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Mark Eaton, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of English
Phone: (626) 815-2075
Fax: (626) 812-3024
Mark Eaton, Ph.D., specializes in American literature, African American literature, American ethnic literature, postmodernism, and film studies. He is co-editor, with Emily Griesinger, of a volume of essays called The Gift of Story: Narrating Hope in a Postmodern World (Baylor University Press, 2006). He has published widely on American literature and culture in scholarly journals, including Christianity and Literature, Modern Fiction Studies, Pedagogy, and Prospects, and has written book reviews in The Boston Book Review, Modern Fiction Studies, and Studies in American Fiction. With his twin brother, director/cinematographer Michael Eaton, he has written several screenplays, one of which was a semifinalist for a Nicholl Fellowship. He lives in San Marino, California, with his wife, Victoria, and two sons.


  • Ph.D., English, Boston University
  • M.A., English, Boston University
  • B.A., English and French, Whitworth College


Honors College

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • English


  • African American Literature
  • American Literature and Culture
  • American Studies
  • Ethnic Literature
  • Postmodernism
  • Screenwriting and Film

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 110 – Freshman Writing Seminar
  • ENGL 111 – Introduction to Literature
  • ENGL 211 – Introduction to Film
  • ENGL 311 – Film and Literature
  • ENGL 354 – American Literature Since 1865
  • ENGL 486 – Topics in Film Analysis
  • ENGL 487 – Literary Movements
  • ENGL 489 – Literary Topics