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Brandon Schneeberger

Visiting Assistant Professor

Office: Morril 314


PhD, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Areas of Interest & Expertise
  • Early modern literature

  • Eighteenth-century literature (Samuel Johnson)

  • The role of conversation in literature

  • Classical and religious influences in literature

Selected Publications
  • “The Eighth Day: Liturgical Elements in G. K. Chesterton’s The Man Who Was Thursday.” Religion and Literature 54.1 (2022). (Forthcoming)

  • “The Conversation of Friendship in Julius Caesar.” In Critical Insights: Julius Caesar. Ed. Robert C. Evans. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2022. (forthcoming)

  • “Coventry Patmore’s Divine Comedy: The Unknown Eros.” In Literature and Catholicism in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Vol. 2. Ed. David Torevell and Paul Rowan. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2022. (forthcoming)

  • “Dulce Domum: Conversation about Home and Homeland in The Wind in the Willows.” In Critical Insights: Patriotism. Ed. Robert C. Evans. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2021. 160-78.

  • “Beauty in Shakespeare’s Othello.” In Critical Insights: Othello. Ed. Robert C. Evans. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2021. 158-74.

  • “Learning in Wartime: Samuel Johnson and Spiritual Transcendence in The Vanity of Human Wishes.” In Critical Insights: Literature in Times of Crises. Ed. Robert C. Evans. Pasadena: Salem Press, 2021. 62-79.

  • “‘We are perpetually moralists’: Samuel Johnson and Renaissance Epistemology.” Quidditas 40 (2019): 220–49.

  • “‘Even to the edge of doom’: The Power of Desdemona’s Love in Othello.” In Sing, Goddess: Essays on World Literature. Ed. Jarret Keene. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2019. 63–69.

  • “Ben Jonson.” In Oxford Bibliographies in British and Irish Literature. Ed. Andrew Hadfield. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.

Professional Service

  • Managing Editor, The Ben Jonson Journal, 2016–Present

Current Research

I am currently preparing a monograph tracing the role of conversation and dialogue in literary works spanning from the early modern period through the works of Jane Austen.

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