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Greg Brown

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

OFFICE: Preston 223
PHONE: 814-824-2461

Greg Brown is from Oklahoma and grew up on his parents' dairy farm. He earned his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, and his Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Mississippi. Dr. Brown is currently an assistant professor of English and the faculty advisor to Lumen, the student literary and fine arts journal. Dr. Brown teaches research and writing, creative writing, American literature, and environmental literature. His other interests include kayaking Lake Erie and backpacking in Pennsylvania's forests.

About Dr. Brown
    • Ph.D., English, University of Mississippi, 2009
    • M.A., English, University of Mississippi, 1997
    • B.A., University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, English, 1994
    • American Literature
    • Creative Writing—Poetry and Fiction
    • Desktop Publishing/Digital Typesetting
    • Ecological Theories of Literature
    • Fantasy Literature
    • Games and Narrative
    • History of the English Language
    • Modernism
    • Nature Writing
    • Poetry/Prosody
    • COMP 120: Research and Writing
    • ENG 140: Western Classics
    • ENG 200: Literary Studies: Environmental Poetry
    • ENG 200: Literary Studies: Fantasy World Building
    • ENG 200: Literary Studies: Reading Eco-Literature (honors)
    • ENG 200: Literary Studies: Reading Eco-Terrorism
    • ENG 261: American Realism
    • ENG 263: American Modernism
    • ENG 280: Introduction to Creative Writing
    • ENG 292: Film Narrative and Theory
    • ENG 311: Editing & Style
    • ENG 358: Seminar: American Environmental Literature
    • ENG 358: Seminar: American War Narratives
    • ENG 382: Creative Writing Poetry
    • ENG 384: Creative Writing Fiction
    • FSEE 135: Irish Modernism
    • Review: Breen, Oisín, Lilies on the Deathbed of Étaín and Other Poems. World Literature Today, May/June 2023.
    • Review: Stacy, Jason. Spoon River America: Edgar Lee Masters and the Myth of the American Small Town. Middle West Review, Vol. 9, No. 2, Spring 2023.
    • Review: Puchner, Martin. Literature for a Changing Planet. World Literature Today, July/August 2022.
    • Review: Herbert, W. J. Dear Specimen: Poems. World Literature Today, Mar./Apr. 2022.
    • Review: Gow, Derek. Bringing Back the Beaver: The Story of One Man’s Quest to Rewild Britain’s Waterways. World Literature Today,Winter 2021.
    • Review: Magnason, Andri. On Time and Water. Translated by Lytton Smith. World Literature Today, Autumn 2021. 
    • Review: Breen, Oisín. Flowers, All Sorts in Blossom, Figs, Berries, and Fruits Forgotten. World Literature Today, Autumn 2020.
    • Review: Ormsby, Frank. The Rain Barrel. World Literature Today, Summer 2020.
    • Review: Hofmann, Michael. One Lark, One Horse: Poems. World Literature Today, Autumn 2019.
    • Review: Reimagining a Place for the Wild. Edited by Leslie Miller and Louise Excell with Christopher Smart. World Literature Today, Summer 2019.
    • Panel Presentation: “Spoon River: Texts and Contexts.” Blasco Library, 2019
    • Review: Hildyard, Daisy. The Second Body. World Literature Today, Sept./Oct. 2018
    • Review: Chris Authur. Reading Life. World Literature Today, May/June 2018.
    • Review: Thinking Continental: Writing the Planet One Place at a Time. Edited by Tom Lynch, Susan Naramore Maher, Drucilla Wall & O. Alan Weltzien. World Literature Today, Mar./Apr. 2018.
    • Review: Armitage, Simon. Pearl: A New Verse Translation. World Literature Today, Sept./Oct. 2017
    • Conference Presentation: “Images of Decline.” Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment biennial conference, Wayne State University, 2017.
    • Review: Arboreal: A Collection of New Woodland Writing. Edited by Adrian Cooper. World Literature Today, Mar./April 2017
    • Review: Adamson, Robert. Net Needle. World Literature Today, Jan./Feb. 2017
    • Presentation: Teaching Sustainability. College English Association of Ohio Spring Conference, Kent State, 2016.
    • Poem: “Middle-Class Blues.” Wordstock: The Anthology Commemorating the 2016 Summer Poetry Festival, Erie, Pennsylvania. Poets’ Hall Press, 2016.
    • Review: Logue, Christopher. War Music. World Literature Today, Sept./Oct. 2016
    • Review: Ely, Steve. Englaland. World Literature Today, Sept./Oct. 2016
    • Poems: “Watershed,” “Middle-Class Blues,” “Mississippi State Highway Eight,” and “Unnatural Disasters.” Pea River Journal, Fall 2013.