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Dr. Brent Gibson

Professor
English Department
Office: Heard 110
UMHB Mail Box:UMHB Box 8008900 College St, Box 8008BeltonTX76513
Phone: (254) 295-4565(254) 295-4565
Subjects Taught: Rhetoric, Composition, American Literature, British Literature, Literary Theory, Literary Genre, Popular Literature, and Religion and Literature
Degrees Earned: B.A., Abilene Christian University; M.A., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., Baylor University
Bio

Brent Gibson obtained a Ph.D. from Baylor University in 1999 and has been teaching in the English Department at UMHB since the fall of that year.  Dr. Gibson teaches courses in Rhetoric and Composition, American Literature, British Literature, Literary Theory, Popular Literature, and Religion and Literature.  He also teaches an upper-level interdisciplinary Honors Seminar each fall.  Dr. Gibson regularly presents papers at the national conference of the Popular Culture Association and at the Southwest Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature.  He has previously served as both Vice President and President of the latter organization.  He also has served as Executive Secretary/Treasurer and as President of the Conference of College Teachers of English.  Dr. Gibson has published a book entitled An Annotated Bibliography of Walt Whitman, 1976-1985 (Mellen Press), and has published three articles in the Walt Whitman Encyclopedia.  He has also published an article on Cold Mountain in the journal Christianity and Literature and multiple articles in Popular Culture Review.

Recent Publications
  • “The Search for Meaning in the Films of Wes Anderson.” Popular Culture Review 27.2 (2016): 70-78.

  • “Katniss Everdeen, Role Model?: Morality and Ethics in the Hunger Games Trilogy.” Popular Culture Review 24.2 (2013): 83-90.

  •  “Cold Mountain as Spiritual Quest: Inman's Redemptive Journey.” Christianity and Literature 55 (2006): 415-33.
  • An Annotated Walt Whitman Bibliography, 1976-1985. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2001.
Research Interests
  • Theology and Literature
  • Nineteenth-Century American Literature
  • Twentieth-Century American Literature
  • Literature and Film in Popular Culture
  • Christianity and the Arts

College of Humanities and Sciences
Dr. Daniel Mynatt, Dean
dmynatt@umhb.edu
Address:  900 College Street | Belton, TX 76513
Phone: (254) 295-4143