Associate Professor of English
B.A., M.A., and Ph. D., University of Minnesota
Donald F. Bletz Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1999
An Associate Professor of English and Assistant Academic Dean, Professor Larry Shillock earned his B. A., M. A., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
He has published in the areas of critical theory, the modern novel, and film studies. More recently, he contributed to The Boy Detectives: Essays on the Hardy Boys and Others and has chapters appearing in a Festschrift in honor of Armand Singer (West Virginia University) and a volume on the sword and sandal film. He is a frequent contributor to The Bloomsbury Review, where he writes on an array of topics, including English studies, the history of the novel, college teaching, film, and culture. A previous holder of the Drusilla Stevens Mazur Research Professorship, he is currently working on a project that reassesses the role of the femme fatale in historical film noir.
Dr. Shillock teaches courses in British literature, literary theory, film studies, composition, the history of ideas, and the western tradition. His hobbies—fly fishing, bird watching, orchid hunting, backpacking, mountain biking, and solar-home design—more closely resemble obsessions. Each summer, he can be found at his house in Montana near Yellowstone Park, which he co-designed and built.