Mark Eaton, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of English

Phone: (626) 815-2075
Fax: (626) 812-3024
Office Location: Faculty Quad, Room 4
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Mark Eaton, Ph.D. is the author of Religion and Literature since 1950 (Bloomsbury Academic, 2020) and the editor of Historical Fiction Now (Oxford UP, forthcoming). He is also the 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. Since 2015, he has been the Editor of Christianity & Literature. He has also written several screenplays, one of which was a semifinalist for the Nicholl Fellowship.


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

Academic Areas

  • Writing Program
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Department of English


  • African American Literature
  • American Literature and Culture
  • American Studies
  • Religion and Literature
  • Screenwriting and Film
  • US Ethnic Literature

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 211 – 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: Historical Fiction

Office Hours

By appointment only

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