Christofer C. Foss

Chris Foss
  • Professor
  • Engl, Ling & Communication
  • Academic Degrees

    • B.A., Concordia College
    • M.A., Northeastern University
    • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison
  • Areas of Expertise

    • British Literature Since 1800
    • British Romantic Literature
    • Oscar Wilde
    • British Victorian Literature
    • Disability Studies and Literature
    • British Victorian Novel
    • British Romantic Women Writers
    • Representations of Autism

Chris Foss, Associate Professor of English, earned a Ph.D. (1995) in 19th-century British literature from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an M.A. (1988) in literature from Northeastern University, and a B.A. (1986) in English (with secondary education certification) and Spanish from Concordia College (Moorhead, Minn.).

Dr. Foss is the author of numerous scholarly articles and academic conference papers. His particular emphases within his specialty area include Toru Dutt, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Oscar Wilde. He also recently has developed a subspecialty in disability studies, with a particular emphasis on autism.

In a recent interview aired on the “With Good Reason” public radio show, Dr. Foss discusses his interest in how autism is portrayed in contemporary literature and film, and he says it’s time to rethink difference, dignity, discrimination and other disability issues.