College of Arts and Sciences

Everett HamnerEverett Hamner


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


Office Hours:  Spring 2021 (via email/Zoom)


Everett Hamner earned master's degrees at Johns Hopkins and Regent College (Vancouver, BC) before a Ph.D. at Iowa. 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

Introduction to the Liberal Arts & Sciences: kNOw Other Worlds

College Writing I: How to be a Watchful Antiracist

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

Forms of Biblical Literature: Ancient Genres & Modern Debates

Film & Literature: Memories of the Future