Faculty

Humanistic Studies Faculty

   

Philip Hicks
Professor and Chair

Email: phicks@saintmarys.edu
Office: 148 E Spes Unica Hall
Phone: (574) 284-4487
Fax: (574) 284-4855
Address: 79 Spes Unica Hall, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame IN 46556

Education: BA in History, University of Notre Dame; MA in History, Cambridge University (Selwyn College); MA, PhD in History, The Johns Hopkins University.

Courses Offered: Lives and Times (HUST 103), High Society (HUST 212), Renaissance and Reformation (HUST 322), Absolutism, Enlightenment, and Revolution (HUST 461), The Modern World (HUST 462).

Research Interests: British intellectual history and historical writing, 1660-1800; history of feminist thought.

Publications: Neoclassical History and English Culture: From Clarendon to Hume (Macmillan, 1996); “’The spirit of liberty’: Historical Causation and Political Rhetoric in the Age of Hume,” in David Hume: Historical Thinker, Historical Writer, ed. Mark G. Spencer (Penn State University Press, 2013), pp. 61-79. “The Ancient Historians in Britain,” in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature: Volume 3 (1660-1790), ed. David Hopkins and Charles Martindale (Oxford University Press, 2012), pp. 569-92.“The Roman Matron in Britain: Female Political Influence and Republican Response, ca. 1750-1800,” Journal of Modern History 77 (March 2005): 35-69; “Portia and Marcia: Female Political Identity and the Historical Imagination, 1770-1800,” William and Mary Quarterly 62 (April 2005): 265-94; “Catharine Macaulay’s Civil War: Gender, History, and Republicanism in Georgian Britain,” Journal of British Studies, 41 (April 2002): 170-98.

 



John Shinners
Professor
Bruno P. Schlesinger Chair in Humanistic Studies

Email: shinners@saintmarys.edu
Office: 152 E Spes Unica Hall
Phone: (574) 284-4494
Fax: (574) 284-4855
Address: 97 Spes Unica Hall, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame IN 46556

Education: BA in History, Loyola University, New Orleans; MA, PhD in Medieval Studies, University of Toronto.

Courses Offered: Lives and Times (HUST 103); Myth, Legend, and History (HUST 197); Greek and Roman Culture (HUST 292); Medieval Culture (HUST 321); Colloquium II (HUST 324); Renaissance and Reformation (HUST 322); The Modern World (HUST 462); Colloquium IV (464).

Research Interests: Daily religious life in medieval England.

Publications: Medieval Popular Religion: 1000-1500 (Broadview, 2nd ed., 2000); (with William J. Dohar) Pastors and the Care of Souls in Medieval England (University of Notre Dame Press, 1998).

 

   

Laura Williamson Ambrose
Assistant Professor

Email: lambrose@saintmarys.edu
Office: 147 E Spes Unica Hall
Phone: (574) 284-4465
Fax: (574) 284-4855
Address: 9 Spes Unica Hall, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame IN 46556
Website: www.laurawilliamsonambrose.com

Education: BA in English, Rutgers University; PhD in English, University of Michigan.

Courses Offered: Lives and Times (HUST 103), Colloquium I: Medieval Literature (HUST 323); Colloquium II: Renaissance and Reformation Literature (HUST 324); Colloquium III: 17th- and 18th-Century Literature (HUST 463).

Research Interests: Representations of travel in late sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature; history of cartography; digital humanities.

Publications: "Travel in Time: Local Travel and Seventeenth-Century English Almanacs," Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (Spring 2013); "Crossings and Communication in Shakespeare's England," The Cambridge World Shakespeare Encyclopedia, edited by Bruce Smith and Katherine Rowe (forthcoming); “The Blended Advising Model: Transforming Advising With ePortfolios,” co-authored with G. Alex Ambrose, International Journal of ePortfolio (Spring 2013).

 

   

Gail Porter Mandell
Emerita Professor
Emerita of Bruno P. Schlesinger Chair in Humanistic Studies

Email: gmandell@saintmarys.edu

Education: BA in English, Maryville College; MA in English, University of Michigan; PhD in English, University of Notre Dame.

Research Interests: Working on a collection of stories based on her experiences in Belize, Central America.

Publications: Phoenix Paradox: A Study of Renewal through Change in the Collected Poems and Last Poems of D. H. Lawrence (Southern Illinois University Press, 1984); Life into Art: Conversations with Seven Contemporary Biographers (University of Arkansas Press, 1991); Madeleva: One Woman's Life (Paulist Press, 1995); Madeleva: A Biography (SUNY Press, 1997).

   

Nicole Eddy
Lecturer

Email: neddy@saintmarys.edu
Office: 153 Spes Unica Hall
Address: 102 Spes Unica Hall, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame IN 46556
Phone: (574) 284-4264
Fax: (574) 284-4855

   

Barbara Westra
Administrative Assistant

Email: bwestra@saintmarys.edu
Office: 166 Spes Unica Hall
Address: 102 Spes Unica Hall, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame IN 46556
Phone: (574) 284-4534
Fax: (574) 284-4855