Dr. Charles Hatten

Professor, English
Ph.D., Yale University, 1988

Office: Alumni 211
Email: chatten@bellarmine.edu

Charles Hatten grew up in Seattle, where he graduated from Cleveland High School. He attended Brandeis (BA 1980) and Yale (MA, PhD 1988) and has published articles on both American and British literature. His book, The End of Domesticity: Alienation from the Family in Dickens, Eliot and James, was published by University of Delaware Press in 2010. He has taught courses in Victorian literature, critical theory, seventeenth century poetry, contemporary American literature, literature in the Age of Revolution, and the family in British literature. His interests include critical theory, Victorian literature and contemporary American culture. He is currently writing a book on anxieties about the marketplace in American culture.

Select Publications

  • The End of Domesticity: Alienation from the Family in Dickens, Eliot, and James. Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, 2010.
  • “Bad Mommies and Boy-Men: Postfeminism and Reactionary Masculinity in Tom Perrotta’s Little Children.” Critique (Spring 2007): 230-249.
  • “Catherine Barkley and the Reification of Desire in A Farewell to Arms.” Journal of the History of Sexuality 4.1 (July 1993): 76-98.
  • The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce: Milton and the Politics of Marital Reform.” Milton Studies 27 (1991): 95-114.