Meet our Faculty: Dr. Ethan Lewis

Ethan LewisDr. Ethan Lewis

Professor of English
Ph.D. English, Boston College

Phone: (217) 206-7436
Office: UHB 3068

Teaching Concentration: Shakespeare; Milton; 17th-century literature; 20th-century literature; modern and contemporary poetry

Selected Courses Taught: The Shakespeare Project, Six Contemporary Poets; Case Studies in Historical Fiction; Literary Truism; Milton Seminar; Literary Study and Research; Introduction to Drama; Graduate Symposium

Awards:

  • University Scholar 1999
  • Pearson Award for Distinguished Teaching
  • Capital Scholars Teaching Award
  • National Edgar Award (w/ Dr. Robert Kuhn McGregor, awarded for Conundrums for the Long Week-End; England, Lord Peter Wimsey, and Dorothy L. Sayers.)

Selected Publications:

  • The Shakespeare Project and Ensuing Essays (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2015)
  • Reflexive Poetics (Cambridge Scholars, 2012)
  • Modernist Image (Cambridge Scholars, 2010)
  • Conundrums for the Long Week-End; England, Lord Peter Wimsey, and Dorothy L. Sayers (Kent State University Press, 2004)

Biography:
Ethan Lewis has taught at UIS for 22 years. He previously taught at Boston College, where he received his BA and Doctorate. He has authored four books and is currently at work on two more.

“In my discipline, critical thinking can be defined as explication of how an author’s words convey what they convey. Closely study one Shakespeare play, for instance, and you have his oeuvre at your behest for the rest of your life. What a treasure trove to enrich your days!”