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Amy Easton-Flake

Associate Professor
Ancient Scripture

210L JSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Dr. Easton-Flake received her Ph.D. in American Literature (with an emphasis in nineteenth-century women’s literature and narrative theory) from Brandeis University in 2011. She also received an M.A. in Women’s Studies from Brandeis, an M.A. in English from Brigham Young University, and a B.A. in American Studies and Marriage, Family, and Human Development from Brigham Young University. Her research interests include nineteenth-century women’s reform literature, nineteenth-century women’s biblical hermeneutics, Latter-day Saint “Home Literature” in relation to the larger print culture, the Book of Mormon through a narrative lens, and reception history of the Book of Mormon. She and her husband, Merrill, are the parents of two children.

Research Interests

nineteenth-century women’s reform literature, nineteenth-century women’s biblical hermeneutics, Latter-day Saint women’s construction of self and place through print, the Book of Mormon through a narrative lens, and reception history of the Bible and Book of Mormon.

Teaching Interests

Book of Mormon, New Testament, Women in the Scriptures

Education

  • Ph.D., American Literature , Nineteenth-Century, institution ( 2011-01-01 - 2011-12-31 )

Professional Citizenship

  • Editor, Associate Editor, Journal of Book of Mormon Studies: Maxwell Institute and Illinois UP, 2018-08-01 - 2018-08-31 - Present
  • Committee/Council Member, Society of Biblical Literature: Recovering Female Interpreters Group, 2014-11-01 - 2014-11-30 - Present
  • Conference-Related Role, Mormon Historical Association, 2014-01-01 - 2014-01-31 - 2015-06-01 - 2015-06-30

Courses Taught

2020

  • REL A 211 : Section 024
  • REL A 211 : Section 025
  • GWS 330 : Section 001
  • REL A 275 : Section 003
  • REL A 275 : Section 004
  • REL A 275 : Section 019
  • REL A 275 : Section 030
  • REL A 275 : Section 031

2019

  • REL A 122 : Section 003
  • REL A 122 : Section 009
  • REL A 211 : Section 010
  • REL A 211 : Section 013

2018

  • REL A 275 : Section 021
  • REL A 275 : Section 029
  • REL A 211 : Section 026
  • REL A 211 : Section 028
  • REL A 122 : Section 003
  • REL A 275 : Section 014
  • REL A 275 : Section 017
  • REL A 211 : Section 014
  • REL A 211 : Section 018

2016

  • REL A 275 : Section 012
  • REL A 275 : Section 015
  • REL A 275 : Section 018
  • REL A 275 : Section 019
  • REL A 275 : Section 001
  • REL A 275 : Section 002
  • REL A 275 : Section 010
  • REL A 275 : Section 013
  • REL A 275 : Section 016
  • REL A 275 : Section 018

2015

  • REL A 275 : Section 012
  • REL A 275 : Section 015
  • REL A 275 : Section 017
  • REL A 275 : Section 019

2014

  • REL A 122 : Section 009
  • REL A 122 : Section 010
  • REL A 122 : Section 012
  • REL A 122 : Section 014
  • REL A 122 : Section 015
  • REL A 122 : Section 019
  • REL A 122 : Section 026

2013

  • REL A 121 : Section 028
  • REL A 121 : Section 035
  • REL A 121 : Section 048

2010

  • REL A 121 : Section 001
  • REL A 121 : Section 002

Presentations

  • Easton-Flake AA. Theology of the Afterlife in Mormon Women’s Late-Nineteenth-Century Poetry. American Academy of Religion. December, 2020.
  • Easton-Flake AA. Teaching Masculinity in 1830s America: Conduct Books and The Book of Mormon. Book of Mormon Studies Association. October, 2019.
  • Easton-Flake AA. Literary Works in the Revolution and the Woman’s Journal: Clarifying History. American Journalism History Association. October, 2018.
  • Cope R, Easton-Flake AA. Reconfiguring the Archive: Women and the Social Production of the Book of Mormon” . Conference on Faith and History. October, 2018.
  • Easton-Flake AA. Marcan Christology: Narrating the Christ. Sperry Symposium. October, 2018.
  • Asplund CT, Easton-Flake AA, Kershisnik BT. Art as Spiritual Inquiry. Mormon Arts Festival. Each panelist actually gave a 20 minute presentation Mine had a subtitle, "Letter to a Young Mormon Composer". June, 2018.
  • Easton-Flake AA. Literature and Spiritual Inquiry. Mormon Arts Festival. June, 2018.
  • Easton-Flake AA. Poetic Representations of Mormon Women in Utah Territory 1872-1896. C19: The Society of Nineteenth-Century Americanists. March, 2018.
  • Easton-Flake AA. Women’s Deployment of the Bible in Late Nineteenth-Century America. American Historical Association. January, 2018.
  • Easton-Flake AA. Latter-day Saint Biblical Use and Interpretation as Exhibited in Church Periodicals 1880-1900. Society of Biblical Literature. November, 2017.
  • Easton-Flake AA. Biblical Women in the Woman’s Exponent: Female Interpreters in Late-Nineteenth-Century Mormonism. Society of Biblical Literature. November, 2016.
  • Easton-Flake AA. Constructing Self & Society: Literary Works in the Woman’s Exponent. Church History Symposium. March, 2016.
  • Easton-Flake AA. Biblical Women as Answer to Nineteenth-Century Woman Question: Stowe’s Woman in Sacred History. Society of American Women Writers. November, 2015.
  • Easton-Flake AA. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Popular Exegesis: Window to biblical women and nineteenth-century woman question. Society of Biblical Literature. November, 2015.
  • Cope R, Easton-Flake AA. A Multiplicity of Witnesses: Women and Ways of Knowing. 44th Annual Sidney B Sperry Symposium. October, 2015.
  • Easton-Flake AA. Women of Genesis on a Pedestal: Hannah King’s Mormon Exegesis. Society of Biblical Literature. November, 2014.
  • Easton-Flake AA, Cope R. Refiguring the Archive: Women and the Book of Mormon Translation. Joseph Smith’s Tranlsation Projects Conference. August, 2014.
  • Easton-Flake AA. Biblical Women in the Woman’s Exponent: The Bible in Nineteenth-Century Mormonism. The Bible in American Life Conference. August, 2014.
  • Easton-Flake AA. “Stowe’s Woman in Sacred History: Biblical Exegesis for the Consumer Culture” . Northeastern Modern Language Association. April, 2014.
  • Easton-Flake AA. “Persuading a Nation: Suffrage & Antisuffrage Novels”. Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association. October, 2013.
  • Easton-Flake AA. Women in the Book of Mormon: What Has Been Done & Where Should We Go. Future of Book of Mormon Studies Think Tank. August, 2013.
  • Easton-Flake AA. “Fiction as Political Discourse: Literary Works in the Revolution and the Woman’s Journal” . Northeaster Modern Language Association. March, 2013.
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