A Professor of English and Assistant Academic Dean, Larry Shillock earned his B. A., M. A., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Dr. Shillock has published in the areas of critical theory, the modern novel, and film studies. More recently, he contributed chapters to volumes on science fiction and the sword and sandal film, both of which were edited by Michael G. Cornelius. “The Global and Local Femme Fatale in The Maltese Falcon: A Reappraisal” is forthcoming in Philological Papers. He is also a frequent contributor to The Bloomsbury Review, where he writes on an array of topics, including aesthetics, English studies, classical Hollywood cinema, gender, the history of the novel, and teaching. A previous holder of the Drusilla Stevens Mazur Research Professorship, he received the Assessment Award for Faculty in 2012 and the Donald F. Bletz Award for Teaching in 2013. He is currently working on a book project that reassesses the role of the femme fatale in film noir.
Dr. Shillock teaches courses in British literature and composition and on subjects spanning Homer to Homer Simpson. His hobbies—backpacking, bird watching, fly fishing, mountain biking, orchid hunting, 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.