Dr. Bev Hogue
Title: McCoy Professor
Education: Ph.D. in English, Bowling Green State University, 2000; Master of Arts in English, University of Kentucky, 1987; Bachelor of Arts in English, Asbury College, 1984
Research Interests: Postcolonial literature; relationships between literature and place; creative nonfiction pedagogy
Recent Publications: “Thirteen Ways of Looking at an Essay: Nature Writing through Multiple Lenses.” Pedagogy 13.3 (Fall 2013): 549-53.
“Suffering that Slips through Rhetorical Gaps: Colson Whitehead’s John Henry Days.” On Suffering: An Inter-Disciplinary Dialogue on Narrative and the Meaning of Suffering. Ed. Nate Hinerman and Matthew Sutton. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2012. 103-118.
Courses (Fall 2014): College Composition, Sports Literature, Concepts of Comedy, African-American Literature
Courses (Spring 2015): Honors Literature, Survey of U.S. Literature II, Representative American Writers
Phone: (740) 376-4657
What can a student expect when taking one of your classes?
Students can expect to view texts as a portal to the world of ideas. In class we take those ideas out and play with them to see what kind of meaning we can make, and then we write analytical essays to develop skills in communicating those ideas to others.
What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?
I love seeing students take exciting steps in developing their reading, writing, and critical thinking skills, but more than anything else I love seeing them step beyond familiar territory to take risks in their writing and thinking.
When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?
I love walking in the woods, watching birds, going out in my canoe, and spending time with family, and I’m never happier than when I have a camera in my hand.
Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?
I use print books and e-books for different reasons: e-books for light reading I don’t intend to use in class, print books for texts I need to write all over.
What is your favorite location on campus and why?
I love the Legacy Library. It’s bright, comfortable, and full of books, and if you sit quietly, you can feel the energy produced by people thinking.
What is your favorite Marietta College event?
Commencement is great because I get to see students reach a goal and celebrate with their families, and it’s always exciting to see students who have worked really hard receive the rewards they deserve.