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: 4-5 pm (Fall 2018)
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Everett Hamner earned his master's degrees at Johns Hopkins and Regent College (Vancouver, BC) 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 recent longer projects include a monograph,  Editing the Soul: Science and Fiction in the Genome Age (Penn State, 2017), and a forthcoming special issue of Science Fiction Film and Television about the BBC America television series Orphan Black.

Selected Graduate Courses

Literature and Place: Narrating Climate Change

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

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