Mark Kemp

Senior Lecturer, Advisor

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).

Courses

Satire

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