About Me

Josh Matthews

Josh Matthews
Assistant Professor of English

Phone: (712) 722-6250

Dr. Matthews specializes in early and nineteenth-century American literature.  His major interests in this area include Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, and literature of the colonial and American backcountries.  He also enjoys science fiction.

He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.  His dissertation, "The American Alighieri: Receptions of Dante in the United States, 1818-1867," examined the rise of Dante in early American popular culture and during the Civil War. 

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