Matthew Creighton is a scholar with specializations in German literature and modern Jewish culture. His doctoral dissertation, completed during the summer of 2021 in the field of Religion and Literature, is entitled “The Hidden Father and the Problem of Generations in Luther, Freud, and Kafka.” His writings have appeared in such publications as Religion and the Arts, Glossolalia, The Encyclopedia of The Bible and Its Reception, Sightings, The Journal of Religion, Religious Studies Review, and Reading Religion.
Creighton has been an instructor at the University of Illinois-Chicago, Elmhurst College, Dartmouth College, and the University of Chicago. He began teaching in the Core in Fall 2021, and has led courses at Boston University through the Elie Wiesel Center for Jewish Studies, the College of General Studies, the English Department, and the Writing Program. Apart from the “Ancient Worlds” (CC101) sequence he will be teaching Holocaust literature (JS 261) and American oratory (EN 120) during the Fall 2022 semester, and will also serve as an Undergraduate Mentor through BU’s College Access & Student Success initiative.