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Joshua Bellin

Joshua Bellin, Ph.D.

Professor, English
412-536-1217

Education:

  • B.A., Wesleyan University, 1987
  • Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1995

Scholarly/Professional Achievements:

  • Debut novel published, fall 2014
  • Multiple scholarly books, articles, short stories and creative nonfiction essays published
  • Courses created in film, environmental literature, fiction writing and Native American literature
  • Co-director, La Roche University Sustainable Interdisciplinary Studies Program
  • Founding member, La Roche University Eco-Council
  • Founder, La Roche University National Novel Writing Month Club
  • Director, La Roche University Honors Institute, 2008-2011

Books Published:


Survival Colony 9 
Survival Colony Nine (New York: Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2014)
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Medicine BundleMedicine Bundle: Indian Sacred Performance and American Literature, 1824-1932. Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008. 
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Framing Monsters 
Framing Monsters: Fantasy Film and Social  Alienation (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2005)
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The Demon 
The Demon of the Continent: Indians and the Shaping of American Literature. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001.
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Current Projects:

  • Writing novels
  • Preparing essay for scholarly collection celebrating Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday in 2017
  • Developing Study Abroad+Study USA trips to Holocaust sites and to the Navajo Nation

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Council of Independent Colleges Summer Seminar on the Slave Narrative
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on Aldo Leopold and Environmental Ethics
  • Brother Gregory Nugent Award for Teacher Excellence, La Roche University, 2008
  • Faculty Scholarship Grant, La Roche University, 2006-2007
  • Herbert Ross Brown Prize in New England Literary History, New England Quarterly, 2005
  • Outstanding Faculty Service Award, La Roche University, 2001

Joined La Roche:

1999

Hometown:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania