Scott A Nowka

Professional Details

Title: Assistant Professer
Office: MH-236A
Phone: 978-542-7183
Email: scott.nowka@salemstate.edu
Resume: Scott A Nowka [DOC 39KB]

Spring Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
3132 01 ENL261 World Literature II
3133 02 ENL261 World Literature II

Professional Biography

I earned my master's degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago, writing my thesis on the relationship between seventeenth-century scientific writing and the prose style and narrative of Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders. I then earned a Ph.D. at the University of Iowa, continuing to study theĀ  relationship between literature and science. My dissertation, "Character Matters: Enlightenment Materialism and the Novel," considers how controversial scientific ideas shaped literary characters in the long eighteenth century, from canonical works like Laurence Sterne's Tristram Shandy and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to lesser-known works like Charles Johnstone's Chrysal, or the Adventures of a Guinea and Mary Hays's Memoirs of Emma Courtney.

Selected Presentations

“Addressing Reading-Based Challenges in the Classroom.” Presented with Rebecca Dean, Student Academic Support Services, SSU. Pearls and Perils of Classroom Teaching Conference,Salem, MA, May 20, 2011.

“Practical Approaches to Teaching Students with Asperger’s Syndrome at SSU.”Presented with Lisa Bibeau, Director of Disability Services, SSU. Pearls and Perils of Classroom Teaching Conference, Salem, MA, May 20, 2011.