Dr. Gibbons joined the faculty at Catholic University in 2009 and serves as an Associate Professor and the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the English Department. His research interests include Renaissance/Early Modern Literature, Religion and Literature, Philosophy and Literature, Aesthetics, and Liturgy.
His scholarly writing and reviews have appeared in SEL, Studies in Philology, TSLL, Religion and Literature, and The Upstart Crow.
His first book, Conflicts of Devotion: Liturgical Poetics in Sixteenth and Seventeenth-Century England (U of Notre Dame Press, 2017) focuses on literary engagements with divided spiritual community in Elizabethan and Jacobean England, with special focus on the Book of Common Prayer and the lyric poetry of Edmund Spenser, Robert Southwell, John Donne, George Herbert, and Richard Crashaw. He is currently writing a book-length study of Shakespeare’s struggle with Augustinian theology. Dr. Gibbons’ work has been recognized and supported by various fellowships and awards, including the Charlotte W. Newcombe fellowship for research in Religion and Ethics in 2008.
In addition to teaching graduate seminars and undergraduate courses in English and the University Honors Program, Dr. Gibbons advises all current and potential English majors and minors. If you are an English major with questions, or if you are thinking of taking on a major or minor in English, please email or call Dr. Gibbons at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-319-5488.
Dr. Gibbons completed his M.A. (2001) and Ph.D. (2008) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his B.A. in English at the University of Dallas.
Dr. Gibbons is also the current Director of Undergraduate Studies in English and advises all current and potential English majors. If you are an English major with questions, or if you are thinking of taking on a major in English, please email or call Dr. Gibbons at email@example.com or 202-319-5488.