Stephen F. Austin State University

Steve Marsden


Steven Marsden, Ph.D

Office Location: LAN 209


Ph.D., English Literature, 2004. Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas Dissertation: " 'Hot Little Prophets': Reading, Mysticism, and Walt Whitman's Disciples"

MA, English Literature, 1997. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois

BA, English Literature, History Minor, 1995. Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois.

Research Interests:

American Poetry
Literature of Mysticism
Biography and Autobiography
Transcendentalism and Pragmatism
Reader Response Theory
Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Horror in Literature
Educational Technology


A Solicited Review of Gary Schmidgall's Conserving Walt Whitman's Fame.
Walt Whitman Quarterly Review. 24.2-3 (2006-2007): 157-159.

''A Woman Waits for Me": Anne Gilchrist Reading Whitman," Walt Whitman Quarterly Review. 23.3-4 (2005-2006): 95-125.

'Faint Angel Voices I Didn't Always Savvy: T. S. Eliot and the Mystical Subtext of All the King's Men.' RPW: An Annual of Robert Penn Warren Studies. 1.1 (2000): 65-88.


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