English & Writing StudiesWestern Arts and Humanities

Joshua Schuster


Associate Professor

PhD, University of Pennsylvania, English, 2007 
Maîtrise, Université de Paris, X, Nanterre, Philosophy, 2001 
BA, University of Pennsylvania, English, 1998

Arts & Humanities Building 3G04
519 661-2111 ext. 85826 

On Sabbatical 1 July 2015 - 30 June 2016

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My research focuses on American Literature and environmental ideas.  I am currently finishing a book on modernist American literature and music in relation to environmental problems of the era between 1900-1950.  I am also beginning to work on a new book that discusses the literary, philosophical, and psychological implications of the extinction of animals.  I teach courses that cover a range of American writing, as well as courses on environmental literature, contemporary philosophy, and poetry.