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.


Professor of English

Montgomery Hall 6
(240) 895-4852

Robin Bates received his B.A. from Carleton College and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Emory University. In recent years he has taught courses in American film, film genres, Jane Austen, madness and literature, and Restoration and 18th-century literature. He has twice visited Slovenia on visiting Fulbright professorships. In his scholarship, he studies why audiences respond to film and literature as they do and what those responses mean. He has supervised student senior projects on Jane Austen, Margaret Atwood, Tom Robbins, 1950s science fiction films and the cold war, the early gothic novel, the impact of film on audiences, biracial identity and the reading experience, and South African theater.