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Josh Matthews

Josh Matthews
Associate Professor of English

Phone: (712) 722-6250
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Josh Matthews has taught a variety of courses at Dordt, including early American literature, science fiction, and introduction to film as art.  He specializes in early and nineteenth-century American literature, and he has published on the reception of Dante and the Divine Comedy in nineteenth-century America.  His American Literature I class features research into the magazines and newspapers of nineteenth-century print culture, using the American Antiquarian Society's periodical database; this unique resource allows students to conduct original research on the intersections between American history, literature, and culture.

His interests include Dante, Walt Whitman, and science-fiction writers Gene Wolfe and Philip K. Dick.  Matthews has supervised Kuyper Scholars contracts on Mark Twain and David Fincher.

He edits the book reviews for Pro Rege, Dordt College's journal of reformed studies, and he has also helped edit the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review and the Walt Whitman Archive.

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