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 Christopher M. Wixson

Christopher M. Wixson

Professor of English, Affiliate Professor of Theatre Arts

Office: 3771 - Coleman Hall
Email: cmwixson@eiu.edu
Fall 2016 Office Hours: T 9-10:30 and 2-4 / R 9-10:30 / By Appointment

Christopher Wixson teaches advanced courses in Early Modern drama and Modernism as well as general education courses in writing and literature. He has staged plays by Edward Albee, Samuel Beckett, Anton Chekhov, Christopher Durang, Sarah Kane, Harold Pinter, William Shakespeare, and John Webster. His writing has appeared (in most cases, more than once) in Modern Drama, Studies in English Literature, the Journal of Modern Literature, Comparative Drama, ELT, Notes on Contemporary Literature, Pamphlet, The Harold Pinter Review, SHAW, American Drama, and The Columbia Encyclopedia of Modern Drama. Currently, his research focuses on Bernard Shaw, and he will take over as General Editor of SHAW: The Journal of Bernard Shaw Studies in 2017. An affiliate faculty member of the department of Theatre Arts, Dr. Wixson was the dramaturg for last year's productions of Gidion's Knot and Romeo + Juliet and will again be serving this season for Dogfight and Seminar. He was the recipient of the 2012 Distinguished Honors Faculty Award and in 2014 co-taught the study abroad course at Harlaxton College.


BA, Hamilton College
MA, Indiana University, Bloomington
PhD, Indiana University, Bloomington


Modern British and American literature, especially drama. Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

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