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Idaho State University
Matthew VanWinkle

Matthew VanWinkle

Associate Professor of English

Office: LA 226



PhD, English (2006), Boston College

MA, English (1998), Boston College

BA, English (1995), Boston University


Selected Publications

"Christina Rossetti's 'By Way of Remembrance': Address, Intertextuality, and Abiding Self-Scrutiny." Victorian Poetry vol. 58, no. 1, Spring 2018, pp. 59-80.

"'That Smileless Mouth of Him': Humor and the Malice of Delay in Dracula." The Journal of Dracula Studies, no. 19, 2017, pp. 91-110.

"Tennyson's 'Tithonus' and the Exhaustion of Survival in The X-Files." The X-Files and Literature: Unweaving the Story, Unraveling the Lie to Find the Truth. Ed. Sharon R. Yang. Newcastle upon Tyne, England: Cambridge Scholars, 2007. 298-311.

"Fluttering on the Grate: Revision in 'Frost at Midnight.'" Studies in Romanticism, 43 (2004): 583-98.

"Mocking Stupendous Mechanisms: Romantic Parody and Frankenstein's Dream." Frankenstein's Dream. Ed. Jerrold E. Hogle. College Park, MD: U of Maryland; 2003.


Courses Taught


  • 6625: Seminar in a Literary Period
  • 4491: Senior Seminar in Literature
  • 4467/5567: Studies in Late 19th-Century Literature
  • 4466/5566: Studies in Early 19th-Century Literature
  • 3311: Writing and Research about Literature
  • 2268: Survey of British Literature II
  • 2267: Survey of British Literature I
  • 2211: Introduction to Literary Analysis
  • 1102: Critical Reading and Writing
  • 1101: English Composition