Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Ken Simpson

Name: Ken Simpson
Phone: 371-5558

Research Interests

Seventeenth-Century British Literature, especially Milton and Nonconformity; Science Fiction, especially Utopian Literature, Ursula K. Le Guin, Philip K. Dick, and J. G. Ballard; Apocalyptic Literature; Aesthetics of the Sublime and Grotesque


Ph.D. University of British Columbia (1995); M.A. University of Toronto (1982)


I have published on the following topics, among others: Ursula K. Le Guin and Utopian Literature, Milton's Paradise Regained and the Apocalypse, Bunyan and Nonconformity, Philip K. Dick and Garbage Aesthetics.

Courses Taught

ENG 1100 (Composition), 1110(Introduction to Prose Fiction), 1140 (Introduction to Drama), 2110/2210(British Survey), 2140/2240 (Biblical and Classical Backgrounds), 2160/2260 (American Survey), 3140 (Apocalypse and Film), 3170 (Science Fiction), 3710 (Poetry of the Early Seventeenth Century), 3730 (Topics in Seventeenth-Century Literature: the Poetry and Prose of John Donne), 3740 (Paradise Lost), 3750 (Milton), 4790 (Studies in Genre: (a) The Sublime and Grotesque, (b) The Sonnet, (c) Utopian Literature)