Associate Professor Humanities and Writing Department
School of Arts and Sciences
Office: Hawes 103
Ph.D. (English) 1999, University of Rochester
B.A. (Spanish) 1988 (summa cum laude), Washington and Lee University
Hamilton College Academic Year in Spain, 1986-87
Swen Voekel has taught writing and literature courses at the University of Rochester, Boston University, and Harvard University, where he received the Stephen Botein Teaching Prize in 2002.
He joined the Wheelock faculty in 2001 and teaches a broad range of courses on ancient, medieval, and Renaissance literature, as well as an introduction to literary study, a course on film and fiction, and composition.
He has published articles on the English Renaissance poet Edmund Spenser and is working on a book that examines the theme of hospitality in epic literature from Homer to Milton. A chapter from this book project, "Propitious Guests: Paradise Lost and Epic Hospitality," recently appeared in the journal Milton Studies.