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S. Bradley Shaw

S. Bradley Shaw

Emeritus Professor of English

Year Started at GC: 1991

Ph.D, American Literature, University of Illinois, 1991
B.A., English and Religion, Greenville College, 1983

Publications and Presentations

  • “Reel Presence: Intersections between Faith & Film.” Editor, special theme issue of Christian Scholar's Review. Summer 2011.
  • “Gospel Spooks: The Cinematic Southern Gothic from To Kill a Mockingbird to Get Low.” Transcendence: Dark and Light--Cinema Studies Conference, Los Angeles Film Studies Center, April 1, 2011.
  • “Baptizing Boo: Religion in the Cinematic Southern Gothic.” Mississippi Quarterly. Summer 2010: 444-447.
  • “Food for Thought: Some Faith & Learning Basic Recipes.” Fall Faculty Fellowship. Greenville College. August, 14, 2009.
  • “Leaps and Faith.” Chapel Address. Greenville College. March 2, 2009.
  • “3:00 a.m. Questions: Balancing Teaching, Research, and the Demands of Family Life.” CCCU New Faculty Workshop. Azusa Pacific University. June 6, 2007.
  • “Perilous Passages in Romantic Self-Authorship: Genre and Gender in the American Slave Narrative Tradition. Invited lecture. Gordon College. April 19, 2006.
  • “Mary Louise Booth and Mary E. Wilkins Freeman’s Fashionable Fiction.” Modern Language Association. Washington, DC, December 28, 2005.
  • “Religion and the Cinematic Southern Gothic From Boo Radley to Sling Blade.” Nordic Association for American Studies. Växjö University, Sweden, May 26, 2005.
  • “Horton Foote, Robert Duvall and Religious Dimensions of the Cinematic Southern Gothic.” French Association for American Studies. University of Lille, France, May 24, 2005.
  • “Mary E. Wilkins Freeman’s Sentimental Cure for the Problematic Puritan Origins of the American Self.” Irish Association for American Studies. University of Cork, April 22, 2005.
  • “The Displaced Person in a Gray Flannel Suit: O’Connor’s A Good Man Is Hard to Find 50 Years Later.” British Association for American Studies. Cambridge University, England, April 14, 2005.
  • “Southern Re-Renaissance: Contemporary Fiction of the American South.” The American Studies Association of Norway. Oslo, September 24, 2004.

Related Experiences

  • Humanities Editor, Christian Scholar’s Review. 2004-2010
  • English Program Review Consultant, Blackburn College, Spring 2010
  • Participant, Slave Narrative Faculty Seminar, Gilder/Lehrman Institute of American History, Yale University, June 2008
  • Faculty Mentor and Invited Speaker, CCCU New Faculty Workshop, Azusa Pacific University, June 2007
  • Fulbright Scholar, University of Bergen, Norway, 2004-2005
  • Pew Summer Research Seminar, Gordon College, June 1998
  • Pew/Reinhard Research Fellowship, Greenville College, 1998-1999
  • Fulbright Scholar, University of Bergen, Norway, 1997-1998
  • Assistant Director, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar: “Uncle Tom’s Cabin and Antebellum American Culture,” Newberry Library, June-July, 1995 

About S. Bradley Shaw

S. Bradley Shaw grew up in Seattle Washington. He graduated from Greenville in 1983 with majors in English and Religion. He returned to GC as a professor in 1991 after completing a Ph.D. in American Literature at the University of Illinois. He has earned research fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Pew Charitable Trust, and Yale University's Gilder/Lehrman Institute of American History. In 1997-1998 and again in 2004-2005, Shaw served as the Fulbright Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Bergen in Norway. (He sometimes daydreams about returning to Europe in order to bike across the continent and field-test the ice cream and chocolate in each country.) He served as Director of Greenville College's Honors Program from 2010-2012. In the fall of 2011 he became Dean of the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences.

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