Frank Christianson

Specializations

Nineteenth-Century American and British Literature

Subspecializations

Transatlantic Studies
Philanthropy Studies
Literature and History of the American West

Biography

Dr. Christianson teaches courses in nineteenth-century American and British 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. His book, Philanthropy in British & American Fiction, was published by Edinburgh University Press in 2007. He is senior editor of The Papers of William F. Cody project, which edits and publishes material related to Cody’s life and enterprises, including the Wild West exhibition. His scholarly editions of The Life of the Hon. William F. Cody and The Wild West in England were published by University of Nebraska Press. He has co-edited an essay collection on nineteenth-century philanthropy titled Philanthropic Discourse in Anglo-American Literature, published with Indiana University Press, and he edited The Popular Frontier: Buffalo Bill’s Wild West and Transnational Mass Culture with University of Oklahoma Press in 2017. He currently serves as an associate dean in the College of Humanities.

Degrees

PhD, Brown University

BA, MA Brigham Young University

Courses Taught

ENGL 293 History of American Literature
ENGL 362 Late 19th-C. American Literature
ENGL 375 Victorian Literature
American Studies 300R Literature and Culture of the American West