Mark Eaton, PhD


Professor, Department of English

Phone: (626) 815-2075

Fax: (626) 812-3024

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: Faculty Quad, Room 4

Mark Eaton, PhD 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.


  • PhD, English, Boston University
  • MA, English, Boston University
  • BA, English and French, Whitworth College

Academic Area

  • Writing Program
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


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

Courses Taught

  • 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