English

Everett Hamner

Everett Hamner

Professor

20th-21st c. American Literature & Film (esp. sf); Science, Health, & Culture (esp. climate & biotech); Religion, Spirituality, & the Postsecular
Ph.D., University of Iowa

  • Office: QC Complex 2209
  • Phone: (309) 762-9481 x62247
  • Email: e-hamner@wiu.edu
  • Office Hours: Spring 2022 (via email/Zoom)
    • Mon 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Wed 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • Th 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Web page: http://everetthamner.com

Everett Hamner earned his Ph.D. at Iowa after master's degrees at Johns Hopkins and Regent College (Vancouver, BC). His essays and interviews may be found in such journals as American LiteratureModern Fiction StudiesReligion and Literature, Science Fiction Studies, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. His recent longer projects include a monograph,  Editing the Soul: Science and Fiction in the Genome Age (Penn State, 2017), and a special issue of Science Fiction Film and Television (2018) about the BBC America television series Orphan Black.

Selected Graduate Courses

Topics in Literature: Science Fictions Past & Present

Literary Traditions & Influences: Lit, Pop Culture, & Climate Action

Topics in Literature: American Gileads

Issues in Disciplinary Studies: Literature, Medicine, & Biotechnology

Religion, Literature, & Film: Postsecular Meaning

Forms: Ecofiction

Literary Traditions and Influences: African American and Latin American Fictions

Selected Undergraduate Courses

Senior Seminar: Dystopian Youths, Radical Futures

Forms of Biblical Literature: Modern Visits to an Ancient Library

Introduction to the Liberal Arts & Sciences: kNOw Other Worlds

College Writing I: Rethinking Racism in America

Ethnic Literatures of the U.S.: Black Lives Mattering

Senior Seminar: Imagining Revolution

Introduction to Film: Money, Work, & the Meaning of Life

Introduction to U.S. Literature: Dystopia, Apocalyptic, Horror, & Gender

Introduction to the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Evolution

Contemporary American Literature: Environmental Justice

Film & Literature: Memories of the Future