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About Jeffrey W. Westover

Dr. Jeffrey Westover earned his Ph.D. in American Literature from Boston College and has been a faculty member of the Department of English at Boise State University since 2007. In addition to teaching literature and research focusing on the cultural contexts of twentieth-century poetry, Dr. Westover has been actively involved at the University. He has servedon numerous committees, including the University Curriculum Committee, the Arts & Humanities curriculum committee, and on the English Department Promotion and Tenure Committee. He has also served on faculty search committees.
At the national level, he has served as a peer-reviewer for PMLA, The Wallace Stevens Journal, Criticism, and ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment.


2007 - Present Associate Professor,, Boise State University Department of English

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Honors and Awards

  • 2005 - "The Colonial Moment" selected as an Outstanding Academic Title, "Choice" magazine
  • 2010 - National Humanities Center, Summer Institute in Literary Studies: "Five by Five Short Story Seminar" (Professor Louis Menand), stipend, $1,500
  • 2011 National Humanities Center (Research Triangle Park, NC) Summer Institute in Literary Studies: "Decisions & Revisions: The Art of T.S. Eliot's Poetry" (Professor Christopher Ricks), $1,500 stipend
  • 2013 BSU Arts & Humanities Institute Grant ($1K) for concert by Langston Hughes Project
  • 2013 BSU Cultural & Ethnic Diversity Board Grant for Langston Hughes Project
  • 2013 NEH Summer Institute: "Don't Deny My Voice: Reading & Teaching African-American Poetry" ($2,700 stipend)
  • 2014 NEH Summer Institute: Westward Expansion & the Constitution of the Early American Republic" ($2,100 stipend)


  • ENGL275: Introduction to Literary Studies
  • ENGL278: American Literature Survey II: Civil War to the Present
  • ENGL387: 20th Century American Fiction
  • ENGL393: History of Literary Criticism (20th Century)
  • ENGL485: British and American Poetry: 1900-1945
  • ENGL486: British and American Poetry: 1945-Present
  • ENGL530: 20th Century American Poetry
  • ENGL588: Survey of Critical Theory

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