Dr. Robert Hanna instructs students at a white board about Charles Dickens.

Robert Hanna

Dr. Robert Hanna is a professor of English and has been teaching literature and grammar courses for over thirty years.  He holds degrees from Lake Forest College (B.A.), Northwestern University (M.M.), The College of William and Mary (Ed.S.), and The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Ph.D.).

His areas of specialty are the English language and British literature, with emphasis on the works of William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens.  He serves on the Editorial Board of Dickens Studies Annual.

He is the Humanities Division Chair, and he has previously served as English Department Chair and Faculty Chair.

Dr. Hanna has published the following books:

  • The Dickens Family Gospel
  • The Dickens Christian Reader
  • Dickens’s Nonfictional, Theatrical, and Poetical Writings: An Annotated Bibliography
  • Dickens’s Uncollected Magazine and Newspaper Sketches as Originally Composed and Published 1833-1836

In addition, he has edited the first publication of the plays The Storm at the Lighthouse (1855) and A Court Duel (1850), both by Wilkie Collins.  He has most recently translated from French and edited the first English publication of “Contemporary Biographies: Charles Dickens” by literary critic and Anglophile Émile Forgues (1856).