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Department of English

Thomas Krise

Professor of English

Thomas Krise
Hauge Administration Building - Room Office of the President
  • Professional

Additional Titles/Roles

  • President of Pacific Lutheran University


  • Ph.D., English Language and Literature, University of Chicago, 1995
  • M.A., English Language and Literature, University of Minnesota, 1989
  • M.S.A., Human Resources Management, Central Michigan University, 1986
  • B.S., History, United States Air Force Academy, 1983


  • Caribbeana: An Anthology of English Literature of the West Indies, 1657-1777, edited by Thomas W. Krise, (The University of Chicago Press, 1999) : View Book
  • Approaches to Teaching Behn’s Oroonoko. Eds. Cynthia Richards and Mary Ann O’Donnell, Chapters "Oroonoko as a Caribbean Text", (New York: MLA, 2013)
  • Literature Compass. Ed. Cynthia Wall, Chapters "Constructing Caribbean Literary History", (Oxford: Blackwell, 2005)

Selected Articles

  • "Staging Slaves: Restoration Characterizations." The British Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies Vol. 31, 2008: 197-208.
  • "Reading between the Lines: Glimpses of Oral Cultures in Early Caribbean Literature." La Torre: Revista de la Universidad de Puerto Rico Vol. XI, 2006: 519-527.
  • "Caribbean Literary History: Who Decides?." Sargasso: A Journal of Caribbean Literature, Language, and Culture Vol. I, 2004: 33-42.
  • "True Novel, False History: Robert Robertson’s Ventriloquized Ex-Slave in The Speech of Mr. John Talbot Campo-bell (1736)." Early American Literature Vol. 30, 1995: 152-164.