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  • Henry-York Steiner, PhD
    Henry-York Steiner, PhD
    Professor of English
    Patterson Hall 229H
    Phone: 509.359.2896

    English literature Generalist, Religious Studies, Humanities, Classical literature, Mythology, Folklore


    Grinnell College, BA, 1956
    Yale University, MA, 1957
    University of Oregon, PhD, 1963
    Instructor, Grinnell College, 1957-59
    Instructor, University of Oregon, 1959-63
    Assistant Professor, Yankton College, 1962-64
    Assistant Professor, Grinnell College, 1964-68
    Associate Professor, Eastern Washington University, 1968-77
    Professor, Eastern Washington University, 1977-
    Head, Department of English, Yankton College, 1963-64
    Associate Dean of the Faculty, Grinnell College, 1965-68
    Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Eastern Washington University, 1968-77
    Interim Dean of Honors-1993-94

    Recent Publications

    "The Decline of Logger Poetry," Proceedings of the Western States Folklore Association, 2010.
    "Fantasy and Myth in Cross-Cultural Education", Proceedings of Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, October, l998.
    "Folklore and Superstition in Contemporary America. Courtship and Wedding Rituals." Mukagawa English Review(Japan), Spring, 1999.
    Hellenism, Inhumanism, and Wilderness in the Poetry of Robinson Jeffers." Robinson Jeffers Association, April, 2001.

    Courses Taught

    The Intellectual Tradition of the Ancient World
    Perspectives on Death
    The Human Prospect
    Studies in Epic Fantasy/Mythology
    Introduction to Poetry
    History of Criticism and Literary Theory

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