About Me

Josh Matthews

Josh Matthews
Associate Professor of English

Phone: (712) 722-6250

Josh Matthews has taught a variety of courses at Dordt, including 18th and 19th century 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 undergraduate research into the magazines and newspapers of nineteenth-century print culture, using the American Antiquarian Society's periodical database.

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

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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