Ben Lockerd

Professor
Department of English

Language and Literature

125 Lake Huron Hall
(616) 331-3575
lockerdb@gvsu.edu

Ben Lockerd

Courses
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)
Shakespeare
Philosophy and Literature
Religion and Literature

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

“Symbolism of the Senses: Discursive and Intuitive Reason in Much Ado and King Lear.” The Ben Jonson Journal, 18.2 (2011): 212-232.

“Eliot Studies.” In T. S. Eliot in Context, ed. Jason Harding. London: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 370-380

“Liberal Education and Politics: Twenty-Five Years in the Academy.” In The Democratic Discourse of Liberal Education. Ed. Lee Trepanier. Cedar City, UT: Southern Utah University Press, 2010. 45-72.

"The Truth of Beauty: Educating the Moral Imagination.” The Saint Austin Review (Jan. 2009): 9-12.

Introduction to Eliot and His Age: T. S. Eliot’s Moral Imagination in the Twentieth Century, by Russell Kirk. ISI Books, 2008.

The Sacred Marriage: Psychic Integration in "The Faerie Queene" (Bucknell University Press, 1987).

Aethereal Rumours: T. S. Eliot's Physics and Poetics(Bucknell University Press, 1998).

Annual review of scholarship on T. S. Eliot in American Literary Scholarship. (1998-2003)

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