English & Writing StudiesWestern Arts and Humanities

Joshua Schuster


Associate Professor
Graduate Development and Placement Coordinator

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 

Office Hours: Thursday 3:30-5 pm, or by appointment

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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.