Schrock Articles Published
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Dr. Chad Schrock, assistant professor of English at Lee University, recently had two of his articles published in academic journals.
Essays in Criticism published Schrock’s paper “The Passage T.S. Eliot Took” which focuses on how Eliot took a speech from his play, "Murder in the Cathedral," and reworked it into the poem "Burnt Norton." Although the words remained almost entirely the same, just the shift of context resulted in a large change of meaning for the speech itself, according to Schrock.
Philological Quarterly also published a paper by Schrock, titled “The Ends of Reading in the Merchant’s Tale.” In this paper, Schrock looks at Chaucer’s “The Merchant’s Tale” and uses it as a way to examine how Chaucer looked at the Bible.
"I argue that Chaucer is interested not so much in what the Bible means but in how people use the Bible, often irresponsibly, to get and to justify what they want," said Schrock.
Both articles were supported by Lindsay Young Visiting Faculty Fellowships at UTK in the summers of 2011 and 2012.
Schrock has been an assistant professor of English at Lee since 2010, where he teaches courses in British literature, western literature, and rhetoric, among others.
He received his PhD in medieval literature from The Pennsylvania State University, his MA in English from James Madison University, his MDiv from Eastern Mennonite Seminary, and his BA from Pensacola Christian College.
Schrock’s newest book, “Consolation in Medieval Narrative: Augustinian Authority and Open Form,” will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015. The book will focus on Augustine’s works, “Confessions” and “City of God,” and how they influenced the Middle Ages.