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Mark Eaton, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of English
Phone: (626) 815-2075
Email: meaton@apu.edu
Fax: (626) 812-3024
Mark Eaton, Ph.D. specializes in American literature, film studies, and religious studies. He is co-editor of The Gift of Story: Narrating Hope in a Postmodern World (Baylor UP, 2006) and a contributor to The Routledge Companion to Literature & Religion (Routledge, 2015); Screenwriting (Rutgers UP, 2014); A Companion to Film Comedy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012); and A Companion to the Modern American Novel, 1900-1950 (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009). He has published widely on American literature and culture in journals such as American Literary History, Modern Fiction Studies, Pedagogy, and Studies in American Fiction. He has also written several screenplays, one of which was a semifinalist for the Nicholl Fellowship.

Education

  • Ph.D., English, Boston University
  • M.A., English, Boston University
  • B.A., English and French, Whitworth College

Departments

Honors College

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • English

Expertise

  • African American Literature
  • American Literature and Culture
  • American Studies
  • Ethnic Literature
  • Postmodernism
  • Screenwriting and Film

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 211 – Introduction to Film Analysis and Criticism
  • ENGL 311 – Film and Literature
  • ENGL 354 – American Literature Since 1865
  • ENGL 364 - American Ethnic Literature
  • ENGL 410 - American Novel
  • ENGL 486 – Film Topics: The New Hollywood
  • ENGL 486 - Film Topics: Alfred Hitchcock
  • ENGL 487 – Literary Movements: Contemporary British Fiction
  • ENGL 489 – Literary Topics: American Gothic
  • ENGL 489 - Literary Topics: Religion and American Literature