Jason R. Denman, Ph.D.
Dr. Jason Denman is Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at Utica University. Professor Denman teaches a range of courses in composition and literature, particularly British literature to 1800. He has held short-term fellowships at the Folger Shakespeare Library and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
B.A. in English, Summa Cum Laude, University of California, Davis
M.A. in English, University of California, Irvine
Ph.D. in English, University of California, Irvine
Dr. Denman's articles on seventeenth-century English drama and poetry have appeared in Philological Quarterly, Restoration: Studies in English Literary Culture, 1660-1700,, Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research, The Explicator, and Notes & Queries.
Areas of Interest:
- Early British literature
- Seventeenth-century drama and lyric poetry
- Shakespeare, Beaumont and Fletcher, Milton, Dryden
English 101 and 102: Written Communication. Foundational composition sequence training students to write at the college level.
English 135: Introduction to Literature. General survey of short fiction, poetry, drama, and film as literature.
English 245: British Literature Survey, part 1. A survey of British literature from its medieval origins, through the early modern period, and into the beginning of the 18th century.
English 336: Literature of the Early Stuart Period. Major trends in English literature from 1604 to 1660.
English 367: Shakespearean Drama. The Shakespearean canon and its cultural, historical, and theatrical backgrounds.
English/Theater 375: Literature of the Theatre. This course covers dramatic texts from classical Athens to somewhere near the present, focusing on the broad theme of governance.
English 469: Milton. Surveys the “minor” poems and major prose of John Milton, laying the groundwork for thorough scrutiny of Paradise Lost.
Awards and Recognition
Dr. Virgil Crisafulli Distinguished Teaching Award, 2016
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