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.


Associate Professor of English, Chair

Montgomery Hall 122
(240) 895-4441

Christine Wooley earned her B.A. from Amherst College in English and Women's and Gender Studies and her M.A. and Ph.D. (both in English) from the University of Washington. At the UW, she studied nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American and African-American literatures. Currently, she is working on a book, tentatively titled Quantifying Sympathy, that focuses on how sympathy is conceptualized by late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century African-American writers whose works struggle to address political and ethical concerns through literary forms. Christine has taught courses on race passing, the American gothic, and the attention to sympathy in nineteenth-century American and African-American literature. She likes to cook, tries to make it to yoga once a week, and loves to bring her dog Lucy to class.