Bachelor of Arts Degree in English
University of Minnesota Duluth, 2013
Master of Arts Degree in English
University of Minnesota Duluth, 2015
Ph.D. Candidate/Adjunct Professor
St. John’s University, Queens, NY, 2016-present
A native Minnesotan, Scott Koski received both his BA and MA in English from the University of Minnesota Duluth. At UMD, Koski focused primarily on the early modern period through the pamphlets of Robert Greene. Koski plans to continue his work in the early modern at St. John’s by further exploring the career paths of Greene and other semi-canonical writers of the period. His dissertation will focus on how these lesser-studied writers carefully crafted personae, cultivated their audience, and served as models for the younger generation, thus giving us a better understanding of authorial culture of the time and in doing so, a way to cut through some of the fog surrounding Shakespeare’s rise in popularity at the earliest stages of his career.
Beyond the early modern, Koski also has a strong interest in both Romanticism and literary theory, specifically postcolonial and post-structural thought.
“Remixing Homer on the Postcolonial Frontier of Serenity.” Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric, vol. 7, no. 2/3, 2017, pp. 149-157.