Hope Norman Coulter (A.B., Harvard University) teaches creative writing, both fiction and poetry. She has published two novels: The Errand of the Eye (1988), which won the 1989 Porter Fund Award for Literary Excellence, and Dry Bones (1990). She has studied African Literature at the University of Zambia on a Rotary Fellowship, and she has published stories and poems in a number of journals. website
Ashby Bland Crowder (Ph.D., University of London) teaches courses in poetry, the Victorian and Renaissance periods, and Shakespeare. His critical articles, review essays, and poems have appeared in a wide variety of national and international journals. He is an editor of the Ohio-Baylor variorum edition of The Complete Works of Robert Browning and has published books on Southern writers and on poetry. Professor Crowder has received an Andrew Mellon Senior Fellowship, two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and a Fulbright Grant to teach in Poland. Most recently he is the author of Wakeful Anguish: A Literary Biography of William Humphrey (2004), which won "best book" awards from both the South Central and South Atlantic Modern Language Associations.
Robert Entzminger (Ph.D., Rice University) is the current Provost of Hendrix College. His classes and scholarship focus on Seventeenth-Century Literature, especially Milton. He is the author of Divine Word: Milton and the Redemption of Language (1985) and is currently the chair of the ACS Council of Deans.
Amanda Hagood (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University) is an ACS Environmental Fellow in English. She teaches classes in literature and the environment, with special interest in how twentieth-century American writers have approached the idea of environmental disaster, and in the writing of the emerging food movement. She has published on the unlikely literary affinity of Rachel Carson and Flannery O'Connor, and on the post-apocalyptic fiction of Judith Merril.
Alice Hines (Ph.D., Texas Woman's University), in addition to teaching courses in Great Books, Seventeenth-Century and Eighteenth-Century British poetry, prose, drama, and fine arts, she recently wrote the test items to accompany the tenth edition of the Harbrace College Handbook. Professor Hines also serves as coordinator of our college-wide Writing Across the Curriculum Program.
Tyrone Jaeger (Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln) is the current Hendrix-Murphy Writer in Residence at Hendrix College. He teaches creative writing. His fiction and poetry appear in The LIterary Review, Tartts Three: Incisive Writing from Emerging Writers, Descant, Portland Review, Southeast Review, Nimrod, 580 Split, Beloit Fiction Journal, and others. Indiana Review and PRISM International recently nominated his work for the Pushcart Prize. website
Toni Wall Jaudon (Ph.D., Cornell University) teaches courses in American literatures before 1900. She writes about religion and the liveliness of objects in the literatures of the nineteenth-century Americas and likes to think and teach about material culture, histories of reading, secular sensibilities, dissident sensations, and things that do things. Her essay "Obeah's Sensations: Rethinking Religion at the Transnational Turn" received the Norman Foerster prize, given annually in recognition of the year's best essay in American Literature, in 2012.
Kristi McKim (Ph.D., Emory) teaches courses in film studies.
Her teaching and research explore the ways that cinema can enrich our
perception by correlating our experience of time (through clocks, calendars,
bodies, histories) with environmental changes (gravity, weather, seasons) and
human emotion (such as nostalgia, desire, love, melancholia). Her publications
include Love in the Time of Cinema
(2011) and the forthcoming Cinema as
Weather: Stylistic Screens and Atmospheric Change. She has published on
Hirokazu Kore-eda's After Life (in Camera Obscura), Agnès Varda's Jacquot de Nantes (in Studies in French Cinema, and Bernardo
Bertolucci's The Dreamers (in Cinephilia in the Age of Digital
Reproduction, vol. 2); her work also appears in Film Philosophy, Senses of
Cinema, Film Quarterly, and Film International.
Dorian Stuber (Ph.D., Cornell University) teaches 20th and 21st century British literature, literary theory, psychoanalysis, and film. He has published on D.H. Lawrence's Women in Love and Todd Haynes's film Safe. His current research examines the relationship between textual forms and life forms; he is preparing a manuscript titled "Life Sentences: D.H. Lawrence's Living Language."
Alex Vernon (Ph.D., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill) teaches post-1900 American literature as well as writing. He is the author of two memoirs, most succinctly bred (2006) and The Eyes of Orion: Five Tank Lieutenants in the Persian Gulf War (1999; Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Book Award); two books of literary criticism/history, Soldiers Once and Still: Ernest Hemingway, James Salter, and Tim O'Brien (2004) and Hemingway's Second War: Bearing Witness to the Spanish Civil War (spring 2011); the cultural study On Tarzan (2008); and two edited collections, Arms and the Self: War, the Military, and Autobiographical Writing (2005) and Approaches to Teaching the Works of Tim O'Brien (forthcoming). website
Carol West (Ph.D., Yale University), teaches courses in early English literature, the British novel, and African literature. In recent years, she has received five fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities and has traveled to Africa and Europe to conduct research.