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Erik Hillskemper

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Associate Professor of English

(573) 592-4364


  • PHD, English, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, 2009
  • MA, English, California State University - Chico, 2004
  • BA, English, California State University - Chico, 2001

Teaching Philosophy:

  • What we call “intelligence” is really just a balancing act between curiosity, creativity, and skepticism. Education is the pursuit of such balance.

Major Areas of Interest:

  • Anglo-Irish Modernism
  • World War I
  • Temporality and Technology at the Turn of the 20th Century
  • Christian Hell and Human Ethics after 1914
  • Language Use and the Female Body from Chaucer to Milton

Courses Currently Teaching:

  • ART390 ART Internship I
  • ENG101 English Composition I - C
  • ENG319 History of the English Language
  • ENG280 Introduction to Literature -L
  • ENG414 Shakespeare
  • ENG234 Shakespeare and the Devil -L
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