Dr. Andrew J. Harvey

Associate Professor of English

Contact Information:

Office: Hall of Arts and Letters - 200 E

Phone: 724-458-2018

E-mail: AJHarvey@gcc.edu

Mailing Address: Grove City College, 100 Campus Drive. Box #3038, Grove City, PA 16127



Prayer, the Church’s banquet, Angels’ age,

God’s breath in man returning to his birth,

The soul in paraphrase, heart in pilgrimage,

The Christian plummet sounding heav’n and earth . . .


Church-bells beyond the stars heard, the soul’s blood,

The land of spices, something understood.


               -- from George Herbert’s sonnet, “Prayer”

Career Highlights  


    B.A., English Literature:  James Madison University, 1991
    M.A., English Literature:  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1996
    Ph.D., English Literature:  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001


Previous Teaching Experience:


        Associate Professor of English, Eastern Mennonite University, 2004-2007

        Assistant Professor of English, University of Virginia College at Wise, 2001-2004

        Teaching Fellow, Department of English, UNC Chapel Hill, 1996-2001. 




Rhetoric and Renaissance Culture by Heinrich Plett: a Review.” Historiographia Linguistica 33:3 (2006) 410-413.

“Immortal Signs: Science, Sacrament and the Poetics of Immortality.” Language and Communication 26 (2006) 369-380.

“Crossing Wits: Donne, Herbert, and Sacramental Rhetoric,” in Renaissance Papers 2004 69-83. Eds., C. Cobb and M.T. Hester.

Over sixty biographies and commentaries on individual poems, mostly Renaissance but ranging from Chaucer to Landor. The Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry Online CD-ROM 3. Ed., William Harmon. Columbia University Press, 1999.

Presentations & Conference Papers

“The Early Modern Renaissance of Chiasmus.” September 2006. UVA’s College at Wise’s Medieval-Renaissance Conference XX. Wise, VA.

“Sir Thomas Browne, the Father of Chiasmus Studies.” June 2005. International Association for Philosophy and Literature. Helsinki, Finland.

“Metaphors of Nature and the Nature of Metaphor.” August 2004. European-American Young Scholars’ Summer Institute. National Humanities Center and Wissenschaftkolleg zu Berlin, co-sponsors. Berlin, Germany.

“Crossing Wits: Donne, Herbert, and Sacramental Rhetoric.” April 2004. Southeastern Renaissance Conference. Durham, NC.

“Listening to Frankenstein: Science, Sacrament, and the Problem of Metaphor.” March 2004. UVA-Wise Faculty Colloquium Lecture Series. Wise, VA.

“The Joy of ‘X’: Shakespeare’s Chiastic Wit.” October 2003. Shenandoah Shakespeare Blackfriars Conference. Staunton, VA.

“Theological Dimensions of Shakespeare,” panel organizer and chair. September 2002. UVA-Wise’s Medieval-Renaissance Conference XVI. Wise, VA.

“People and Things in Space,” moderator. October 2001. Shenandoah Shakespeare Blackfriars Conference. Staunton, VA.

“Eating Images: Vergilian Contemplation of Beauty in Spenser’s An Hymne in Honour of Love.” October 2000. Association of Literary Scholars and Critics.

“Teaching in Correctional Institutions,” panel member. February 2000. UNC Dept. of English, Job Placement Committee.

“Cosmic X: Chiasmus and Dante’s Paradiso.” October 1999. Association of Literary Scholars and Critics. New York.

“Chiasmus and the Cross in George Herbert: How Chiasmus Crucifies Poems.” October 1997. Sixteenth Century Studies Conference. Atlanta, GA.


Fellowships, Awards, and Grants

EMU Course Reduction and Mini-Grant (Fall 2005). Teaching only six credit-hours and the grant ($500) helped me complete my journal article for Language & Communication, attend the biannual Blackfriars Conference, and review the Plett book for HL.

EMU Summer Teaching Grant (2005). Developed a seminar course on George Herbert and helped revise the English curriculum ($1000).

UVA Faculty Summer Research Grant (2004). Competitive among the social sciences and humanities faculty. ($5000). Forfeited when I took the associate professorship at EMU, this grant was graciously matched by EMU.

Scholar, European-American Young Scholars’ Summer Institute, National Humanities Center (2003) and Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin (2004). Designed to foster international scholarly networks and collaborative projects, this highly selective, inter-disciplinary program focused on the concept of language in the academic disciplines and convened each summer for two weeks. Our essays appeared in the peer-reviewed journal, Language and Communication.

Reader, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC. Summer 2002. Subsidized by a UVA-Wise faculty development grant ($2300).

Richard M. Weaver Fellow, Intercollegiate Studies Institute. 2000-2001. Internationally competitive dissertation stipend ($5000) awarded for commitment to teaching.

Nominee, Student Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2000. Student-nominated award for excellence in undergraduate teaching.