Brandon Schneeberger

Brandon Schneeberger

Office: Morrill 411
Phone: 405-744-2087
Education: PhD, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Research Interests

  • 18th-century British Literature
  • Renaissance Literature
  • Conversation and dialogue in literature (especially short stories)
  • Classical and biblical influences on 19th- and 20th-century literature
  • Religion, theology, and literature

Selected Publications

“Learning in Wartime: Samuel Johnson and Spiritual Transcendence in The Vanity of Human Wishes.” In Critical Insights: Literature in Times of Crises. Ed. Robert C. Evans. Pasadena: Salem Press. (forthcoming, 2021)    
“Approaches to Teaching Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina: A Volume Edited by Lisa Knapp and Amy Mandelker.” In Critical Insights: Anna Karenina. Ed. Robert C. Evans. Pasadena: Salem Press. (forthcoming, 2021)

“The Search for Sunday: Liturgical Elements in The Man Who Was Thursday.” Religion and Literature (forthcoming, 2021) 

“Jefferson as Reader and Writer.” In Thomas Jefferson: Critical Insights. Ed. Robert C. Evans. Pasadena, Salem Press. 2020. 21-32.

“‘We are perpetually moralists’: Samuel Johnson and Renaissance Epistemology.” Quidditas 20 (2019): 220-49.

“‘Even to the edge of doom’: The Power of Desdemona’s Love in Othello.” In Sing Goddess: Essays in World Literature. Ed. Jarret Keene. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2019. 63-69.

“Ben Jonson.” In Oxford Bibliographies in British and Irish Literature. Ed. Andrew Hadfield. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018.

Selected Conference Presentations
“Talking Above the World: Samuel Johnson and the Conversation of Prayer.” Western Society of Eighteenth-century Studies. Tempe, AZ. 2019.

“‘Every man was more himself’: John Henry Newman, G. K. Chesterton, and the Grammar of Conversation.” Newman Association of America Conference. Atchison, KS. 2018.

Professional Service
Managing Editor, The Ben Jonson Journal, 2016-present

Current Research
I am currently working on an essay exploring the influence of Dante’s Divine Comedy on Coventry Patmore’s The Unknown Eros. Other works include an essay on the Trinitarian nature of conversation in Hannah More’s The Bas Bleu, or Conversation and an essay on Samuel Johnson’s Easter meditations.