Trent Hickman specializes in twentieth-century American literature and Latino literature and is particularly interested in the intersections between the “centers” of twentieth-century American literature and its “margins”–how the production of “border” literatures affects and alters our understandings and reception of more canonical American literatures. Dr. Hickman received a BA in Honors English and University Honors and a MA in English from Brigham Young University, and earned his Ph.D. in English from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
PhD, SUNY, Stony Brook, 2000
Research InterestsBroadly speaking, my research focuses on the intersections between the "centers" of twentieth-century American literature and its "margins"--how the production of "border" literatures affects and alters our understandings and reception of more canonical American literatures. More recently, my work has looked at how discourses of memory, nostalgia, and trauma contribute to these dynamics.
Teaching InterestsTrent Hickman teaches courses in twentieth-century and contemporary American literature and U.S. Latino/Latina literature.
Honors and Awards
- Alcuin Fellowship in General Education, Brigham Young University (2007 - 2010)
- : Other (Move to BYU Citizenship?) (2008 - 2011)
- : Other (Move to BYU Citizenship?) (2008 - 2008)