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Dr. Brent Gibson

English Department
Office: Heard 110
UMHB Mail Box:UMHB Box 8008900 College St, Box 8008BeltonTX76513
Phone: (254) 295-4565(254) 295-4565
Subjects Taught: Rhetoric, Composition, American Literature, British Literature, Literary Theory, Literary Genre, Popular Literature, and Religion and Literature
Degrees Earned: B.S., Abilene Christian University; M.A., Texas A&M University; Ph.D., Baylor University

Brent Gibson obtained a Ph.D. from Baylor University in 1999 and has been teaching in the English Department at UMHB since the fall of that year.  Dr. Gibson teaches courses in Rhetoric and Composition, American Literature, British Literature, Literary Theory, Popular Literature, and Religion and Literature.  He also teaches an upper-level interdisciplinary Honors Seminar each fall.  Dr. Gibson regularly presents papers at the national conference of the Popular Culture Association and at the Southwest Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature.  He has previously served as both Vice President and President of the latter organization.  He also has served as Executive Secretary/Treasurer and as President of the Conference of College Teachers of English.  Dr. Gibson has published a book entitled An Annotated Bibliography of Walt Whitman, 1976-1985 (Mellen Press), and has published three articles in the Walt Whitman Encyclopedia.  He has also published articles in Christianity and LiteraturePopular Culture Review, and CCTE Studies.

Recent Publications

“What is the ‘Good’ of Reading Good Literature?” CCTE Studies, vol. 82, October 2017, pp. 21-26.

Review of Continuing Bonds with the Dead: Parental Grief and Nineteenth Century American Authors, by Harold K. Bush, Christianity and Literature, vol. 66, no. 1, December 2016, pp. 178-180.

“The Search for Meaning in the Films of Wes Anderson.” Popular Culture Review 27.2 (2016): 70-78.

“Katniss Everdeen, Role Model?: Morality and Ethics in the Hunger Games Trilogy.” Popular Culture Review 24.2 (2013): 83-90.

Cold Mountain as Spiritual Quest: Inman's Redemptive Journey.”  Christianity and Literature 55 (2006): 415-33.

Research Interests
  • Theology and Literature
  • Nineteenth-Century American Literature
  • Twentieth-Century American Literature
  • Literature and Film in Popular Culture
  • Christianity and the Arts