John Schwiebert


Dr. John Schwiebert, Professor of English

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Nineteenth-century American literature (concentrations in Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, American Transcendentalism); 
  • eighteenth-century and Romantic British literature; 
  • creative writing (journals and notebooks; creative nonfiction); 
  • Eugene O'Neill; 
  • modern American drama

Recent Courses:

  • Advanced College Writing
  • American Literature (Beginnings to 1860)
  • British Literature (Neoclassic and Romantic)
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Notebooks and Journals
  • M.A. seminars on Walt Whitman, Eugene O'Neill, Emily Dickinson, American Transcendentalism

Publications and Presentations:

  • Reading and Writing from Literature (introductory writing and literature textbook);
  • The Frailest Leaves:  Whitman's Poetic Technique and Style in the Short Poem (book);
  • Writing Across the Curriculum:  An Annotated Bibliography (book);
  • articles and presentations on (titles/topics):  
  • "The Greatest Lover" (Walt Whitman)
  • "What's in a Note?" (theory and practice of taking notes)
  • "Chanticleer Poet" (Henry David Thoreau)
  • "Literature, So What?" (why read and write?)
  • "Idle Thoughts"
  • "Samuel Johnson on Imagination"  

Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Office: EH 457

Phone:  801.626.6289