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Dr. Raymond-Jean Frontain

Professor of English

Irby 317G

(501) 450-5130

Raymond-Jean Frontain joined the UCA faculty in 1989, and teaches a variety of courses on English Renaissance literature, on ancient and modern drama, on Asian literature in translation, and on individual writers like Dante,  Donne, Milton, Tennessee Williams, Allen Ginsberg, and James Baldwin. In addition to editing Reclaiming the Sacred: The Bible in Gay and Lesbian Culture, he is the author of The Theater of Terrence McNally: Something about Grace and the Chief Commentary Editor of the volume on the Divine Poems in The Variorum Edition of the Poetry of John Donne. He has taught or lectured widely in Sweden, China, and India.




Ph.D., English, Purdue University, 1983
M.A., English, Purdue University, 1975
B.A., French, Marist College, 1973


Areas of Specialization

Seventeenth-Century British Literature
Bible as Literature, Religious Approaches to Literature
Gay and Lesbian Studies
Asian Literature in Translation
World Drama


Fall 2021 Office Hours


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
 — 8:30-9:25






Fall 2021 Class Schedule

John Donne

ENGL 4340/5340

TTH 10:50

Irby 304


World Lit. I

ENGL 2305

TTH 9:25

Irby 201


Previous Syllabi

Sample Paraphrase

Fall 2011ENGL 2317, English Literature IIENGL 6393, Research Methods in English
Spring 2011ENGL 4341/5341, Milton
Fall 2010ENGL 2390, Introduction to DramaENGL 2317, English Literature IIENGL 3325, Advanced Readings in World Literature: The Bible as Literature
Summer 2010ENGL 4304/5304, Studies in British and American Literature: Tennessee Williams
Fall 2009ENGL 2317, English Literature II
Spring 2009ENGL 4301, Tudor Renaissance