Natalie Hewitt, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Sciences
Phone: (714) 879-3901 x6280
Office: Nutwood Rm 309
- Ph.D., English Literature, Claremont Graduate University
- M.A., English Literature, University of California, Irvine
- B.A., English Literature, Hope International University
- Writing Skills Tutorial
- Introduction to Composition
- Introduction to Literature
- British Literature I & II
- American Literature I & II
- Structure of English Language in America
- Contemporary Novels in English on Film
- Bible as Literature
- Classical Rhetoric
- Shakespearean Influence in Gothic Literature
- New Historicism
- Historical Criticism
- Film Theory
- Dissertation: 'Something old and dark has got its way': Shakespeare's Influence in the Gothic Literary Tradition.
Professor Hewitt is a worship leader at Yorba Linda Friends Church. Her husband Jay is the Director of High School Ministries at Friends, and both Natalie and Jay are committed to investing in the lives of young adults and high school students.
KEY AWARDS/PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:
- Faculty Excellence Award, Hope International University, 2009-2010
- "Shakespeare's Influence in the Early Gothic Novels of Horace Walpole and Matthew Lewis" paper presented at the PCA/ACA Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, on April 3, 2010
PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT:
Hermeneutics is not limited to the principles of exegesis in theology and biblical studies; rather, it is a theoretical approach to the practice of attempting to interpret textual materials: works of fiction and non-fiction, pieces of creative expression, religious texts, political speeches, historical documents, and images that are still and those that move such as films and television shows. Because I believe that textual materials have the power to transform lives, my ultimate goal in the classroom is to expose my students to higher levels of critical thinking and literary analysis. Through close reading, accurate research, relevant discussion, and historical criticism, we will strive to examine literary works as documents of creative expression, social and cultural influence, and contemporary significance.
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