Christian Thorne

Associate Professor of English
Hollander Hall Rm 310


B.A. Wesleyan University, English (1995)
Ph.D. Duke University, Literature (2001)

Areas of Expertise

Critical theory; eighteenth-century philosophy and German idealism; the epic; the history of the novel, especially the historical and postcolonial novel; horror & the Gothic; and rock & roll. Some of his recent writing can be found at


Note: courses in gray are not offered this academic year.

ENGL 117 / COMP 117 (F)

Introduction to Cultural Theory

ENGL 216 (S)

Introduction to the Novel

ENGL 359 (F)

Origins of Literary Modernity

ENGL 396


ENGL 456 / COMP 456 (S)

Topics in Critical Theory: Derrida

Current Committees

Diversity and Community (2014-2015)