Dr. William Hagen has published a number of articles on Joseph Conrad, Malcolm Lowry, and film adaptations of fiction. He is a regular reviewer for World Literature Today. Active as a lecturer in the Oklahoma Humanities Council-sponsored "Let's Talk About It" series in libraries throughout the state, he designed the "Oklahoma Experience; Re-Visions" program. He has served as a moderator and chair of the Scholars' Panel for the 2003, 2005, and 2007 Red Dirt Book Festivals held in Shawnee. He is an active member of the Friends of the Shawnee Library and past chair of the Pioneer Multi-County Library Board. Dr. Hagen is a Ruling Elder at United Presbyterian Church in Shawnee. He is married with one son.
Educational Background: B.A., Davidson College
M.A., University of North Carolina
Ph.D., University of Iowa
Dissertation: “Realism and Creative Fable in Nostromo and Under the Volcano: An Approach to Technique and Structure”
ENGL 1153: English Composition: Exposition and Argument
ENGL 1163: English: Exposition and Classical Literature
ENGL 2013, 2023: Western Civilization
ENGL 3233: Film
ENGL 3253: Drama
ENGL 3263: Fiction
ENGL 3523: American Literature II
ENGL 4533: Major Authors: Drama, Film, Adaptation
ENGL 4603: Major Authors: British and Continental Fiction
ANTH 2153: Popular Culture
Selected Publications and/or Professional Activities:
"Film Images of Oklahoma" and "Grapes of Wrath," Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture.
"Teaching Heart of Darkness in a Western Civilization Course," Approaches to Teaching Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer. Ed. Brian Schaeffer. Modern Language Associaton: NYC, 2002.
"Teaching the Volcano," Malcolm Lowry Review, Spring 2000
"Shadowlands and the Redemption of Light," Literature/Film Quarterly, Spring 1998.
"Detective Computer Fiction," Oxford Companion to Mysteries and Mystery Writers, Oxford University Press, 1999.
"Sergio Leone's 'Spaghetti Westerns,' " Great Events From History II: Arts and Culture, Salem Press, 1993.
"Shooting Silent: Early Oklahoma Westerns," Sooner Cinema: Oklahoma Goes to the Movies. Ed. Larry A. Van Meter. Forty-Sixth Star Press: Oklahoma City, 2009.
"The Third Man," Movies and American Culture. ABC-CLIO: Los Angeles, TBA.