Faculty Profile

George David Clark

Lecturer in English and Humanities, Christ College

Linwood B-6
219-464-5423
George.Clark@valpo.edu


Biography

George David Clark holds a BA in English from Union University, an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Virginia, and a PhD in English/Creative Writing from Texas Tech University.

His dissertation, Reveille, centers on a series of morning songs addressed to a sleeper on the cusp of waking. That dramatic context allows the poems to investigate the border territory between active and passive imagination as well as that place where the temporal meets the eternal. Notions of baptism and immolation are of prime concern in this manuscript as they represent experiences in which individuals are figuratively “woken” or “transformed.”

His scholarly interests include Modernist poetry, the intersection of poetry and theology, and contemporary poetry in translation.