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 teaches American literature and enjoys working with students interested in careers in editing and publishing. After assisting the editorial teams for The Cambridge Companion to Baseball and The Cambridge History of the American Novel, Thifault served for a number of years as Managing Editor of the journal Studies in American Fiction (Johns Hopkins UP). He is currently Co-Editor of Resources for American Literary Study (Penn State UP), a journal of archival research entering its sixth decade of publication. His own scholarship has appeared in venues such as ESQ and Literature in the Early American Republic. His current book project provides an introduction to American drama from the eighteenth century to the present.


Courses Taught

  • Composition
  • American literature


  • Early American Literature
  • US Drama
  • Native American Studies

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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