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Evans, Robert

DepartmentEnglish & Philosophy
OfficeEnglish and Philosophy
Office Hours By Appointment
Office Location341 Liberal Arts
334-290-2026 [please use this number]

Robert C. Evans (Ph.D., Princeton University), has been named Distinguished Teaching Professor, Distinguished Research Professor, and second AUM Alumni Professor, and in 2011 was also named I. B. Young professor of English. External awards include fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Mellon Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and the Folger, Huntington, and Newberry Libraries. He is the author or editor of over thirty books, including volumes on Ben Jonson, seventeenth-century women writers, and various other topics. He has published over three hundred articles and notes in print and/or online. He specializes in literature of the English Renaissance and literary theory but has also published on late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British and American literature, particularly short fiction and poetry. He is especially interested in collaborative work with students. In 2006 he was named “Outstanding Teacher” by the South Atlantic Association of Departments of English (SAADE).  Recent projects include a two-volume study of 150 great American novels, three books on Shakespeare, various volumes in the Salem "Critical Insights" series, a book on World War I poetry, and a handbook on seventeenth-century literature (co-edited with Dr. Eric Sterling). For representative reviews, see

EducationPh.D., Princeton University, 1984
B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1977