Department of Language and Literature


Dr. Thomas R. Mitchell, Professor
Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

President of the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society (2010-2012)

American Literature and 19th Century British.

Phone: (956) 326-2633

Office: LBVSC 301A

Teaching Areas: 19th century American Literature, 19th century British Literature

Research: American Literary Renaissance


Ph.D. in English, Texas A&M University, 1994
B.A., M.A. in English, University of Louisiana-Monroe, 1971 and 1973
(formerly Northeast Louisiana University)
Sigma Tau Delta & Phi Kappa Phi


"In the Whale's Wake:  Melvilles and The Blithedale Romance." In Hawthorne and Melville:  Writing a Relationship.  Ed. by Jana          L. Argersinger and Leland S. Person.  Athens:  U of Georgia Press, 2008.  249-68.

“Hawthorne.” American Literary Scholarship, An Annual, 2004. Chapel Hill: Duke UP, 2006. 31-49. A critical review of the year’s          publications in Hawthorne studies

 “Hawthorne.” American Literary Scholarship, An Annual, 2003. Chapel Hill: Duke UP, 2005. 33-46. A critical review of the year’s          publications in Hawthorne studies.

"Hawthorne." American Literary Scholarship, An Annual, 2002. Chapel Hill: Duke UP, 2004. 25-38. A critical review of the year’s          publications in Hawthorne studies

"In the Whale's Wake: Melville and The Blithedale Romance." ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 46.1/2 (2000): 51-73.          (Published in Jan. 2002)

"This Mutual Visionary Company: Nathaniel Hawthorne & Margaret Fuller." In Margaret Fuller's Cultural Critique: Her Age and Her          Legacy. Ed. Fritz Fleischmann. New York: Peter Lang, 2000. 109-120.

"Rappaccini's Garden and Emerson's Concord: Translating the Voice of Margaret Fuller." In Hawthorne and Women: Engendering          and Expanding the Hawthorne Tradition. Eds. John Idol and Maria Ponce. Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 1999.          75-91.

"The Two Lives of Love: Robert Browning's 'Love in a Life' and 'Life in a Love.'" Studies in Browning and His Circle 22 (May 1999):          50-58.

Hawthorne's Fuller Mystery. Amherst: Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 1998.

"Julian Hawthorne and the Scandal of Margaret Fuller." American Literary History 7 (1995): 210-33.

"John Keats' Outlawry in 'Robin Hood.'" Studies in English Literature (SEL) 34 (1994): 753-69.

"Dead Men and Dead Letters: Narrative Purpose in 'Bartleby the Scrivener'." Studies in Short Fiction 27 (1990): 329-38.

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