Graduate Theological Union

Devin Phillip Zuber

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Assistant Professor of American Studies, Religion, and Literature

Core Doctoral Faculty

At GTU since 2011

PhD in English Literature, CUNY Graduate Center, 2010
MPhil, CUNY Graduate Center, 2007
MA, Queens College, CUNY, 2008
BA, Bryn Athyn College, 2000

Phone: 510/849-8280

Current Research and Teaching Interests

  • Environmental Literature and Ecocriticism
  • Religion & Literature
  • Romanticism
  • Aesthetics
  • Emanuel Swedenborg
  • Western Esotericism and New Religious Movements

Selected Publications

  • A Language of Things: Swedenborg and the American Environmental Imagination (University of Virginia Press, forthcoming 2017).
  • Blake and Swedenborg: An Anthology of Critical Essays (Swedenborg Foundation, forthcoming 2016).
  • "9/11 as Memento Mori: Still-Life and Image in Don DeLillo’s Ekphrastic Fiction.” In Radical Planes? Refiguring Crisis and Continuity in Post-9/11 Literature. Edited by Dunja Mohr and Brigit Däwes (Rodopi, 2016).
  • "Spiritualized Science and the Celestial Artist: Nathaniel Hawthorne and Swedenborgian Aesthetics.” In Philosophy, Literature, Mysticism. Edited by Stephen McNeilly. (The Swedenborg Society with Dedaecus Press, 2013)
  • “Radical Correspondence”: Emerson, Swedenborg, and Environmental Poetics." In Emanuel Swedenborg: Exploring a World Memory. Commemorative proceedings of the 2010 UNESCO Swedenborg Symposium at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (RSAS, 2013)
  • "Turning Things into Words, and Words into Things: Swedenborg, Fundamentalism, and the Pragmatist Aesthetic.” LWU: Literatur in Wissenschaft und Unterricht. Special Issue on Narratives of Fundamentalism. (XLV 1/2: Summer 2012).