Samuel Gladden

Samuel Gladden, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of the School of Human Sciences and Humanities and Professor of Literature,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3400
Office: Bayou 1529.06


Samuel Lyndon Gladden serves as associate dean of the School of Human Sciences and Humanities and holds faculty rank as a professor of literature. He previously served as special assistant to the dean of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Sciences and as a department head at the University of Northern Iowa.

Dr. Gladden has published widely on key figures in nineteenth-century British literature with books on Percy Shelley and Oscar Wilde and articles on Mary Shelley, Wilkie Collins, Bram Stoker, and others. He enjoys teaching and writing about literature from a variety of epistemological perspectives, and his work incorporates space and gender studies, psychoanalysis, and the New Historicism.

Dr. Gladden’s future research plans include a study of Wilde’s subversive—and ultimately Christian—use of religion in his fairy tales and poems in prose and an edited collection on the works of Nöel Coward.