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Craig Woelfel: Faculty and Staff

Craig Bradshaw Woelfel
Assistant Professor, Director of College Writing


First Year Advisor

Research, Professional and Creative Activity:

  • Organized, co-edited, and contributed an essay to a special issue of Religion and Literature on "New Directions in Scholarship on T. S. Eliot and Religion and Literature," 2013.
  • Published “Stopping at the Stone: Rethinking Belief (and ‘Non-Belief) in Modernism via A Passage to India” in Twentieth Century Literature, 2012
  • Published “Jungian Descent in ‘Croft Woods’” in The Salt Companion to Richard Berengarten, Cambridge: Salt Publishing, 2011
  • Published “The Waste Land and Dante’s Poetics of Revelation” in Semicerchio, 2008
  • Frequent presenter at conferences and seminars on topics related to religion and literature
  • Member, Modern Language Association and T.S. Eliot Society

Professional Profile:

Professor Woelfel earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Notre Dame with specializations in British and American Literature and the history of Aesthetics. His dissertation focused on the varieties of aesthetic and religious experience and literary modernism, and his current research interests continue to combine his diverse background in literature, aesthetic theory, religious studies, and cultural studies. He received both an M.A. and a B.A. in Literatures and English from the University of California, San Diego.

Teaching and Related Service:

Courses taught:

  • Modern and Contemporary American Lit (fiction and poetry)
  • Modern and Contemporary British Lit (fiction and poetry)
  • American Lit (Civil War-present)
  • British Lit (1800-present)
  • Anglo-Irish Literature
  • African-American Literature
  • Religion and Literature
  • Humanities
  • Aesthetics & Poetics
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Literary Criticism and Theory
  • Rhetoric and Composition
  • World Literature
  • Classics in Translation

Previously taught at:

  • Claremont McKenna College
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of California, San Diego