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Christopher Noble, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of English, High Sierra Program
Phone: (909) 967-3293
Christopher Noble, Ph.D., received his undergraduate degrees in English and philosophy from Westmont College. He was awarded a Pew Younger Scholars Fellowship and pursued graduate work at the University of California, Irvine, where he specialized in 19th century British literature and literary criticism. Noble has presented papers at numerous conferences in the United States and Canada, and has published scholarly work in the journals Christianity and Literature and Victorian Studies. Currently an assistant professor at Azusa Pacific University, Noble regularly teaches courses in composition, British literature, and critical theory.


Ph.D. - English Literature, University of California, Irvine, 2000
M.A. - English Literature, University of California, Irvine, 1996
B.A. - English and Philosophy, Westmont College, 1994


  • Honors College
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • English


  • English Literature
  • Literary Criticism

Courses Taught

ENGL 111 – Introduction to Literature
ENGL 222 – English Literature Survey to 1789
ENGL 232 – English Literature Survey Since 1789
ENGL 480 – Contemporary Literary Criticism
ENGL 487 – Literary Movements
ENGL 110 – Freshman Writing Seminar

Professional/Scholarly Presentations

"A Transcendent and Pragmatic Vision: Coleridge at the Borders of Christian Orthodoxy," Christianity and Literature 48.1 (Autumn 1998): 29-43.

Review of Cynthia Curran’s When I First Began My Life Anew: Middle-Class Widows in Victorian Britain. Victorian Studies 44.3 (Spring 2002): 519-521.

Professional Involvement and Accomplishments

Pew Graduate Fellowship
APU Faculty Research Grant

Special Interests and Activities

Romantic literature
Victorian literature
Literary theory

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