Erin  Hollis

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Office: GH-404

Voice: 657-278-3641

Dept: 657-278-3163

Erin Hollis

Associate Professor


Erin Hollis graduated with her Ph.D. In English from Texas A&M University in 2005. As a faculty member in the Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics, she has created seven courses, including courses on James Joyce, theHarry Potter series, and The Graphic Novel.  She is currently working on a book in which she explores how texts as disparate as James Joyce’s Ulysses and theHarry Potter series can teach us to be more decent and kind to one another.


2005, Ph.D., Texas A&M University

1999, M.A., Texas A&M University

1996, B.A., Illinois State University

Research Areas

James Joyce, Textual Criticism/Manuscript Studies, Popular Culture, Ethics, and Aesthetics

Courses Regularly Taught

British, Irish, and American Modernism, James Joyce, Harry Potter, The Graphic Novel, Ethics, and Forgiveness


“'So, Joss, Why Do You Always Write These Strong Women Characters?' Using Joss Whedon's Astonishing X-men to Teach Feminism.” Essays on Graphic Novels, Comics, and Education. Jefferson: NC: McFarland, 2012.

“Revisiting the Gothic: Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel as Contemporary Gothic.”Critical Insights: Good and Evil. Ipswich, MA: Ebsco/Salem, 2012.

“'Oh Great! Now I Have to Deal with Witches?!': Exploring the 'Archontic' Fan Fiction of True Blood.” True Blood: Investigating Vampires and Southern Gothic. London: I.B. Tauris, 2012.

On Getting Lost in a Good Book: Bibliomania and the Harry Potter and Twilight Series” Reconstruction 11.3 (2011): web.

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World as Postmodern Parody of Parody: Allusion, Exclusion, and Consumption in the Film Adaptation.” OL3Media 4.10 (2011): web.

“Gorgonzola Sandwiches and Yellow Crayons: James Joyce, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Aesthetic of Minutiae.” Slayage 22 (2006): web.

"Former US Army Sergeant Shares a Lewis Memory." Sinclair Lewis Newsletter 5.2 (1997): 7.

"The Attempted Deconstruction and Unavoidable Reconstruction of Time in Thomas Pynchon‟s Vineland." Polyglossia 1 (1997): 53-64. Published in an undergraduate journal.

Office Hours

Spring 2024

TTh 12:30pm - 2:00pm