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Athabasca University

Dr. Robert Wiznura

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Education

  • PhD (UBC)
  • MA (U of A)
  • BA in Philosophy, magna cum laude (KU Leuven, Belgium), BA special, with distinction (U of A)

Biography

After completing his undergraduate degree in English at the U of A, Robert Wiznura travelled for a time through sundry countries in South America before pursuing a second degree in philosophy at KU Leuven in Belgium. From there, he completed his MA at the U of A on Medieval Literature (examining the works of the Wakefield Master through the lens of the philosophy of William of Ockham), working with Professor Garrett Epp. Receiving a Killam Scholarship, Robert attended UBC, working with Professor Dennis Danielson and completing his PhD on John Milton, focusing on Paradise Lost. Publications include “Eve’s Dream, Interpretation, and Shifting Paradigms: Books Four and Five of Paradise Lost” and 75 Readings Plus: First Canadian Edition. He has also presented on Paradise Regained at the Milton Symposium and is currently completing articles on John Bunyan’s The Holy War and John Milton’s Samson Agonistes. As well, Robert has integrated his other passion, folk music, into his research, helping to research and write two series for CKUA on the Folkways collection. He recently revised both English 344 and English 345 for Athabasca University.

Updated March 05 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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