Frank Christianson


Nineteenth-Century Anglophone Literature


Transatlantic Studies
Philanthropy Studies
The Novel


Dr. Christianson teaches courses in nineteenth-century Anglophone literatures. He specializes in literary realism, transatlanticism, and the novel. Professor Christianson began teaching at BYU in 2002. He received his Ph.D. in English from Brown University and his MA and BA degrees from BYU. He is author of the book Philanthropy in British & American Fiction. He is senior editor of the documentary edition, The Papers of William F. Cody, and his scholarly editions include The Wild West in England and The Life of the Hon. William F. Cody. He co-edited an essay collection on nineteenth-century philanthropy titled Philanthropic Discourse in Anglo-American Literature and he edited The Popular Frontier: Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and Transnational Mass Culture. He currently serves as an associate dean in the College of Humanities.


PhD, Brown University

Courses Taught

ENGL 630: Theories of Cultural Nationalism
ENGL 390R Transnational Literature
ENGL 375 Victorian Literature
ENGL 294 Transatlantic Literary History