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Meet the Faculty

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Maire Mullins

Professor of English

Division: Humanities/Teacher Education Division
Office: Cultural Arts Center (CAC)
Phone: (310) 506-4894
E-mail: maire.mullins@pepperdine.edu


  • American Literature and Culture
  • Social Action and Justice
  • Humanities 313

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • Glazer Institute Teaching and Research Grant
  • Seaver Dean's Research Grant
  • Institutional Technology Grant
  • Calvin College Seminar in Christian Scholarship
  • Fulbright Scholar, Japan

Academic Interests:

  • American literature and culture
  • Digital Humanities

Selected Works:

  • "Prophetic Voice and Sacramental Insight in Walt Whitman's 'Messenger Leave' Poems," Renascence 68.4 (Fall 2016): 246-65., 2016
  • "The Selected Letters of Hannah Whitman Heyde." Scholarly Editing (2016):17.
  • "Birdsong in Whitman: Listening to the Mockingbird in 'Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking.'" Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 31 (2013), 18-30.
  • "'Deeper Down in the Domain of Human Hearts': Hope in Isak Dinesen's Babette's Feast." Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 12: I (Winter 2009): 1-22.
  • "Diversity in Whitman: Section Thirty-three of 'Song of Myself.'" Notes on American Literature 17:1 (Winter/Spring) 2008: 21-29.
  • "Sexuality in Leaves of Grass." A Companion to Walt Whitman. Ed. Donald D. Cummings. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2006. 164-179.
  • "Alexandra's Dreams: 'The Mightiest of All Lovers' in Willa Cather's O Pioneers!" Great Plains Quarterly 25:3 (2005): 147-159.
  • "'I Bequeath Myself to the Dirt to Grow from the Grass I Love': The Whitman-Cather Connection in O Pioneers!" Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature 20:1 (2001): 123-136.
  • "Stopping History in Walt Whitman's Drum-Taps." Walt Whitman Quarterly Review17:1-2 (Summer 1999/Fall 1999): 4-14.
  • "Esther's Smile: Silence and Action in Hisaye Yamamoto's 'Wilshire Bus.'" Studies in Short Fiction 35 (1998): 75-82.
  • "Writing Woman's Body in Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass. " The Tohoku Journal of American Studies (Sendai, Japan) Vol. 1 (Fall 1997): 1-28.