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Faculty: William Scott Harkey


 William Scott Harkey

Lecturer of English

MA in IDS (concentration in English), University of Houston-Victoria

BA in English, University of Houston-Victoria

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William Scott Harkey has been an educator for over ten years, beginning as a high school English teacher in 2005, an adjunct English instructor in 2009, and now as a lecturer of English for the University of Houston-Victoria. William received both his BA and MA from UHV and began working for the university in 2004 as a writing tutor. Since then, he has worked as an associate editor for symplokē, a research assistant, and a writing coordinator for the UHV Student Success Center.

William has published works in cultural and literary criticism, short fiction, and poetry. His primary interests lie in the fields of philosophy, psychoanalysis, sociology, and theology, with emphasis on how these disciplines contribute to our understanding of culture, identity, and our attitudes toward mortality.

Selected Publications:

“Alleviating Existential Despair: The Journey from Divinity to Mortality in Byron’s ‘Manfred.’” BlazeVOX. (Spring 2014). Web. 15 May 2014.

“Elevator: An Exposition on Identity in Present Tense.” Ishaan. (5). Web. July 2014.

“The Poetic Work of Mourning: Tennyson’s In Memoriam as the Freudian Trauerarbeit.” Literary Yard. Web. January 2015.

“Wednesday” Ishaan. (5). Web. July 2014.

“What am I to History?” Ishaan. (5). Web. July 2014.