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The English Department faculty at Colorado College challenges students to think critically about a broad spectrum of literature through a major that balances historical concerns with theoretical engagement of texts.

George ButteGeorge Butte


British Novel: 18th & 19th Century, Film Studies: Hitchcock & Comedy, Narrative Theory

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Armstrong 251
(719) 389-6508



Regula Meyer EvittRegula Evitt

Associate Professor

Associate Dean of the College

Medieval Literature & Culture; History of the English Language; Marie de France, Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare

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Armstrong 107
(719) 389-6687



Claire GarciaClaire Garcia


African American Literature, Late 19th/Early 20th Century British and American Literature

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Armstrong 254
(719) 389-6510



Steven HaywardHayward

Associate Professor 

Creative Writing, Fiction

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Armstrong 244 
(719) 389-6604



Jane Hilberryhilberry


Creative Writing: Poetry, Shakespeare, Creativity & Leadership, Contemporary Poetry

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Armstrong 344
(719) 389-6501 



Lisa B. Hughes


Associate Professor

Greek and Latin language, The Classical Tradition in American culture, Comedy

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Armstrong 238
(719) 389-6958 




Genevieve Lovelove

Associate Professor

Shakespeare, Non-Shakespearean Renaissance Drama, Milton, Queer Theory & Literature

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Armstrong 252
(719) 389-6507



David Mason

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Modern Literature, Creative Writing, Postcolonial Literature, International Literatures

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Armstrong 237
(719) 389-6502 




Laura Padillapadilla

Assistant Professor

Mexican-American Literature, Southwestern Literature

Professor Padilla passed away on March 16, 2014. Her teaching and scholarship are deeply missed by the College and particularly by her colleagues in the English Department.

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Professor Padilla's obituary

An article about Professor Padilla written for the Colorado Springs Gazette by English major Jesse Paul.



Jared S. Richmanrichman

Assistant Professor

Eighteenth-Century Literature & Culture, British Romanticism, Transatlantic Literature

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Armstrong 240
(719) 389-6889 



Barry Sarchettbarry


Literary Theory, Film, Film Noir, 20th Century American Literature, Detective Fiction

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Armstrong 242
(719) 389-6499 



John Simons



Modern American Literature, James Joyce, Film Studies

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Armstrong 241
(719) 389-6504




Dan Tynantynan


American Renaissance, American Realism, 20th Century American Literature, Literature & the Environment

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Armstrong 243
(719) 389-6500