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EnglishOur English degrees provide students with strong writing skills, and a background in critical analysis, the structure of language, and literary history.
203 Patterson Hall
Cheney, WA 99004
Matthew Binney, PhDAssociate ProfessorPatterson Hall 211NPhone: 509.359.7061Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
My Specializations and interests include long 18th century British literature, cosmopolitanism, travel literature, critical theory, moral and political philosophy.
Auburn University, PhD, 2004
I am interested particularly in early modern notions of and responses to the foreign in British and European travel accounts and how these inform philosophical and cultural discourse. I am also a Contributing Editor for The Scriblerian: http://www.scriblerian.net/.
"The "New" Nature in the Language of Travel: Domingo Navarrete's and John Locke's Natural Law Rhetoric," 1650-1850. Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era (forthcoming)
"Travel Experience and the 'New' Nature in early English Eighteenth-Century Travel Collections," Revue LISA / LISA e-journal (April 2011).
"Milton, Locke, and the Early Modern Framework of Cosmopolitan Right," Modern Language Review 105.1 (2010).
"The Justice of Tom Jones: A Reevaluation of Henry Fielding's Moral Theory," 1650-1850. Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Era 14 (2007).
"Late Seventeenth-Century, North American Travel Narratives: Nation-ness and Self-Reflectivity," The Seventeenth Century 21.2 (Autumn 2006): 383-403.
Survey of British Literature I, II, & III
17th -Century Literature and Culture
18th -Century Literature and Culture