Dr. Ty Hawkins

Chair, Associate Professor of English


Irby 317I

(501) 852-0281

Ty Hawkins (Ph.D., Saint Louis University) is Chair and Associate Professor of English at UCA, having joined the department during the summer of 2019. Hawkins’s research and teaching interests cut across many periods and movements in American literature and culture, although he works mainly with texts of the 20th and 21st centuries. More specifically, his research and teaching engage how literary form, cultural rhetorics of national identity, violence, gender, and justice intersect. In late 2021, Hawkins published his third book, Just War Theory and Literary Studies: An Invitation to Dialogue, which he co-authored with Dr. Andrew Kim, an ethicist who directs Marquette University’s Center for the Advancement of the Humanities. The two now are co-editing a special double issue of LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory on “Reading Contemporary American Warfare with Just War Theory.” In 2021, Hawkins also contributed the essays “War and Morality” to War and American Literature, which Dr. Jennifer Haytock edited for Cambridge University Press’ Themes in American Literature and Culture series; and “When the Sun Sets in the East: American Manhood and War Since Vietnam” to The Routledge Companion to Masculinity in American Literature and Culture, which Dr. Lydia Cooper edited for Routledge’s Routledge Companions series.

For more information about Dr. Hawkins, click here to view his CV.

Spring 2023 Office Hours







 8:00am – 10:00am


Spring 2023 Class Schedule

Senior Seminar: The New Southern Noir

ENGL 4335


10:50am -12:05pm

Irby 313

ENGL 4335 Syllabus Spring 2023