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.

Colby Nelson

Lecturer in English

Montgomery Hall 52
(240) 895-4236

Colby Nelson received his B.A. from the University of Southern California and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Washington. While rooting for several hopeless (and hapless) baseball teams during graduate school, he studied 19th and 20th century American literature. His dissertation was entitled “Literary Investigations of Modern American Crime Narratives,” and he is particularly interested in American crime stories and detective fiction from the early- to mid- 20th century. His teaching interests include American realism and modernism. He also enjoys cooking, watching both arty and trashy films, and going on long walks with his dog, Lucy.