Jamin Creed Rowan Assistant Professor
Office: 4143 JFSB
Commonly Taught Courses
English 251: Fundamentals of Literary Interpretation and Criticism
English 295: Writing Literary Criticism
English 363: American Literature 1914-1960
English 495: The City in American Literature and Culture
American Studies 304: Theories & Methods in American Studies
American Studies 490: Los Angeles & the Future of Urban Cultures
Semester Schedule: Spring/Summer 2013: Not Teaching
Other University Assignments:
English Undergraduate Advisor (Last name P-Z)
By appointment only
Vita: Link to Vita
Dr. Rowan joined the faculty at BYU in 2010 after teaching at Wake Forest University from 2008-10. He specializes in U.S. literature since 1865, with a particular focus on urban literature and culture. His work has been supported by a grant from the Rockefeller Archive Center, and has appeared in a variety of disciplinary diverse venues. His book manuscript, Urban Sympathy: The Death and Life of an American Intellectual Tradition, is under contract with the University of Pennsylvania Press for publication in “The Arts and Intellectual Life in Modern America” series. Urban Sympathy examines the ways in which late-nineteenth- and twentieth-century urban intellectuals redevelop the narrative and affective patterns that lay at the heart of an antebellum culture of sympathy in order to capture the emotions and obligations that arise in the city’s public contact zones.
Urban Sympathy: The Death and Life of an American Intellectual Tradition (U of Pennsylvania P, forthcoming)
"Sidewalk Narratives, Tenement Narratives: Seeing Urban Renewal through the Settlement Movement." Journal of Urban History (forthcoming)
“The Literary Craft of Jane Jacobs.” In Reconsidering Jane Jacobs. Eds. Timothy Mennel and Max Page. Chicago: APA Planners Press, 2011. 43-56.
“The New York School of Urban Ecology: The New Yorker, Rachel Carson, and Jane Jacobs.” American Literature 82.3 (2010): 583-610.
“Stephen Crane and Methodism’s Realism: Translating Spiritual Sympathy into Urban Experience.” Studies in American Fiction 36.2 (2008): 133-54.
PhD, Boston College, 2008
MA, Boston College, 2002
MA, U of Southampton (U.K.), 2001
BA, Brigham Young U, 1999
Late 19C/Mid-20C American Literature, Urban Studies, American Studies
LinksAmerican Planning Association Podcast on Jane Jacobs
"Thinking Aloud" Interview on Urban Planning
BYU Center for Teaching & Learning Video Spot