Lynne Hinojosa, Ph.D.

Lynne Hinojosa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Literature in the Honors Program
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Associate Professor of Literature in the Honors Program


  • Ph.D., English, University of Notre Dame (2003)
  • M.A., English, University of Notre Dame (1999)
  • M.H., Humanities, with an emphasis in Literature, University of Dallas, (1995)
  • B.S., cum laude, Chemistry, with a minor in English, Wheaton College, IL (1988)


Dr. Lynne Hinojosa began teaching in the English Department at Baylor in 2003 and joined the Honors Program in 2008. She is also the Assistant Director for the University Scholars Program in Baylor's Honors College. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in English at the University of Notre Dame after completing a Masters in Humanities at the University of Dallas and a B.S. in Chemistry at Wheaton College. Dr. Hinojosa's scholarly interests include late nineteenth and early twentieth century English literature and culture, the novel, literary history and the relation of religion to culture. She’s currently reading and writing on postmodern hope, historiographic novels, Marilynne Robinson's novels and disability and virtue. She enjoys poetry, movies, baseball, cooking and spending time with her husband and their two daughters.

Academic Interests and Research

  • Twentieth-Century British Literature and Culture
  • The Novel
  • Religion and Literature
  • Modernism

Selected Books

Selected Research Articles

  • John Ames as Historiographer: Pacifism, Racial Reconciliation, and Agape in Marilynne Robinson's Gilead," Religion and Literature, Summer 2015, 47:2, 117-142.
  • "Reading the Self, Reading the Bible (or is it a Novel?): The Differing Typological Hermeneutics of Augustine's Confessions and Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe," Christianity and Literature, Summer 2012, 61:4, 641-665.
  • "Religion and Puritan Typology in E.M. Forster's A Room with a View," Journal of Modern Literature, Summer 2010, 33:4, 72-94.
  • "The Modern Artist as Historian, Courtier, and Saint: Typology and Art History from Vasari to Pound," Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History, Spring 2006, 35:2, 201-224.
  • "Shakespeare and (anti-German) Nationalism in the Writing of English Literary History, 1880-1923," English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920, September 2003, 46:4, 227-249.


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