Mark Kemp

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Senior Lecturer

Advisor, English Department

CL 501C


Mark A.R. Kemp is an academic advisor (undergraduate and graduate) in English and Film Studies.  He teaches and writes about American and general literature, and has published articles on Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Michael Ondaatje, Margaret Atwood, and Paul Auster. He received his MA in Comparative Literature from Carleton University and his PhD in English and Cultural Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Mark is the recipient of the 2017 Ampco-Pittsburgh Prize for Excellence in Advising. He has led study abroad programs in Edinburgh, Scotland (2015, 2017) and Pitt MAP (Buenos Aires, Prague, Beijing: 2012).


The Wild West
The Wild West: Frontiers of Nature
Contemporary Environmental Literature
Topics in British Literature: Ideas of Nation and National Character in Scottish Literature
Detective Fiction
Detective Fiction: Frontier Justice and Injustice
Gothic Imagination
Fantasy and Romance
Literature of the Americas
World Literature in English
American Literature to 1860
20th Century American Literature