Kevin Blane Shields-Hogue

Dr. Kevin Blane Shields-Hogue

Dr. Kevin Shields-Hogue serves as adjunct faculty in English literature. He has taught with Kentucky Wesleyan College since summer of 2018, primarily focusing on online sections of Readings in World Literature. Dr. Shields-Hogue periodically teaches courses in the literatures of the modernist and post-modernist periods, British feminism, women’s illness narratives, autobiography, and the African diaspora.

Throughout his academic journey, Dr. Shields-Hogue charted a unique pathway toward diverse and overlapping areas of intellectual curiosity. He graduated from Murray State University with a Doctor of Arts in English Literature Pedagogy, concentrating on the literature of marginalized social groups. He also holds a Master of Arts in the Interdisciplinary Social Sciences with concentration on Sociology from Morehead State University. Dr. Shields-Hogue received his bachelor’s degree from Kentucky Wesleyan College with broad emphases in English and the humanities, as well as social and behavioral sciences. Prior to coming to KWC, Dr. Shields-Hogue also attended Berea College and obtained an associate degree from Weber State University.

Areas of academic, pedagogical, or scholarly specializations include: world literatures, Africana studies, American literature with emphasis on slave narratives, autobiography, gender studies, and the sociology of literature. Dr. Shields-Hogue presented his paper, “Marginalized Voice at the Boundaries of Anti-Urbanism & Metronormativity,” on Ahmad Danny Ramadan’s The Clothesline Swing at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association’s 2019 Convention in El Paso, Texas. He continues honing an essay for potential publication examining the literacy and social deviance of Harriet Jacobs’s Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl.  Further in keeping with his interdisciplinary slant toward scholarship, Dr. Shields-Hogue hopes to explore the use of autobiographical narrative methods in patients’ health records and social power dynamics relayed by health care providers within those source documents.

His uncommon blend of teaching experiences in literature, literacy, composition, health sciences, gender and women’s studies, and sociology encourages the adoption of unique perspectives and topics in Dr. Shields-Hogue’s courses. He strives to construct literature classes that not only ask philosophical questions, but also engage students in the liberal arts tradition of cross-boundary rigor.