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Jason R. Peters

Jason R. Peters

Professor of English

Jason Peters received his B.A. from Calvin College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Michigan State University. His teaching interests include British and American Romanticism, Catholic fiction, and environmental literature; his research past and present has centered on Owen Barfield, Wendell Berry, Flannery O'Connor, and the Southern Agrarians.

He is one of the coordinators of the Environmental Studies program at Augustana and a faculty advisor to the Augustana Local Agriculture Society (ALAS), which maintains a vegetable garden on campus.

Every other year he teaches a course on the British Romantic poets and then leads students on a hiking tour of the Lake District in England. 

He has published on both British and American writers in such journals as Sewanee Review, South Atlantic QuarterlyChristianity and Literature, English Language Notes, Explicator, the Journal of Religion and Society, and Orion.  Recent publications include Wendell Berry:  Life and Work (University Press of Kentucky).

Specializations: Coleridge, American literature, British literature, Lake District, British Romantic poets, Wendell Berry


  • B.A., Calvin College
  • M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State