Scott A Nowka

Professional Details

Title: Associate Professer
Office: SB-209A
Phone: 978-542-7183
Email: scott.nowka@salemstate.edu
Resume: Scott A Nowka [DOC 39KB]

Summer Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
1532 01 ENG725 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Literature I

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 the  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.

For more information, see my website.

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.