Christopher Fahy

Senior Lecturer, Humanities


BA English, Bates College
MA English, Boston University
PhD English, Boston University

Teaching Interests

Film; nineteenth-century American literature and the ancient Greeks; ethics

Research Interests

Religion and literature; nineteenth-century American literature, particularly Nathaniel Hawthorne

Selected Publications


“Lost in the Vortex: the Problem of Genius in the Fiction of Nathaniel Hawthorne and Louisa May Alcott.” Book chapter in the anthology Critical Insights: Louisa May Alcott. Salem Press, 2016.

Framing Films:  Critical Perspectives on Film History. Kendall Hunt, 2009, served as a Contributing Editor.

“The Order of Rage: Epistemology and the Need for Knowledge in Paul Schrader’s Affliction” published in Film and Knowledge: Essays on the Integration of Images and Ideas, ed. Kevin Stoehr, McFarland and Company, 2002.


“Of Sacred Art and the Artist: Henry James’s ‘The Altar of the Dead'” published in Christianity and Literature, Vol. 51, no. 2 (2002); republished in Short Story Criticism, Vol. 108, 2008.

“Righteous Anger, Silent Communion: War and Peace in the Poetry of Wendell Berry” published in Making Peace in Our Time:  Proceedings of the Northeast Regional Conference of Christianity and Literature, Regis College, 2008.


Christopher Fahy has published 20 poems in various literary journals, including:

  • “Chartres Cathedral” in The Penwood Review, Fall 2017.
  • “Anonymous:  Augustine’s Mistress” published in The Penwood Review, Vol. 16, Summer 2013.
  • “The Massacre of the Innocents” published in Windhover, a Journal of Christian Literature, Vol. 15, January 2011.
  • “Pas de Deus” and “Locusts and Wild Honey” published in Windhover, A Journal of Christian Literature, Vol. 14, January 2010.
  • “Fireboats” in The Penwood Review, a poetry publication for writers of faith, Vol. 14.2, Fall 2010.
  • “Deborah, Milton’s Daughter,” in Poem, Number 104, Nov. 2010).

Other professional activity and/or awards:

Film Lovers and Philosophy Society (co-advisor), 2001-present.

Faith and Film Festival Committee, 2001-2003, 2005.