamwoods.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D., English, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, 2009; Dissertation: “Dissolving the Floors of Memory”: Perception of Time and History in the Works of Joseph Conrad, T.S. Eliot and James Joyce
  • M.A., English, magna cum laude, California State University, Chico, Calif., 2004
  • One-year Student Teaching Experience for Secondary Teaching Certificate in English, California State University, Chico, Calif., 2001-2002
  • B.A, English with an emphasis in English Education, cum laude, California State University, Chico

Affiliations:

  • Modern Language Association (MLA), 2008-Present
  • Conference on college Composition and Communication (CCCC), 2007-Present
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), 2002-2004

Publications:

  • "Perform a part thou hast not done before: The consequences of Sartrean Bad Faith in Shakespeare's Coriolanus," Bridging the Gap: Selected Conference Proceedings from the California State Universities Graduate Summit for the Northern Campuses, 2002
  • "A Tale Too Often Told: The Question of Historical Authority in the "Nestor" Episode of Joyce's Ulysses,"Crosscurrents in Irish and Scottish Studies, 2009.
  • "Filial Obligation and the "Legal Fiction" of Stephen Dedalus's Hamlet Theory in Ulysses," submitted for inclusion in the Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies, Fall 2009

Presentations:

  • "Memory, Perception, and Pocketwatches in the "Wandering Rocks" Episode of Ulysses, Postgraduate Seminar, University of Aberdeen, 2008
  • "Time, Death, and Memory in Joyce's "The Dead," sixth Crosscurrents Conference, University of Aberdeen, 2007
  • “Examining Henri Bergson’s Influence on Joseph Conrad,” Postgraduate Seminar, University of Aberdeen, 2006
  • “Two thousand years ago the other day: History and Experience in Conrad’s Hear of Darkness,” fifth Crosscurrents Conference, University of Aberdeen, 2005
  • “Perform a part thou hast not done before: The Consequences of Sartrean Bad Faith in Shakespeare’s Coriolanus,” California State Universities Graduate Summit for the Northern Campuses, 2002, California State University, Chico, 2002
  • “A Tale Too Often Told: The Question of Historical Authority in the ‘Nestor’ Episode of Joyce’s Ulysses,” ninth Crosscurrents Conference, University of Aberdeen, 2009
  • Filial Obligation and the "Legal Fiction" of Stephen Dedalus’s Hamlet Theory in Ulysses,” Migrating Minds: Imagined Journeys, Imagined Homecomings, Aberdeen WORD Festival, University of Aberdeen, 2009