Katherine Calloway

Katherine Calloway

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

Office Hours
Spring 2016
TuTh 10:30 - 11:50 AM
and by appointment

Seventeenth-century English literature; Milton; literature and science



  • 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

Professional Appointments

2014-2015  Visiting Assistant Professor, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA
2011-2013  Lilly Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN
2010-2011  Lecturer, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC.

Selected Publications


Natural Theology in the Scientific Revolution: God’s Scientists. (London, UK: Pickering & Chatto, 2014).


  • “‘His Footstep Trace’: the Natural Theology of Paradise Lost.” Milton Studies 55 (2014): 53-85.
  • 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.


  • Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA
  • ENG 158 - Renaissance Literature (Spring 2015)
    ENG 046 - British Literature to 1800 (Fall 2014)
    ENG 006 - Studies in Literature: Science and Religion in Western Literature (Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016)
    ENG 002 - Composition (Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015)
    ENG 060 - Writers in Conversation: Science and Literature

  • Gordon College, Wenham, MA
  • Western Literature (Spring 2014)
    Foundations in Thinking, Reading and Writing (Fall 2013)

  • Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 
  • Texts and Contexts II (Spring 2012, Spring 2013)
    Seminar on Paradise Lost (Spring 2013)
      Literature and Science (Fall 2012)
    Literature of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (Fall 2012)
    Seminar on the Rise of Science (Spring 2012)
    Milton and His World (Fall 2011)

  • The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
    Strategies for University Writing (Fall 2010, Spring 2011)
    British Literature, 1800-present (Spring 2011)
    Approaches to Literature: Christianity and Literature (Fall 2008)
    Teaching Assistant: 
    Renaissance Literature (Spring 2008, Fall 2009, Spring 2009, Fall 2010)
    Introduction to Literary Theory (Fall 2007)
    Approaches to Literature (Fall 2005, Spring 2006)

  • Baylor University, Waco TX
  • Thinking, Writing and Research (Spring 2005)
    Thinking and Writing (Fall 2004)

Awards and Fellowships

    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

    Spring 2008     Doctoral Teaching Fellow, University of British Columbia

    2006-2008       University Graduate Fellowships, University of British Columbia

    2005-2006       Graduate Entrance Scholarship, University of British Columbia

    1999-2003       Regent’s Scholarship, Baylor University

Conference Participation

  • “‘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.