Erika Travis, M.A.
Assistant Professor of English & Behavioral Sciences
Office Phone: (951) 343-4362 E-mail: email@example.com Office Location: W.E. James Building, Room 260A Office Hours:
|M.A.||English||California Baptist University||2006|
|Ph.D. (ABD)||English||Claremont Graduate University||Projected 2016|
|B.A.||English and Behavioral Science||California Baptist University||2002|
ENG 113 Composition
ENG 123 Intermediate Composition
ENG 273 Introduction to Creative Writing
ENG 353 Children's Literature
ENG 363 Young Adult Literature
ENG 384 Writing Fiction
ENG 401 Special Topics: Harry Potter
ENG 411 Special Topics in Creative Writing: Speculative Fiction
BEH 255 Foundational Skills for the Behavioral Science (I)
BEH 256 Foundational Skills for the Behavioral Sciences (II)
Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests
19th Century British Literature
Early Modern Poetry & Sermons
Young Adult Literature
Fantasy Literature and Film
Junior High Teacher at Calvary Chapel, Moreno Valley
Instructor at San Joaquin Valley College
Research, Presentations, & Publications
“From Bikinis to Blasters: The Role of Gender in the Star Wars Universe” Fane Phenomena: Star Wars. (Ed. Mika Elovarra) Bristol: Intellect, 2013.
Review of The Ring and the Cross: Christianity and the Lord of the Rings, ed. by Paul Kerry. Christianity and Literature 62.3 (Spring 2013): 452-5.
“‘What shall I do for God?’: Catechism in Puritan Joyful Death Narratives.” Conference on Christianity and Literature West Region, Riverside, CA. May 2016.
"Saints' Names & Sacred Moments: The Persistence of Religion in Ender's Game". PAMLA, Riverside, CA. Oct 2014.
“Religion in the Irreligious Dystopia: How The Hunger Games emphasizes the Importance of Religion" presented at Imagining the Good Life: Apologetics and Human Flourishing Conference. CBU's Philosophy Department, Riverside, CA, April 2013
"Magical Soul Searching: Daemons, Horcruxes, and Questions" presented at the West Region 2008 CCL Conference "Fire and Ice: Literary Paradox and the Search for Truth". Biola University, La Mirada, CA, May 2008.
“The Nature of Power: Wisdom and Ambition in The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and the Harry Potter Series” presented at Lumos 2006: A Harry Potter Symposium. Las Vegas, NV, July 2006.
“Fallibility and Wisdom in Narnia: C.S. Lewis’ treatment of the wise old man archetype in Chronicles of Narnia” presented at Through the Wardrobe. Riverside, CA, March 2006.
Church Membership & Activities
Member at the DiscipleCenter, Anaheim Hills, CA
Community Service & Involvement
Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council
Interests & Hobbies
Family: Husband, Jeff, and children, Anna, Adam, Libby
Travel: Spain, China, Pacific Northwest
For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.