Prof. Dallin Lewis is an assistant professor of English in the Division of Humanities at Southern Virginia University.
His scholarly research focuses on eighteenth-century British literature, with emphases in the Atlantic World, environmental criticism, political economy, and colonialism. He is at work on a book project provisionally titled, “The Plantation Aesthetic: Political Economy and Literary Form in the British Atlantic World,” which explores the rise of the plantation complex in the British literary imagination. His work has been published in European Romantic Review, Religion & Literature, Encyclopedia of British Literature, 1660-1789, and The Eighteenth-Century Current Bibliography. He has also participated in seminars and workshops sponsored by the Wheatley Institute, the Lewis Walpole Library, Notre Dame’s London Center, and the Joseph Smith Summer Seminar.
Prior to Southern Virginia University, Prof. Lewis taught as a lecturer at Gonzaga University, where he developed a literature course for non-English majors on vocation and the meaning of work. At the University of Notre Dame, where he earned his doctoral degree, he developed a course on religion, literature, and the environment, which won the Annual Syllabus Prize forReligion & Literature, and one on ancient and modern tragedies, for which he was awarded an Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award.
You can view his academic profile here.
He and his wife, the former Janelle Otteson, live near Lexington, VA with their four children.
B.A. with University Honors, Brigham Young University (2009); Ph.D., University of Notre Dame (2015)
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