Ben Lockerd

Department of English

Language and Literature

125 Lake Huron Hall
(616) 331-3575

Ben Lockerd

ENG 220 British Literature I
ENG 221 British Literature II
ENG 313 Shakespeare
ENG 322 Renaissance Literature
ENG 663 Shakespeare Graduate Seminar

Research Interests
Edmund Spenser
T. S. Eliot (past President of the T.S. Eliot Society)
Philosophy and Literature
Religion and Literature

Recent Publications
"'A People without History': Eliot's Critique of Evolutionary History." In T.S. Eliot, France, and the Mind of Europe. Ed. Jayme Stayer. Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars. Forthcoming.

T. S. Eliot and Christian Tradition. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2014.

“’Superficial Notions of Evolution’: Eliot’s Critique of Evolutionary Historiography.” Religion and Literature, 44.1 (2012): 174-80.

Recent Honors, Awards and Distinctions
Celebrated Faculty Member, GVSU Housing Office, 2009.

Granted membership in the International Association of University Professors of English, 2009.

Alumni Outstanding Educator Award, GVSU, 2007.

Outstanding Faculty Award, GVSU Honors College, 2007.

Research Fellowship, Folger Shakespeare Library, Fall, 2005.

Outstanding Faculty Award, GVSU Honors College, 2004.

B.S., University of Wyoming
M.A., University of Toronto
Ph.D., University of Connecticut