The Catholic University of America

Christopher Wheatley

Ordinary Professor of English

Office: Marist 328
Phone: (202) 319-5488
Email: wheatley@cua.edu

Education: Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1987

Areas of Research: 17th- and 18th-century English and Irish drama, 20th-century American and Irish drama, rhetorical concerns in literature and philosophy.

Publications include Without God or Reason: Secular Ethics in the Restoration and the Plays of Thomas Shadwell (1993), "Beneath Ierne's Banners": Protestant Irish Drama of the Restoration and Eighteenth Century (1999), Plays from Ireland in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, co-edited with Kevin Donovan (2 vols., 2003), "Poland Is Not Yet Lost": Heroic and Tragic Tales for the Polish Diaspora (2004), and Thornton Wilder and Amos Wilder: Writing Religion in Twentieth Century America (2011). Articles on Thornton Wilder, Thomas Durfey, Thomas Otway, David Hume, Katherine Philips, and sex and marriage in Restoration comedy.