Assistant Professor of English
Studies in History, Language, and Literature
Faculty of Christianity, Culture, and Human Expression
Brandon Schneeberger joined the Montreat College faculty in 2022 as an assistant professor of English. He earned his B.S.E. at Emporia State University, his M.A. at Kansas State University, and his Ph.D. at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where his research focused on conversation and epistemology in the works of Samuel Johnson. His teaching and research interests include religion, philosophy, etymology, and dialogue and how the great literary works of the Western tradition illuminate our understanding of these concepts. He has taught at Kansas State, UNLV, and Oklahoma State University and has published on a variety of British authors with a particular focus on early modern and eighteenth-century works. He serves as Managing Editor for The Ben Jonson Journal and is the author of the Ben Jonson page for Oxford Bibliographies in British and Irish Literature. He lives with his wife Dulce in Asheville.
“The Eighth Day: Liturgical Elements in G. K. Chesterton’s The Man Who Was Thursday.” Religion and Literature 54.3 (2022). (Forthcoming)
“Truth and Lies in Early Modern Literature.” In Critical Insights: Truth and Lies. Ed. Robert C. Evans. Amenia, NY: Salem Press, 2022. 104-23.
“The Play’s the Thing: Masking in Hamlet and Mansfield Park.” In Critical Insights: Truth and Lies. Ed. Robert C. Evans. Amenia, NY: Salem Press, 2022. 49-66.
“Fine Constantia Wine: Sacrificial Love and Eucatastrophe in Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.” In Critical Insights: Love. Ed. Robert C. Evans. Amenia, NY: Salem Press, 2022. 44-61.
“The Conversation of Friendship in Julius Caesar.” In Critical Insights: Julius Caesar. Ed. Robert C. Evans. Amenia, NY: Salem Press, 2021. 83-100.
“Coventry Patmore’s Divine Comedy: The Unknown Eros.” In New Insights into Literature and Catholicism in the 19th and 20th Centuries. Ed. Paul Rowan and David Torevell. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2021. 21-39.
“Dulce Domum: Conversation about Home and Homeland in The Wind in the Willows.” In Critical Insights: Patriotism. Ed. Robert C. Evans. Amenia, NY: Salem Press, 2021. 160-78.
“Beauty in Shakespeare’s Othello.” In Critical Insights: Othello. Ed. Robert C. Evans. Amenia, NY: Salem Press, 2021. 158-74.
“Learning in Wartime: Samuel Johnson and Spiritual Transcendence in The Vanity of Human Wishes.” In Critical Insights: Literature in Times of Crises. Ed. Robert C. Evans. Amenia, NY: Salem Press, 2021. 62-79.
“‘We are perpetually moralists’: Samuel Johnson and Renaissance Epistemology.” Quidditas 40 (2019): 220–49.
“‘Even to the edge of doom’: The Power of Desdemona’s Love in Othello.” In Sing, Goddess: Essays on World Literature. Ed. Jarret Keene. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2019. 63–69.