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Student Organization Advisors English Society
British Literature, Rhetoric and Composition
Renaissance and Digital Rhetoric
Gideon Burton, a member of the English Department since 1994, specializes in Renaissance literature, the history of rhetoric, and Mormon literature and criticism. He maintains two academic websites, Silva Rhetoricae: The Forest of Rhetoric and The Mormon Literature Database. A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Gideon attended the University of Utah briefly before attending and graduating from Brigham Young University in 1989. At the University of Southern California he received an M.A. in English in 1992, a Master of Professional Writing (MPW) degree in 1995, and his Ph.D. in Rhetoric, Linguistics, and Literature in 1994. He joined the BYU English Department faculty in 1994. He and his wife, Karen, reside in Springville, Utah. They are the parents of four sons.
MPW, Master of Professional Writing, University of Southern California, 1995
PhD, Rhetoric, Linguistics, and Literature, U of Southern California, 1994
MA, English, University of Southern California, 1992
ENGL 382 Shakespeare
ENGL 291 Early British Literary History
ENGL 268 / ENGL 368 Literature of the Latter-day Saints
ENGL 326 Digital Culture
ENGL 295 Advanced Writing
ENGL 211 / ENGL 212 Rhetoric and Civilization
ENGL 251 Intro to Literary Criticism
Research InterestsRhetoric, Renaissance Studies, Digital Culture, Online Communication, Digital Pedagogy
Teaching InterestsLiterature courses (surveys of early British literature and Renaissance literature; Shakespeare, introductory literature courses); courses in rhetoric (writing, history of civilization; style); courses in new media, podcasting, and applied digital communication.
Honors and Awards
- Lifetime Award, Association for Mormon Letters
- Other, Sterling Scholar Awards (2015 - 2015)