English Department at UNLV



Christopher Decker

Christopher Decker
Christopher Decker

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Associate Professor


  • BA (cum laude) - Yale U (1992)
  • PhD - Cambridge U (1999)

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Dr. Decker joined the English Department of UNLV in 2004. He previously taught at Boston University and was Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. His interests include poetry from the 16th century to the twentieth, especially Victorian poetry; the history of literary criticism and poetics; textual criticism and the history of the book; and Shakespeare. He has published an edition of Edward FitzGerald's Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (1997; paperback 2008) and articles on allusion, literary influence, and the history of reading. He is currently at work on a book manuscript entitled Shakespeare and Victorian Poetry. His teaching at UNLV includes courses on Victorian poetry (undergraduate and graduate), Romanticism, British non-fiction prose from the Romantics to the fin de siècle as well as introductory courses on British literature and bibliography.