Mark Kemp

  • Professor Emeritus

Mark A.R. Kemp is a professor emeritus and was an academic advisor (undergraduate and graduate) in English and Film Studies.  He taught and writes about American and general literature, and has published articles on Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Michael Ondaatje, Margaret Atwood, and Paul Auster. He received his MA in Comparative Literature from Carleton University and his PhD in English and Cultural Studies from the University of Pittsburgh. Mark is the recipient of the 2017 Ampco-Pittsburgh Prize for Excellence in Advising. He has led study abroad programs in Edinburgh, Scotland (2015, 2017) and Pitt MAP (Buenos Aires, Prague, Beijing: 2012).


  • Satire
  • The Wild West
  • The Wild West: Frontiers of Nature
  • Contemporary Environmental Literature
  • Topics in British Literature: Ideas of Nation and National Character in Scottish Literature
  • Detective Fiction
  • Detective Fiction: Frontier Justice and Injustice
  • Gothic Imagination
  • Fantasy and Romance
  • Literature of the Americas
  • World Literature in English
  • American Literature to 1860
  • 20th Century American Literature