Liberal Arts - 32 Campus Drive

Missoula, MT - 59812


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David Gilcrest
–  Lecturer

Office: LA 218
Phone: 406-243-4363

Current Position:



Teaching: American Literature, Rhetorical/Critical Theory, Poetry and Poetics, Literature and Environment, Ecocriticism

Research: Poetics, Environmental Poetics, Rhetorical Theory, Posthumanism, Buddhist Hermeneutics & Poetics

Office Hours:

Spring 2013 Office Hours: Tu & W & Th 10:00-11:00 (and by appt.)


Spring 2013 Courses:

LIT 120 (Introduction to Poetry)

LIT 210 (American Literature to 1865)

LIT 420 (Ecocriticism)


B.A. 1984 Dartmouth College (English/Creative Writing and Psychology)

M.A. 1987 University of Utah (English)

M.F.A 1990 University of Montana (Poetry)

Ph.D 1996 University of Oregon (English)

                  Dissertation: Greening the Lyre: Environmental Poetics and Ethics

Selected Publications:



Greening the Lyre: Environmental Poetics and Ethics.  University of Nevada Press, 2002  

Essays and Chapters

“The Dixon Bards.”  In These Living Songs: Reading Montana Poets (forthcoming)

“Encomium to Paper.”  Northwest Review (Spring 2006)

“Encomium to Paper.” Poetry Daily.

“Regarding Silence: Crosscultural Roots of Ecopoetic Meditation.”  Ecological Poetry: A 

                 Critical Introduction, Scott Bryson, ed., University of Utah Press, 2002

“Rhetorical Redemption, Environmental Poetics, and the Case of the Camperdown Elm.”  

                 Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 8.2 (Summer 2001)

Book Reviews

Green Writing: Romanticism and Ecology, James C. McKusick.  New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2001.  

Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment 9.1 (Winter 2002)