Program Information

Ben Click, Chair
Professor of English

Office staff: 240-895-4225

Faculty Spotlight

Refocusin Chaplin

Professor of English Ben Click's new co-edited volume, Refocusing Chaplin: A Screen Icon through Critical Lenses, was published by Scarecrow Press in Fall 2013. 

Student Spotlight

Maria Smaldone

Maria Smalldone finds doors opening for her in Oxford, while studying at the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

George B. and Willma Reeves Distinguished Professor in the Liberal Arts

Montgomery Hall 126
(240) 895-4241

Jeffrey Hammond teaches courses in English and American literature, biblical and classical literature, and nonfiction writing. He has published three books in his primary field of early American literature, most recently The American Puritan Elegy: A Literary and Cultural Study (Cambridge University Press, 2000). In his other life as a creative writer, his work has appeared in such journals as Antioch Review, Missouri Review, Massachusetts Review, Southern Review, Southern Humanities Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Sport Literate, Potomac Review, Crab Orchard Review, ISLE, Salmagundi, Chattahoochee Review, Ascent, River Teeth, Witness, Fourth Genre, Clackamas Literary Review, River Styx, Ohio Magazine, Notre Dame Magazine, and American Scholar. His creative nonfiction has won two Pushcart Prizes, Shenandoah's Carter Prize for Essay, and the Missouri Review Editors' Prize for Essay, and has been cited several times in the Pushcart annual and Best American Essays. A collection of essays about life in small-town Ohio, entitled Ohio States: A Twentieth-Century Midwestern (Kent State University Press, 2002), was one of two finalists for an Independent Publisher Book Award in the essays/creative nonfiction category. This Place Where We Are (St. Mary's Press, 2006), offers a series of reflections on St. Mary's College and its liberal arts mission. His penultimate book, Small Comforts: Essays at Middle Age. (Kent State University Press, 2008), explores the amusements and anxieties of being no longer young but not (yet) old. A new book about vintage toys as a reflection of post-war American culture, entitled Little Big World: Collecting Louis Marx and the American Fifties, is out this fall from the University of Iowa Press.