He holds a Bachelors of Science in Psychology/Sociology (Drury College, 1991), and Master of Arts degrees from Missouri State University (Religious Studies, 2001); and the University of Missouri: Kansas City (English Literature, 2008). He is also a member of Ozarks Romance Authors, a local writers group.
His publications include four scholarly journal articles in Religious Studies and English, and he is the winner of the Best Graduate Essay for 2008 in the Dept. of English Language and Literature at the University of Missouri: Kansas City.
In recent years, he has turned his attention to fiction writing, with a particular interest in the genres of Magical Realism, Supernatural, Literary Fiction, Fable, and Gay Male fiction.
Other interests include Modern Poetry and Jesus Studies. He is currently working on a gay Gothic novel and a collection of stories about a sheep and a rabbit. He is obsessed with Bunny Rabbits and sleeps with stuffed animals.
C. E. Hammock is unmarried with no children. He is generally Agnostic despite an interest in religion, and his fiction often include supernatural elements and religious themes. He resides in Springfield, MO.
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“Isaiah 56:1-8 and the Redefining of the Restoration Judean Community.” Biblical Theology Bulletin. Vol. 30, No. 2 (Summer 2000): 46-57.
“Dualism and the Religious Thought of Shenoute of Atripe.” Coptic Church Review. Vol. 21, No. 4 (Winter 2000): 119-131.
“Heterosexual/Homosexual Definitions and the Homosexual Narrative of James Purdy’s: ‘The Candles of Your Eyes’.” Journal of the Short Story in English. Vol. 52 (Spring 2009): 167-178.
“Hope, Despair and the Voicing of Renaissance Homoeroticism in Richard Barnfield’s ‘Certaine Sonnets’.” Cahiers Élisabéthains: A Journal of English Renaissance Studies. Vol 79, No. 1 (April 2011): 13-20.
“The Divided Self: Striving for the ‘Homosexual’ Self Before The Invention of Homosexuality in Theodore Winthrop’s Cecil Dreeme.” Paper defended for the Master of Arts degree, 2008. Awarded the grade of High Pass and winner of the UMKC Department of English Best Graduate Essay Award for the school year 2008-2009.
Honors and Awards:
Inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda: Alpha Xi Chapter, Drury College Evening Honor Society, 1989.
Recipient of the MSU Religious Studies Department Rose Marie and Martin H. Boone, Jr. Graduate Scholarship, 1997-1998, 1998-1999, 1999-2000.
Winner of the UMKC English Department Best Graduate Essay Award for the school year 2008-2009
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