Steven Connors


Steven Connors is a Ph.D. student in the English program.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Worcester State University and he finished his Master of Arts degree in English at Clark University in 2018.  For the latter he wrote a thesis entitled “The Subject of Indeterminacy: Exploring Identity in Conrad and Salih.”  This work explored the dynamic interplay of language, culture, and identity as well as the masculine portrayals of characters in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North.  His current scholarly interests revolve broadly around rhetoric, critical theory, Modernism, film, and the novel.  For instance, what he finds most compelling about critical theory is the way that it serves as a nexus for the discursive practices of a number of disciplines in the social sciences and the humanities.  Thus, he hopes to find ways to continue to undertake studies that transcend disciplinary lines in their approaches to engaging with the significance of the relationship between literary texts and the world.


Rhetoric, Critical Theory (Psychoanalysis, Poststructuralism, Postcolonialism, Postmodernism), Modernism, Film, the Novel

Courses Taught

WRT 104: Writing to Inform and Explain

Curriculum Vitae