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Ed Simon

Adjunct Assistant Professor, English and Media Studies
Ph.D. , Lehigh University , 2017
PGCert , University of Strathclyde, 2008
M.A. , Carnegie Mellon University , 2007
B.A., Washington and Jefferson College, 2006
Office: Morison Hall 118 | 781.891._2895 |

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Ed Simon is an adjunct Assistant Professor of English and Media Studies, and an Editor-at-Large for the Marginalia Review of Books, a channel of the Los Angeles Review of Books. In addition to teaching and his academic research, he is also a frequent contributor at several sites, including The Atlantic, The Paris Review Daily, Newsweek, Aeon, Nautilus, Berfrois, Atlas Obscura, Jacobin, Salon, and the Washington Post.

Teaching Interests

Composition, Speaking, Rhetoric, Literature, Non-Fiction

Research Interests

Early modern and early American literature and religion.

Professional Links


Journal Article(s)
Simon, E. (2017). “Why Sasquatch and Other Crypto-Beasts Haunt Our Imaginations” . The Journal of the Anthropology of Consciousness .

Simon, E. (2017). “Joel Barlow’s Miltonic Epic and Western Directional Poetics".

Simon, E. (2016). “The Fantasy of Non-Colonial Conversion in Unca Eliza Winkfield’s The Female American” .

Simon, E. (2019). Engagements with the Bible and Literature .

Simon, E. (2018). America and Other Fictions: On Radical Faith and Post-Religion.

Edited Volumes
Simon, E. (Ed.). (2018). The Anthology of Babel.

Book Chapters
Simon, E. “Political Theology and the Alternate Enlightenment in Blake and Husband” . Globalizing the American Revolution

Simon, E. (2017). “’The One Who Knocks:’ Milton’s Lucifer and the American Tragic Character". The Hermeneutics of Hell: Visions and Representations of the Devil in World Literature

Simon, E. (2015). “Cotton Mather’s Heterodox Puritanism and the Construction of America” . Catholics and Puritans in the trans-Atlantic world, 1500-1800

Simon, E. (2015). “Bradstreet and Trans-Atlantic Non-Conformism in the American-Prophetic Mode” . Prophecy and Eschatology in the trans-Atlantic World, 1500-1800