Dr. Steven Almquist

Dr. Steven Almquist

Dr. Steven Almquist

Associate Professor
Chair, Division of Languages and Literature
Gregory Lucey Adm Center, 3rd Floor, Office 379
p: 251-380-4191
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), English, Univ Iowa (2008)
Master Degree, English, Univ Iowa (2004)
Master Degree, English, Univ North Dakota Grand Forks (1998)
Bachelor of Arts, English, Saint Mary's Univ Minnesota (1992)
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Dr. Almquist specializes in postcolonial literatures and theories, with a particular interest in literatures of the African Diaspora. His additional interests include contemporary world literatures and 20th-century American literature.  Since 2015, Dr. Almquist has also served as the Faculty Athletics Representative.

Selected Courses

ENG121: Composition and Literature I

ENG123: Composition and Literature II

ENG241: Introduction to Fiction

ENG296: Special Studies in Diversity: Sex, Culture, Violence

ENG496: Special Studies in Diversity: Introduction to Postcolonial Studies

ENG496: Special Studies in Diversity: Women Writers of the World

 Selected Publications 

"Not Quite the Gabbling of 'A Thing Most Brutish':  Caliban's Kiswahili in Aimé Césaire’s A Tempest," in Callaloo.

 Selected Presentations

Dr. Almquist frequently attends the British Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies conference in Savannah, GA. Recent presentations include:

“Breath, Eyes, Memory, and Geography: Mapping the Caco Women’s Pain in Edwidge Danticat’s Breath, Eyes, Memory.”

“Papa Don’t Preach: Catholicism, Authoritarianism and Coming of Age in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus.”

“’The Paradox of Plenty’:  Global Greed and Nigeria’s Oil Wars in Helon Habila’s Oil on Water.”

“The Power of Prayer: Religion as Institution among Institutions in Abyssinian Chronicles.”

“Garrulous Guppies and Churlish Chupwalas: Salman Rushdie’s Haroun and the Sea of Stories as Archetypal Conflict Narrative.”