Schuyler Eastin, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor of Literature

Dr. Schuyler Eastin is an adjunct professor of literature at PLNU where he teaches early British Literature. He also teaches in UC San Diego’s Analytical Writing Program. Dr. Eastin’s research interests include medieval romance, premodern labor, medievalism in modern popular culture, and contrastive rhetoric in composition instruction. His article  “Chivalric Labor, Artisanal Labor, and the Productive Strike in The Knightly Tale of Gologras and Gawain” was published in Arthuriana in 2019. Dr. Eastin is an alumnus of PLNU where he met his wife Zena. They live in Alpine, California and have two brilliant and active children, Schuyler and Penelope.


  • Ph.D., English, University of California, Riverside
  • M.A., English, California State University Long Beach
  • B.A., Literature, Point Loma Nazarene University

Courses Taught

  • British Writers I - LIT 2054
  • Shakespeare - LIT 4061
  • College Composition: Research - WRI 1016
  • College Composition: Writing & Research - WRI 1010

Experience in Field

  • Lecturer, Analytical Writing Program, UC San Diego
  • Lecturer, University Writing Program, UC Riverside
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of English, San Diego Christian College

Professional and Community Involvement


  • Medieval Association of the Pacific
  • Modern Language Association
  • Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications


  • (Dis)arming the Middle Ages: Chivalric Materiality in Medieval Romance, 2017


  • 2019 – “Inclusivity and Medievalism: Reflections on a Critical Pedagogy,” International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, MI.
  • 2018 – “The ‘Brastyng’ of the ‘Hoole Book’ in Thomas Malory’s Le Morte Darthur,” Medieval and Renaissance Student Association Conference. Long Beach, CA.
  • 2016 – “Armorial Form and the Productive Strike in The Knightly tale of Gologras and Gawain,” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association conference. Pasadena, CA.
  • 2015 – “’Armé et desarmé asanblent’: Chainmail and Chivalric Assemblage in Chrétien de Troyes’ Le Chevalier de la Charrette,” Changes in Fashion in the Middle Ages. Santa Barbara, CA.
  • 2015 – “The Body ‘Matters’: Fragmentation and Reformation in Insular Romance.” Medieval Association of the Pacific. Reno, NV.
  • 2014 – “John Quarles’s Tarquin Banished: The Annexed Poem in the 1655 The Rape of Lucrece as Shakespearean Fan Fiction,” Renaissance Conference of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA.
  • 2014 – “Adventure Time, Normal Time, and Medieval Romance,” (Dis)junctions Conference. Riverside, CA.
  • 2013 – “’No thing but for love was this debaat’: Reclassifying Chaucer’s The Knight’s Tale.” Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association conference. San Diego, CA.
  • 2012 – “Galahad and Indiana Jones: The Commodification of the Holy Grail in Modern Grail Quests.” International Congress on Medieval Studies. Kalamazoo, MI.
  • 2011 – “Se that ye indifferently them bothe entertayne”: Debate, Bias, and the Burden of Determination in Henry Medwall’s Fulgens and Lucres.”Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference. Tempe, AZ.
  • 2009 – “The Vulgate Cycle and Malory’s Patriation of the Grail Quest.” Medieval and Renaissance Graduate Conference. Long Beach, CA.



  • “Chivalric Labor, Artisanal Labor, and the Productive Strike in The Knightly Tale of Gologras and GawainArthuriana 29.3: 43-65.
  • “Review: Sacred Mushroom, Holy Grail by Terry Atkinson.” Comitatus 45: 197-199.