Scott McLean

A picture of Professor McLean at the left, in a nature scene.

Position Title
Lecturer Emeritus of Comparative Literature

Comparative Literature


Education and Degree(s)

  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Course(s) Taught

  • Writing Nature: 1750 to the Present
  • Myth in Literature
  • Introduction to Poetry
  • Romanticism


He began his college career in fisheries biology, but later changed his field of study to German language and literature and wrote a dissertation on "The Revision of Wilderness in Friedrich Hölderlin's Late Poetry." He taught a variety of courses for Comparative Literature. His publications include articles on the 18th-Century German poet Friedrich Hölderlin, on Norman Maclean and Gary Snyder. In 1980, he edited The Real Work, a collection of interviews and talks with Gary Snyder. Scott is also author a book on Rock-&-Roll and poetry, Chasing A Song, and of three books of poetry.