Bryan Herek

Associate Professor of English
Director, Chowan Critical Thinking Program

Contact Information

(252) 398-6331

“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent." - John Donne

Education

  • PhD, English Language and Literature, University of Maryland, College Park
  • MA, English Language and Literature, University of Maryland, College Park
  • BA, English and Philosophy, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Courses Taught

  • Shakespeare
  • Law and Literature
  • Renaissance Literature
  • History of the English Language
  • Introduction to Literary Studies
  • Composition and Introduction to Literature
  • Composition
  • Critical Thinking 102 - Special Topics
  • Critical Thinking 101

Academic & Scholarly Achievements

  • Awards
    Master Teacher, Chowan Critical Thinking Program, 2015.

    Articles
    “Reconsidering the 1599 Bishops' Ban,” Renaissance Papers. (2011): 131-140.

    “John Donne’s Satyre III,” Explicator. 60.4 (2002): 193-196.

    Departmental Textbooks
    Herek, Bryan, Ed. David Green, Gen Ed. First Year Writing. Tapestry Press, 2013.

    Herek, Bryan, Ed. & Darelle Rollins, Gen. Ed. First Year Writing. Tapestry Press, 2010 – 2012.

    Consulting
    Digital Advisory Board. Engaging Questions: A Guide to Writing. Carolyn Channell and Timothy Crusius. McGraw-Hill, 2012

    Presentations

    “Reflections on the 2008 Summer Institute” American Shakespeare Center Blackfriars Conference,Organizer, Special Session, Staunton, Virginia, October 29, 2015

    “Shakespeare’s Sonnets and Illustration: Identifying the Dramatic Situation.” ART 371, CT—Illustration. Dr. Anna Freeman. Creative Consciousness Project. Chowan University. Murfreesboro, NC. January 28, 2015 (Invited Talk)

    “A Brief History of Satire.” Salon Lecture Series. Chowan University. Murfreesboro, NC. September 26, 2014

    “’That's what She Said.’ Satire and Gender.”  10th Annual Interdisciplinary Symposium (Thinking Gender Symposium), Chowan University, Murfreesboro, NC. April 21, 2014 (Invited Talk)

    “British Language and Literature: An Overview.” England Study Abroad Trip. Chowan University. Murfreesboro, NC. March 27, 2014 (Invited Talk)

    “So Who Wrote Shakespeare.” Salon Lecture Series. Chowan University. Murfreesboro, NC. March 21, 2014

    “Effective Employment of SafeAssign.” Professional Development Workshop. Chowan University. Murfreesboro, NC. November 4, 2013 (Invited Talk)

    “Staging Comedy of Errors in the Classroom.”  Pedagogy and Staging Colloquy. Biennial Blackfriars

    Conference. American Shakespeare Center. Staunton, VA. October 23, 2013

    “Andrew Marvell: Satirist.” South-Central Renaissance Conference. Omaha, Nebraska, March 22, 2013