Frank Christianson

Associate Dean, College of Humanities, Professor, English

4002 JFSB


Curriculum Vitae

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Teaching Experience

I teach courses on nineteenth-century literature in the US and Britain. My favorite classes include English 293 American Literary History, English 364 Literature and Culture of the American West.


I am interested in the ways writing and other cultural practices shape communal identity, particularly at the national level. Much of my work is comparative, exploring the connections and influences between America and Britain in the industrial age.

Selected Publications

  • The Popular Frontier: Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and Transnational Mass Culture, University of Oklahoma Press (Editor).
  • Philanthropic Discourse in Anglo-American Literature, Indiana University Press (Co-Editor).
  • The Wild West in England, By William F. Cody. University of Nebraska Press (Editor).
  • The Life of Hon. William F. Cody. By William F. Cody. University of Nebraska Press (Editor).
  • Philanthropy in British and American Fiction: Dickens, Hawthorne, Eliot, and Howells. Edinburgh University Press.


I currently serve as an associate dean in the College of Humanities. My primary focus is student development including experiential education, career readiness, and mentored research.

Citizenship assignments

International Study Programs Advisory Council
Advisement Integration Council
Study Abroad for GE Executive Committee
University Council on Teacher Education