Faculty and Staff

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Dr. Mark Cirino

Associate Professor and Department Chair and Melvin M. Peterson Endowed Chair in Literature

Olmsted Hall, Room 325
812-488-2233
mc171@evansville.edu

Mark Cirino received his PhD at the Graduate Center-CUNY. He serves as the General Editor for Kent State University Press’s “Reading Hemingway” series, for which he wrote the volume on Across the River and into the Trees (2016). His previous book was Ernest Hemingway: Thought in Action (U of Wisconsin P 2012). He is the co-editor of the essay collections Hemingway and Italy: 21st-Century Perspectives (2017), Hemingway’s Spain (Kent State UP 2015) and Ernest Hemingway and the Geography of Memory (Kent State 2010). He also co-authored Hidden Hemingway: Inside the Ernest Hemingway Archives of Oak Library (2016). He taught creative writing and American literature at New York University for eight years, and he is the author of two novels, Name the Baby (Anchor 1998) and Arizona Blues (Rogner & Bernhard 2000). His fiction has been published in Drunken Boat, and his scholarly work has been published in The Hemingway Review, The Mailer Review, Papers on Language and Literature, Voices in Italian Americana, and PMLA. He teaches American literature.
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Dr. Robert Baines

Assistant Professor/English

Olmsted Hall, Room 327
812-488-2976
rb211@evansville.edu

Robert Baines earned his BA in English Language and Literature from Oxford University and his M.Phil. in Anglo-Irish Literature and his PhD in English from Trinity College Dublin. He specializes in twentieth-century British and Irish literature, and his research focuses on James Joyce. He has published articles and reviews in such journals as the Dublin James Joyce Journal, European Joyce Studies, the Irish Literary Supplement, the Journal of Modern Literature, and Modern Fiction Studies. He is currently working on a monograph on the role of philosophy in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. He teaches twentieth-century literature, the second and third British literature surveys, Shakespeare, and Critical Theory.
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Dr. Kristina Hochwender

Associate Professor/English

Olmsted Hall, Room 330
812-488-2898
kh125@evansville.edu

Kristina Hochwender earned her BA from Cornell College, and her MA and PhD from Washington University. Dr. Hochwender specializes in Victorian fiction, with her primary research centering on 19th century clerical novels, particularly on the intersection of national and spiritual representation in the person of the Victorian clergyman. Her focus on literature of faith and doubt has led to presentations on works by Margaret Oliphant, George MacDonald, Harold Frederic, and W.H. Auden. She is a contributor to the Victorian Web, and teaches surveys of English and American literature; topics courses in the English Novel and Victorian Literature; and writing intensive first-year seminars.
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Dr. Sara Petrosillo

Assistant Professor/English

Olmsted Hall 326
812-488-2010
sp220@evansville.edu

Sara Petrosillo received her BA in English and Italian Literature from Colby College, and her PhD in English from the University of California, Davis. Her scholarship focuses on medieval literature and feminism and she has published articles on medieval poetry and drama in the Journal for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Exemplaria: Medieval, Early Modern, Theory, and most recently in a 2018 essay collection, Animal Languages in the Middle Ages: Representations of Interspecies Communication (Palgrave-Macmillan). She is currently working on a book about the cultural influence of falconry on medieval reading practices, Predatory Poetics: Form, Feminism, and Falconry in Medieval Literary Culture. She teaches the first half of the British literature survey, first year seminars, and early English literature.

Staff

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Mrs. Michelle Lehman

Administrative Assistant/English & History
ml281@evansville.edu
Olmsted Hall, Room OH 322
812-488-2963

Office Phone:
812-488-2963

Office Email:
ml281@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Room 329, Olmsted Administration Hall