Heavenly Temperaments

Nathaniel Windon

Penn State University

Nathaniel A. Windon is a doctoral candidate in the English department at Penn State University and lives in Baltimore, MD where he teaches at Loyola University. His dissertation, “Gilded Old Age,” considers the social construction of old age in the late nineteenth-and early twentieth-century United States. This past semester Nathaniel was a Fellow at the Center for American Literary Studies at Penn State; his work appears in Common-place and is forthcoming in American Literature. 


The nature of the afterlife became the subject of public debate in the United States after the Civil War, and Elizabeth Stuart Phelps’s The Gates Ajar (1868) and Mark Twain’s “Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven”... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Nathaniel Windon (Penn State University)

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Expanding Forms: a Writing Workshop


S4b » Seminar 4.b Expanding Forms: a Writing Workshop II (10:15 - Saturday, 24th March, Boardroom North)

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