Samuel Gladden, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of the School of Human Sciences and Humanities and Professor of Literature,
College of Human Sciences and Humanities
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.