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Tom J. Hillard

DSC_0485JPGAssociate Professor
Director, M.A. in English
Book Review Editor, ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment
Boise State University
1910 University Dr.
Boise, ID83725-1525

Office: Liberal Arts 233
Office Hours: Fall 2017, TBD
Office Phone: 426-2991

Fall 2017
ENGL 510: Major Author – Nathaniel Hawthorne


Dr. Tom J. Hillard is an Associate Professor of English at Boise State University, where he teaches courses on early American literature, environmental literary studies, Western American literature, and the literary Gothic. Dr. Hillard joined the English Department in 2007, after earning his Ph.D. in English from the University of Arizona, an M.A. in Literature and the Environment from the University of Nevada, Reno, and a B.A. in English from Boise State University. His current research and scholarship focuses on the intersections between fear, writing about nature, and the literary Gothic in 19th-century American literature and culture. He is co-editor of the book Before the West Was West: Critical Essays on Pre-1800 Literature of the American Frontiers (University of Nebraska Press, 2014).

Dr. Hillard is a former co-editor of the Boise State University Western Writers Series. He now serves as Book Review Editor for the Oxford University Press journal ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment.