Photo of Paul Thifault from the Department of Humanities
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Fordham University, Bronx, N.Y., 2012
  • Master of Arts, New York University, New York City, 2005
  • Bachelor of Arts, Boston University, Boston, 2003

Paul Thifault joined the Springfield College faculty in fall 2015. His scholarship, which centers on the literature of the early United States, explores the interdependent relationship between religion and race in American historical fiction. His articles have appeared in ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance,Literature in the Early American Republic, ANQ, and The CEA Critic.

Active in the world of academic editing, Thifault has worked on the editorial staff for scholarly anthologies including The Cambridge History of the American Novel and The Cambridge Companion to Baseball. Thifault currently serves as managing editor of Studies in American Fiction.

Courses Taught

  • Composition
  • American literature

Selected Works

Spring 2017 Laurels Submissions

Paul Thifault, PhD, assistant professor of English, published "The rhyming irons of Abdur-Rahman Slade Hopkinson" in Anthurium: A Caribbean Studies Journal in December 2016.

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