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    mark.eaton@cgu.edu
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  • Degrees
    PhD, English, Boston University
  • Research Interests
    American literature and culture, film studies, historical fiction, religious studies, religion and literature

Mark Eaton is a research professor of American literature at Claremont Graduate University. He is also a professor of English at Azusa Pacific University. He has taught at Pepperdine University and was a visiting professor of film studies at the University of Oklahoma. He has held research fellowships at Oxford University and the Center of Theological Inquiry in Princeton, NJ.

He is the author of Religion and American Literature since 1950 (Bloomsbury Academic, 2020), which was published in the New Directions in Religion and Literature series, edited by Mark Knight and Emma Mason. He is the editor of Historical Fiction Now (Oxford UP, forthcoming). He is also a contributor to A Companion to Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States (Wiley-Blackwell, 2022); The Routledge Handbook of Christianity & Culture (Routledge, 2022); The Routledge Companion to Literature & Religion (Routledge, 2015); Screenwriting (Rutgers UP, 2014); A Companion to Film Comedy (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012); and A Companion to the Modern American Novel, 1900-1950 (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), among other books. He has published widely on American literature and culture in journals such as American Literary History, MFS: Modern Fiction Studies, Pedagogy, and Studies in American Fiction. He is currently editor-in-chief of the journal Christianity & Literature.

Religion and American Literature since 1950. Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.

Ed., Historical Fiction Now. Oxford University Press, Forthcoming.

“Religion and Spirituality in Neo-Slave Narratives.” In A Companion to Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States, edited by Gary Totten. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, Forthcoming.

“The Global Turn in Christianity and Literature.” In Routledge Handbook of Christianity and Culture, edited by Gregor Thuswaldner, et al. New York: Routledge, Forthcoming.

“Cosmic Consciousness: Henry James, William James, and the Society for Psychical Research.” In Science and Religion in Western Literature: Critical and Theological Studies, edited by Michael Fuller and Christopher Southgate. New York: Routledge, Forthcoming.

“Teaching Historical Fiction: Hilary Mantel and the Protestant Reformation.” In Teaching Narrative, edited by Richard Jacobs, 103-21. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.

“Pathways to Terror: Teaching 9/11 Novels.” In Teaching 21st Century Genres, edited by Katy Shaw, 129-45. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

“Beyond Belief: John Updike’s Terrorist.” In 9/11: Topics in Contemporary North American Literature, edited by Catherine Morley, 105-23. London: Bloomsbury, 2016.

“9/11 and its Literary-Religious Aftermaths.” In The Routledge Companion to Literature and Religion, edited by Mark Knight, 69-79. New York: Routledge, 2016.

“Classical Hollywood (1928-1946).” In Screenwriting: Behind the Silver Screen, edited by Andrew Horton and Julian Hoxter, 35-54. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2014.

“Dark Comedy from Dr. Strangelove to the Dude.” In A Companion to Film Comedy, edited by Andrew Horton and Joanna E. Rapf, 315-40. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013.