Dr. Conor Picken

Assistant Professor, English
Director of Compassio Learning Community
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2013

Office: Alumni 117
Email: cpicken@bellarmine.edu

Conor Picken teaches English and Interdisciplinary studies and currently directs the Compassio Learning Community. His teaching focuses on American literature, southern literature, modernism, and social change. His scholarship has appeared in Mississippi Quarterly, Faulkner and Warren, and Critical Insights: American Multicultural Identity.

Select Publications and Presentations

  • “‘There Ought to Be a Law’: Prohibition in Faulkner and Warren.” Faulkner and Warren. Eds Christopher Rieger and Robert W. Hamblin. Cape Girardeau: Southeast Missouri State University Press for the Center for Faulkner Studies, 2015. 138-149.
  • “‘All growth involves change, all change involves loss.’ Modernism, Mourning, and Social Change in Gish Jen’s Mona in the Promised Land.” Critical Insights: American Multicultural Identity. Eds. Linda Trinh Moser and Kathryn West. Ipswich: Salem Press, 2014. 200-214.