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Corey Zwikstra

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Academic History

Washburn University, Associate Professor, Department of English, Fall 2014 – present.

Washburn University, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Fall 2010 – Spring 2014.

Temple University, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Spring 2009 – Spring 2010.

Temple University, Lecturer (full-time), Department of English, Fall 2008.

University of Notre Dame, Instructor (as graduate student, part-time), 2001 - 2005.

Scholarly Interests/Activities

Medievalism, Old English Poetry, Middle English (esp. Chaucer), Exeter Book, Cynewulf, Old Norse Language and Literature, Book History, Authorship, Stylistics, Genre and Canon, English Linguistics.

Service Interests/Activities

Literature Emphasis Committee, 2011 - present

English Department Bunge Scholarship Committee, 2011 - present

English Department Scholarship Committee, 2011 - present

Humanities Division representative (elected), Interdisciplinary Studies Committee, 2011 - present

Humanities Division representative, Bachelor of Integrated Studies Committee, 2012 - presentt

First-Year Experience Committee, 2011 - present

Scholarly and Creative WTE review committee, 2011 - present

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of English and Germanic Philology, 2011

Academic Quest Super Saturday volunteer, 2011-2012

Career Accomplishments

Selected Publications and Presentations: 

Journal Articles:

“Frod and the Aging Mind in Old English Poetry,” Studies in Philology 108 (2011): 133-64.


Hooke, Della. Trees in Anglo-Saxon England: Literature, Lore and Landscape. Boydell Press, 2010. In Western Folklore, forthcoming Summer or Fall 2012.


“Sapientia ex Grammatica: The Learning of Wisdom through Grammar in Anglo-Saxon England,” presented at 35th Mid-America Medieval Association, University of Missouri-Kansas City, February 25-26, 2011.

“The Elegy in the Riddle: An Intertextual Solution to Exeter Book Riddle 4,” presented at 44th International Congress of Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 7-10, 2009.