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Claudia Champagne, Ph.D.

Department/Program: English


Dr. Champagne, who has taught English at Our Lady of Holy Cross College since 1990, is Professor of English, Chair of the Humanities Department, and English Program Coordinator. She serves as moderator of the Literary Club and faculty advisor for Calliope, the OLHCC literary magazine, which is published once a year at the end of the spring semester. She is also chapter sponsor of Alpha Xi Nu, the OLHCC chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, chartered in 2006.

Dr. Champagne teaches English Composition I and II, Advanced Composition, Introduction to Literary Forms, British Literature I and II, Shakespeare I and II, and Women in Literature. She specializes in Renaissance and 19th-Century British literature, literature and psychoanalysis, and women's studies. She has published articles on Spenser and Milton and is contributing editor for Book 9 of Paradise Lost in the forthcoming publication A Variorum Commentary on the Poems of John Milton. She wrote the entry on John Milton for the 2010 Encyclopedia of Christian Literature. Dr. Champagne is also South-Central Regional Chair of the Conference on Christianity and Literature and organizes the annual regional conference in New Orleans, which is sponsored by the College. She presented the paper “Angel Annunciations in the Bible and Paradise Lost” at the international conference entitled “The Hospitable Text: New Approaches to Religion and Literature” in London in July of 2011.

Dr. Champagne was the recipient of the first award for "Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, Full-Time Faculty" in May of 2010, and she has recently held the Notre Dame Class of '56 Endowed Professorship.

Curriculum Vitae

Ph.D in English--Tulane University

MA in English--Tulane University

BA in English, Magna cum Laude--Loyola University

Dr. Claudia Champagne

Office Location

North Hall Office #1

Office Hours

M, 1:30-4:30pm; TTh, 3:00-4:30pm and by appointment

Mailing Address

4123 Woodland Drive, New Orleans, La. 70131

Direct Phone

(504) 398-2105

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