Katherine Calloway

Katherine Calloway

Visiting Assistant Professor of English
Phone: (805) 565-7176
Email: kcalloway@westmont.edu
Office Location: Reynolds Hall 104

Office Hours
Fall 2014
TuTh 5:05-6:05 PM
and by appointment




  • 2010 PhD, English Literature, University of British Columbia
  • 2005 Master of Arts, English Literature, Baylor University
  • 2003 Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude, Baylor University, University Scholars



Natural Theology in the Scientific Revolution: God’s Scientists. Forthcoming from Pickering & Chatto, July 2014.


  • “‘His Footstep Trace’: the Natural Theology of Paradise Lost.” Forthcoming in Milton Studies,          October, 2014.
  • “Milton’s Lucretian Anxiety Revisited.”  Renaissance and Reformation 32.3 (2009): 79-97.
  • “Wordsworth’s The Prelude as Autobiographical Epic” The Charles Lamb Bulletin 141 (2008): 13-19.
  • “Beyond Parody: Satan as Aeneas in Paradise Lost.”  Milton Quarterly 39.2 (2005): 82-92.
  • “Pulvis et Umbra Sumus: Horace in Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises.”  Hemingway Review 25.1 (2005): 120-31.


Milton Studies, vol. 41, ed. Albert C. Labriola.  Christianity and Literature 54.2 (2005): 293-95.

Work in Progress


“‘The Great, Dramatic Poem of Nature’: Poetry and Natural Theology in Seventeenth-Century England.”


“‘Broken Knowledge’? Competing Conceptions of ‘Wonder’ in Bacon and Donne.” 

Fellowships and Awards

  • 2011-2013       Lilly Postdoctoral Fellowship in Humanities and English, Valparaiso University
  • 2011-2012       Outstanding Teacher Awards, Valparaiso University Delta Delta Delta Sorority Office of Multicultural Programs
  • 2009-2010       Gilean Douglas Scholarship in English, University of British Columbia
  • 2008-2009       Pacific Century Graduate Scholarship, University of British Columbia
  • 2006-2008       University Graduate Fellowships, University of British Columbia
  • 2005-2006       Graduate Entrance Scholarship, University of British Columbia
  • 2005                Charles G. Smith Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Baylor University
  • 1999-2003       Regent’s Scholarship, Baylor University


2014-2015       Visiting Assistant Professor, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA
                                    ENG 046: British Literature to 1800
                                    ENG 006: Studies in Literature (Rise of Science)
                                    ENG 002: Composition
2013-2014       Instructor, Gordon College, Wenham, MA
                                    COR 107: The Great Conversation / University Writing
                                    ENG 141: Western Literature
2012-2013       Lecturer, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
                                    Christ College 115: Texts and Contexts II
                                    Christ College 115: John Milton’s Paradise Lost
                                    ENGL/CC 300: Literature and Science
                                    ENGL 420: Literature of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
2011-2012       Lecturer, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
                                    Christ College 115: Texts and Contexts II
                                    Christ College 115: The Rise of Science
                                    ENGL/CC 300: Milton and His World
2010-2011       Lecturer, University of British Columbia
                                    ENGL 112: Strategies for University Writing
                                    ENGL 221: British Literature, 1800-present
2008                Doctoral Teaching Fellow, University of British Columbia
ENGL 110: Approaches to Literature (Christianity and Literature)
2005-2010       Teaching Assistant, University of British Columbia
ENGL 354: Renaissance literature (Milton with Dennis Danielson)
ENGL 349: Renaissance literature (metaphysical poetry with P.G. Stanwood)
ENGL 354: Renaissance literature (Milton with P.G. Stanwood)
ENGL 347: Renaissance literature (Sir Philip Sidney with Stephen Guy-Bray)
ENGL 121: Rhetoric (with a focus on the rhetoric of health and medicine)
ENGL 110: Approaches to Literature (the fiction/nonfiction divide)
ENGL 110: Approaches to Literature (20th-century American)
2004-2005       Instructor, Baylor University
                                    ENG 1305: Thinking and Writing
                                    ENG 1306: Thinking, Writing, and Research
2003-2004       Consultant, Writing Center, Baylor University


“‘The Boy and the Watch-Maker’: John Bunyan’s Book for Boys and Girls and Natural Theology.”  International John Bunyan Society Seventh Triennial Conference.  Princeton, NJ.  August 2013.
“The Storybook of Nature: John Ray’s The Wisdom of God, 1691.”  Conference on Christianity and Literature.  Grand Rapids, MI, April 2012.
“Three Ways of Reading ‘Two Books’: John Wilkins, John Ray and Richard Bentley.” The Bible in Seventeenth Century, University of York, UK, July 2011. 
 “Milton’s Lucretian Anxiety Revisited.”  9th International Milton Symposium, London, UK. July 2008.
 “‘Denominating Such Discourse as this’: The Natural Theology of Henry More and John Ray.” Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society, Vancouver, BC. April 2008.
“What the Lion Meant: Spenser’s Use of Animals in Book 1 of The Faerie Queene.”  Conference on Christianity and Literature, Langley, BC. May 2007.
“Imagine There’s No Heaven: Lucretius in Milton’s Paradise Lost.”  Conference on Christianity and Literature, Malibu, CA. March 2006. 
 “Saints and Thieves: Community and the Self in Dante’s Inferno.”  Art and Soul Conference, Waco, TX. April 2005. 
“The Two Wordsworths in The Prelude, Book I.”  Conference of College Teachers of English Annual Meeting, Waco, TX. March 2005.

Invited Talks

2012    Physics Colloquium, Valparaiso University.
2011    Books and Coffee Series, Valparaiso, IN.
2011    Church Vocations Symposium, Valparaiso, IN.

Society Memberships

2009-present   The Modern Language Association
2009-present   The Renaissance Society of America
2007-present   The Milton Society of America
2004-2007       Conference on Christianity and Literature

Academic Service

2011                Reviewer, Broadview Press
2005-2010       English Graduate Student Caucus, University of British Columbia:
                                    Co-Chair (2007-2008)
Graduate Faculty Committee (2006-2007, 2008-2010)
                                    Social Committee (2006-2008)

2005-present   Graduate and Faculty Christian Forum, University of British Columbia:
                                    Secretary (2006-2011)
2003-2005       English Graduate Student Association, Baylor University:
                                    Professional Development Coordinator (2004-2005)
                                    Orientation Committee (2004)


Latin and German