Dennis Siler

Dennis SilerDr. Dennis Siler

Vines, Room 224



Areas of Expertise: Shakespeare and Renaissance drama, Harry Potter, folk music as an influence in the works of Thomas Hardy.


Dr. Dennis Siler, Associate Professor of English at UAFS, holds a Masters in English lit from Wake Forest University and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Arkansas with emphasis on Shakespeare and Renaissance literature and drama. He also completed 10 hours in the Oxford University Summer Programme in English Literature and spent the summer of 2004 in an NEH seminar at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London.


Siler’s book, Channeling Ovid: Shakespeare’s Meta-Ovidian Tendency is pending republication in e-book format. Another book, Parley P. Pratt and the Making of Mormonism, is a collection of scholarly essays Siler co-edited, which was published in 2011. In his spare time, Siler builds guitars, mandolins, and other stringed musical instruments.