Frank Christiansen


Frank Christianson teaches courses in nineteenth-century American and British literatures. He specializes in literary realism, transatlanticism, and the novel. Professor Christianson began teaching at BYU in 2002. He received his Ph.D. in English from Brown University and his MA and BA degrees from BYU. His book, Philanthropy in British & American Fiction, was published by Edinburgh University Press in 2007. It explores the relationship between philanthropy, economics, and class in American and British realism. He currently serves as senior editor of The Papers of William F. Cody project. His scholarly editions of The Autobiography of William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody and The Wild West in England were published by University of Nebraska Press in 2011 and 2012. His current projects include a co-edited essay collection on nineteenth-century philanthropy in literature and an essay collection on the transnational Wild West, as well as a book project on globalism in the late-nineteenth century.