Stephan Flores teaches critical theory and British literature.
- Ph.D., English Language and Literature, University of Michigan, 1988
- M.A., English Literature, University of Michigan, 1981
- B.A., English, University of Oregon, 1979
Stephan Flores specializes in British literature. He teaches a range of courses from the survey of early British literature, Shakespeare, Restoration and 18th-century literature, to contemporary British fiction and critical theory. His scholarly and teaching interests include drama, the novel, and critical theory. His published research focuses on the cultural analysis of drama in the long eighteenth century 1660-1815 — his scholarship includes an edition of Orrery's Henry the Fifth (1664), in "The Broadview Anthology of Restoration and Early Eighteenth Century Drama." He has chaired the department’s curriculum committee and assessment task force; he has served on the department executive committee and the college assessment committee. He serves on the university's Faculty Senate (2012-2016) and as an invited member of the UI Women's Center Advocacy Council (2013-2015). He advises undergraduate English majors in the teaching emphasis and selected graduate students. Flores was on sabbatical leave fall semester 2014 to study theories of trauma and social change and to write about the traumatic legacies of the English civil wars in late 17th century drama. He developed a graduate level trauma theory and literature course offered in spring 2015 titled "The Life to Come: Theories of Trauma, Narrative Retrospection, and Social Change."
Flores directed the University Honors Program from 1998-2013; he was the program's associate director from 1994-1998. His experience in honors education includes participation in a National Collegiate Honors Council Faculty Institute on Honors Assessment and Evaluation, workshops on major scholarships advising, and service as a presenter for an NCHC conference workshop session on "Internal and External Honors Program Review." Flores received an NCHC Site Visitor designation (members, approved by the NCHC Assessment & Evaluation Committee, who serve as consultants or external reviewers for honors programs and honors colleges), and has served as an external reviewer for an honors program and an honors college. He has served as a reviewer for the NCHC's national Portz Scholar essay competition. As past co-chair of the NCHC Gender and Ethnicities Committee, he helped to organize and serve as moderator for panel discussions on diversity issues in higher education. He was a member of the University of Idaho's Top Scholars Task Force, directed by the university president to explore models and best practices for exceptional students at universities across the country. He served as faculty adviser for the Phi Eta Sigma honor society (1998-2013), chapter officer for (and past president of) the Alpha of Idaho chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, chapter liaison for Phi Kappa Phi, past chair of the university's Student Financial Aid Committee, past chair of the university's Juntura Committee, and he has served on the University Committee for General Education. He served from 1998-2012 as the university's faculty representative for the Cambridge, Rhodes, and Marshall scholarships (at the University of Oregon, he was one of the university's two Rhodes nominees and a semi-finalist in the competition), and served as chair/faculty representative for the Goldwater Scholarships as well as coordinating the university's advising for other major and national fellowships.
- Restoration Drama
- 18th-19th Century Novel
- Contemporary Theory
- Edition of Roger Boyle, Earl of Orrery’s play Henry the Fifth (including scholarly introduction and notes, modernized spelling) in The Broadview Anthology of Restoration and Early Eighteenth-Century Drama, (Broadview Press, 2001) pp. 2-37.
- "Orrery's The Generall and Henry the Fifth: Sexual Politics and the Desire for Friendship." The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 37 (1996): 1-19.
- "'I am Arbaces, we all fellow subjects': The Political Appeal of Beaumont's and Fletcher's A King and No King on the Restoration Stage." Essays in Literature 20 (1993): 171-96.
- "Patriarchal Politics Under Cultural Stress: Nathaniel Lee's Passion Plays." Restoration and 18th Century Theatre Research 8 (1993): 1-29.
- "Negotiating Cultural Prerogatives in Dryden's Secret Love and Sir Martin Mar-all." PLL: Papers on Language & Literature 29 (1993): 170-96.
- "Mastering the Self: The Ideological Incorporation of Desire in Lillo's The London Merchant." Essays in Theatre 5 (1987): 91-102. Reprinted in Literature Criticism from 1400-1800, Volume 131 (LC-131), ed. Larry Trudeau, (Gale, 2007).
- “'I dare do all that may become a man': Passion, Politics, and Gender in Macbeth." Invited essay. Shakesperience Study Guide. Boise: Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 1991.
- "'That / question's out of my part': The Economy of Love, Words, and Gender in Twelfth Night." Invited essay. Shakesperience Study Guide. Boise: Idaho Shakespeare Festival, 1991.
- Invited scholar for the National Endowment for the Humanities British literature five-member panel to evaluate applications for Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars (2010, 2006, 2001, 2000)
- ASUI Outstanding Faculty Award (1994 and 2004)
- UI Alumni Service Award (1994)
- Alumni Award for Faculty Excellence (1992)
- Pi Beta Pi Commendation for Excellence as an Educator (1992)
- Related distinctions: Students in Dr. Flores’ 100 through 500 level classes have received English Department Banks Awards for best critical essay; in departmental surveys, seniors have cited his courses at every level as among "the most intellectually stimulating and challenging" they have taken at the university.