Abram Steen, Ph.D.
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Abram Steen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English

506-858-8970 ext: 146

B.A. (Hons.), Calvin College
M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Honours & Scholarships

The Steven & Ella Steeves Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, Crandall  University, 2012
Pew Younger Scholars Fellowship, 1997-1998, 2001-2003

Courses Taught

Literary Heritage of the West
Renaissance Literature
Eighteenth-Century Literature
Victorian Literature
Development of the Novel           
American Literature
Literary Criticism
Jane Austen
Charles Dickens
Twentieth-Century World Authors
Twentieth-Century Postcolonial Literature 
Modern European Authors

Select Publications & Presentations

“‘over this Jordan’: Dying and the Nonconformist Community in Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress,” Modern Philology 110.1 (August 2012): 49-73.    

 “‘remembrest right’: Remembering the Dead in John Donne’s Songs and Sonets,Renaissance and Reformation, 33.2 (Spring 2010): 93-124.

 “Preparation for Death and Reform in Hamlet,” paper presented to the Shakespeare Association of America, Toronto, March 2013.

“Shakespeare’s Reluctant Protestantism: The Religious Turn in Shakespeare Criticism,”English Department Speaker Series, Dalhousie University, 15 February 2013.

“Searching for Transcendence: The Role of Literature in Charles Taylor’s A Secular Age,” paper presented to the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English, University of New Brunswick, May 2011.

“‘by this paper taught’:  Religious Communities in Donne’s Songs and Sonets,” panel at the John Donne Society, Modern Language Association, Chicago,   December 1999.