Dr. D. Thomas Hanks


E-mail: Tom_Hanks@Baylor.edu
Phone: 254-710-6892
Office: Carroll Science 314
Department: English
BIC Courses: World Cultures I and Examined Life III

D. Thomas Hanks, Jr., has taught at Baylor since 1976, and is now titled "Professor of English Literature."  He concentrates on medieval English literature, especially The Morte Darthur of Sir Thomas Malory.  Named “Master Teacher” in 2006 by Interim President Bill Underwood, he has received every teaching award Baylor University offers, including the inaugural Cornelia Marschall Smith Award, The Outstanding Faculty Award, and the Collins Professorship (in aggregate providing honoraria of $32,000).  In addition, The Southeastern Medieval Association gave him its annual teaching award in 2007.  His publications include the forthcoming Malory and Christianity, ed. with Janet Jesmok (Medieval Institute Publications, 2011); “Teaching Chaucer” forthcoming in Boydell and Brewer’s Chaucer and Religion (2011), edited by Helen Phillips; “Malory and Christianity” in the CD-ROM The Story of the Church in England I: The Parish Church forthcoming from Christianity and Culture (University of York, 2010),  "William Caxton, Wynkyn de Worde and the Editing of Malory's Morte Darthur" in Arthurian Literature 23 (2006); "Textual Harrassment: Caxton, de Worde, and Malory’s Morte Darthur" in Re-Viewing Le Morte Darthur, ed. D. S. Whetter and Raluca L. Radulescu,  Arthurian Studies 60 (2005); The Social and Literary Contexts of Malory's Morte Darthur, ed. with Jessica Brogdon (2000).