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Corey Zwikstra

Associate Professor
College of Arts and Sciences
1700 SW College Ave
Topeka, KS 66621-1117
Degrees & Certifications
University of Alberta, Bachelor of Arts
University of Notre Dame, Master of Arts
University of Notre Dame, Doctor of Philosophy
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.