Dr. Heidi Snow

Professor of English
PhD, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
MA, Bridgewater State College
BA, Principia College

Dr. Heidi Snow has been a member of the Principia community since 2002. Dr. Snow's scholarly research focuses on issues of poverty and religion, specifically as found in the writings of William Wordsworth. This research has taken her to the Lake District several times to examine parish and dissenting congregations' records and to the British Library to delve into the rhetorical practices of these religions in their sermons on poverty. She has presented two papers at the Wordsworth Summer Conference in Grasmere, England, and shared her findings about the Society of Friends at the Quaker Library in London. Her articles have been published in The Wordsworth Circle and RaVoN (Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net) online journal.  In 2013, this research culminated in a book published by Ashgate entitled William Wordsworth and the Theology of Poverty (http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781409465911).

Snow has also led three abroad programs to England in collaboration with the Theatre Department, with a fourth coming up in fall of 2014. On this abroad, students approach the study of Shakespeare through research at top libraries in England and through workshops and lectures at the Globe Theatre in London and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Prior to joining the faculty, Snow taught English composition at Bentley College, worked as an editor for the Christian Science Sentinel, and held various writing positions at The Mother Church.

To learn more about Dr. Snow and her contributions to Principia College, tune in to the “College Faculty Spotlight” Talk Show on Principia Internet Radio, linked below.

You can hear Dr. Snow talk about her most recent research regarding the 1814 edition of Wordsworth’s Excursion on this podcast from Principia Internet Radio, linked below.