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Matthew Hurwitz

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Matthew Joshua Hurwitz, Ph.D.Assistant Teaching Professor, First Year Writing Program, Director, River Hawk Scholars Academy
  • College
    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department
  • Phone
    (978) 934-4059
  • Office
    O'Leary Library - 4th Floor
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Research Interests

Rhetoric/Composition; Service-Learning Pedagogy; 20th & 21st Century British Literature and Empire; Travel Writing; Genre Studies.


Matt Hurwitz teaches in the First Year Writing Program at UMass Lowell and is involved in a number of initiatives, including redesigning writing courses for online education and launching a service learning section of College Writing I in the fall of 2013. During the summer of 2012, he co-designed and co-taught a pilot version of the Summer Intensive Writing Workshop for incoming freshmen. He is also currently working on research related to the representation of English national identity and empire in 1960s British travel fictions.

Selected Publications

  • Hurwitz, M.J. (2015) "Relocating Englishness: The 1960s Postimperial Turn and National Identity in John Fowles’s The Magus", MFS Modern Fiction Studies 61:3 pp. 446-468