Tim O’Neil, PhD student in Early American Literature

BA Oklahoma State University
MA Oklahoma State University 

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Colonial American Literature through the Nineteenth Century
  • Colonial American History
  • Cotton Mather
  • Jonathan Edwards
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne

Honors and Offices

  • Jacob K. Javits Fellow – 2007-present
  • OSU Creativity Initiative, Steering Committee Member – 2008-present
  • OSU Freshman Research Scholars Program, Director – 2008-present 

Conference Presentations

  • OSU Representative for The Office of Scholar Development and Recognition
    Education, Innovation and Discovery: The Distinctive Promise of the American Research University, Hilton Washington D.C., November 2008.

  • “Eden in the New England Wilderness: Milton’s Position in Hawthorne’s ‘Young Goodman Brown.’” Boundaries Crossed: English in the Age of Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Tulsa, March 2008.

  • "Advice for Applicants to the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship.”
    Getting It Right: A Workshop for New Advisors, National Association of Fellowships Advisors, University of Arkansas, July 2008. 

Current Research/Articles in Progress

  • I am currently preparing a critical edition of Cotton Mather’s letters to The Royal Society—collectively titled the “Curiosa Americana”—from the original 1723 manuscripts held by the American Antiquarian Society.  I am also working on an article that examines vision and utopian construction in Hawthorne’s The Blithedale Romance.    

Why OSU?

OSU is a vibrant collegial community of experienced, innovative scholars who are uniquely “knit together by this bond of love and live in the exercise of it.”