Christine Loflin

Associate Professor of English

Christine Loflin became an Associate Professor of English at Oxford College in August 1998.

Born in New York, she earned a B.A. in philosophy from Bryn Mawr College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has also taught at Allegheny College, Grinnell College, and the University of Ibadan (Nigeria).

Dr. Loflin teaches postcolonial and Victorian literature. She has conducted research in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, and the Pacific islands. Her research interests include interdisciplinary course development, island landscapes in literature, and gender issues in the novels of Bessie Head and Nadine Gordimer. She is currently developing a South African literature course in collaboration with a professor at the University of Cape Town and a Theory Practice Learning course in collaboration with a 5th grade teacher at Palmer Stone Elementary school.

She has received support for her research from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Bryn Mawr Commonwealth Fellowship, the Ford Foundation, and Emory University. In 1999, she was selected to be one of Oxford's first participants in Georgia's Governor's Teaching Fellows Program for 1999-2000. She is the author of the book, African Horizons: The Landscapes of African Fiction, (Greenwood Press, 1998) and essays published in:

  • Research in African Literature
  • SAGE: A Scholarly Journal on Black Women
  • The Journal of Modern Literature
  • CLIO: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History
  • Postcolonial African Writers
  • Migrating Words and Worlds
  • A Reader's Companion to the Short Story in English
  • Critical Essays on Ngugi wa Thiong'o
  • Arid Lands Newsletter #50
  • The Postmodern Short Story (forthcoming)


Biography in Contemporary Authors



BA| Bryn Mawr College

MA| University of Wisconsin

PhD| University of Wisconsin