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Kevin Seidel

POSITION: Professor

DEPARTMENT: Language and Literature

LOCATION: Main Campus, Harrisonburg | RLN 218

PHONE: (540) 432-4570


Originally from California, Kevin Seidel came to EMU from the University of Virginia, where he received his Ph.D. in English Literature and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture. He teaches and writes about the changing relationship between religion, secularism, and literature. He is a longtime practicioner of Scriptural Reasoning, where Jews, Christians, and Muslims meet together to read one another's scripture. His book Rethinking the Secular Origins of the Novel: The Bible in English Fiction 1678–1767 was published by Cambridge University Press in March 2021. 


BA, University of California, Berkeley (English Literature)
MA, Regent College (Interdisciplinary Christian Studies)
PHD, University of Virginia (English Language & Literature)

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