College of Arts and Sciences

Everett HamnerEverett Hamner

Associate Professor

20th-21st c. American Literature & Film; Science, Health, & Technoculture; Religions & the Postsecular
Ph.D., University of Iowa

Office: QC Complex 2209
Phone: 309/762-9481 x62247
Office Hours:  Mon: 10am-12 pm; Wed: 10-11 am; Thu: 10-11 am (Spring 2018)
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Everett Hamner earned his master's degrees at Johns Hopkins and Regent College (Vancouver, Canada) before receiving his Ph.D. at Iowa. His essays may be found in such journals as American LiteratureModern Fiction StudiesReligion and Literature, Science Fiction Studies, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. His book,  Editing the Soul: Science and Fiction in the Genome Agewill be published by Penn State University Press in October 2017.

Selected Graduate Courses

Issues in Disciplinary Studies: Literature, Medicine, & Biotechnology

Religion, Literature, & Film: Postsecular Meaning

Topics in Literature: A Long History of Science Fiction

Forms: Ecofiction

Literary Traditions and Influences: African American and Latin American Fictions

Selected Undergraduate Courses

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

Introduction to the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Globalization from Ground Level

Introduction to the Liberal Arts & Sciences: Evolution

Contemporary American Literature: Environmental Justice

Forms of Biblical Literature: Ancient Genres & Modern Debates

Film & Literature: Memories of the Future

Women & Literature: Utopia, Dystopia, & the American Dream