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EIU Department of English


Christopher M. Wixson, Professor of English, Affiliate Professor of Theatre Arts

Office: - Coleman Hall 3771 / Doudna Fine Arts Center 1351

Fall 2018 Office Hours: TR 8:30-10:30 / By Appointment

Christopher Wixson teaches advanced courses in Early Modern drama and Modernism, script analysis and dramaturgy, and 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. He is the author of Bernard Shaw and Advertising: Prophet Motives (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018) and the General Editor of SHAW: The Journal of Bernard Shaw Studies. An affiliate faculty member of the department of Theatre Arts, Dr. Wixson was the dramaturg for recent productions of Gidion's Knot, Romeo + Juliet, Dogfight, Seminar, Next to Normal, and Dancing at Lughnasa and will again serve for this season's Mr. Marmalade. 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 and contemporary British and American literature, especially drama. Shakespeare and his contemporaries.

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Department of English

600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-2428
Fax: (217) 581-7209

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