Dr. Daniel Gleason

Associate Professor of English
Humanities Department Chair
Director, Undergraduate Research Conference

E-mail: dgleason9616@bryan.edu

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D. Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • M.A. English Literary Study, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
  • B.A. English, Bryan College


  • "The Service Went On": Natasha Trethewey's Liturgical Poetics, conference paper at the Conference on Christianity and Literature, 2020
  • “Time, Trauma, and Redemption in the Works of Tobias Wolff.”  Conference paper at the Conference on Christianity and Literature, 2019.
  • "Traumatized Masculinity: Men and Boys in the Works of Tobias Wolff." Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2018. Proquest.
  • “’Not Gone or Vanished Either’: Memory and Imagination in the Novels of William Faulkner.” The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2010. Proquest.


  • "My Children Understand that the Laminator is a Sacred Object" South Carolina Review 
  • "Elegy for my Eighth Grade Typing Teaching" Monologging
  • "Toast at a Wake" The Healing Muse
  • "Patron Saint," "Faith," and "Suspended" Dappled Things
  • "Sky-Punch" The Cresset
  • "Conjuring Prayer" Slant: A Journal of Poetry
  • "Bless the Farm Leagues" Dual Coast Magazine
  • "When He Dies" Word Fountain
  • "For Chistopher;" Common Ground Review
  •  “Funeral Fan, a Lament” The Windhover
  • “Shadowboxing Late at Night” Rattle Poetry
  • “Through the Kitchen Window” Red Flag Poetry
  • “Sleepwalking” Tipton Poetry Review
  • “kings and toys” Sharkpack Poetry
  • “On the Weather Channel” Rosebud


  • "My Year with Emily Dickinson (on Twitter)" Monologging

Professional Service and Membership

  • The Conference on Christianity and Literature, member
  • Tennessee Philological Association
  • Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society

Grants and Awards

  • Scholar of the Year, 2018-2019 (academic year)
  • The Golden Acorn: Departmental Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2012.
  • The William Jennings Bryan Philological Award for Excellence in the English Major, 2005.

Topics of Expertise

  • 20th Century American Fiction
  • Contemporary Poetry
  • Masculinity Theory
  • Trauma Theory