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J. Christopher Bittenbender

Biographical Information

J. Christopher Bittenbender


  • Ph.D. English—University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews, Scotland, 1997.
    Dissertation: “Bakhtin and Modern Scottish Literature”
  • M.A. English—Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, 1992.
  • M.A. Communications—Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA, 1987.
  • B.A. English—Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, 1985.

Awards and Honors

  • 1992- 93, 1993-94, 1994-95, University Award, University of St. Andrews.
  • 1993- 94, Clan Donald Educational 8c Charitahle Trust Scholarship for Postgraduate Study in Scotland.
  • 1990-91, 1991-92, Bucknell University Graduate Assistantship and Scholarship in English.


  • Modern Language Association
  • Modernist Studies Association
  • Association for Scottish Literary Studies


  • “Overheard in Embro: Robert Garioch and Modem Urban Scots Poetry,” presented at New Modernisms 2: Second Annual Conference of the Modernist Studies Association, University of Pennsylvania, October 2000.
  • “Literary I evolution and the Silences of Scottish Metapoetry,” presented at The Nev Modernisms: The Inaugural Conference of the Modernist Studies Association, Penn State University, October 1999.