Daniel Clark

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Dan Clark, M.A.

Associate Professor of English

Biography

Professor Clark teaches courses in composition, advanced grammar, contemporary world literature, film, and the graphic novel. Along with Dr. Andrew Wiseman, Professor Clark developed Cedarville's Foreign Film Series. He also serves as co-sponsor of Alpha Kappa Delta, Cedarville's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society. Before coming to Cedarville, he taught at the University of Maryland Asian Division in Okinawa, Japan. He also taught English as a Second Language (ESL) at the Okinawa Prefectural Language Center. Professor Clark has been at Cedarville since 1999.

Education and Credentials

  • M.A. in English, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • B.A. in Secondary Education (with proficiencies in English and Bible), Tennessee Temple University

Scholarly Works

Presentations:

  • "Japanese Jesus: Interpretations of Christ in Manga." Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association Conference (2015)
  • "Christ in Comics: Incarnation." Popular Culture/American Culture Association National Conference (2012)
  • "Jiro Taniguchi and Traditional Japanese Aesthetics." Southwest Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) Regional Conference (2012)

Publications:

  • "Manga’s Christian Other in Naoki Urasawa’s 20th Century Boys and Suu Minazuki’s Judas." International Journal of Comic Art. Vol. 20, no. 1, Spring/Summer 2018, pp. 598-614.
  • "Will Eisner’s A Contract with God." Critical Insights: The Graphic Novel. Salem Press, 2014.
View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons »

Interests

  • Theology
  • Film and contemporary world literature
  • Japanese culture
  • Comics, comix, graphic novels, manga, and bandes dessinées
  • The Atlanta Braves (chop on!)
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers (wave that Terrible Towel!)
  • Why Cedarville?: I enjoy working at Cedarville University because of the collegiality and support that permeates the Department of English, Literature, and Modern Languages. The faculty and students in the department work hard, think hard, live by grace, and genuinely care for one another. I also enjoy seeing students rise to the challenge of their rigorous coursework as they prepare for their service to God in whatever field they may enter. I am thankful to play a small part in that preparation.