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Ty Hawkins

Director of the Honors Program; Associate Professor of English

B.A., Westminster College; M.A. and Ph.D., St. Louis University

Walsh University
A Catholic University of Distinction
2020 East Maple Street
North Canton, Ohio44720
United States


Hawkins, Ty. Cormac McCarthy's Philosophy. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 

Hawkins, Ty. “Bobbie Ann Mason’s The Girl in the Blue Beret: Aesthetic Experimentation, Evil, and American Cultural Memory of ‘The Good War.’” War, Literature & the Arts 27 (2015).

Hawkins, Ty. “Jonathan Franzen.” Critical Survey of American Literature. Ed. Steven G. Kellman. New York: Grey House, 2017. 987-993.

Hawkins, Ty. "The Eruption of the Sordid: Cormac McCarthy's Resistance to Modern Ideology." Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 55.4 (2014): 437-451.

Hawkins, Ty. "Modern War and American Literature: Ironic Realism, Satire, and Escape." Violence in Literature. Ed. Stacey Peebles. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2014. 54-68.

Hawkins, Ty. "The Great War, the Iraq War, and Postmodern America: Kevin Powers'The Yellow Birds and the Radical Isolation of Today's U.S. Veterans." The Great War in Post-Memory Literature and Film. Eds. Martin Loschnigg and Marzena Sokolowska-Paryz. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2014. 95-105.

Hawkins, Ty. "Vietnam and Verisimilitude: Rethinking the Relationship between ‘Postmodern War’ and Naturalism.” War, Literature & the Arts 24 (2012).

Hawkins, Ty. Reading Vietnam amid the War on Terror. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Print.


“Moral Injury and Agency from Novel to Film in No Country for Old Men.” 2015 Film and History Conference. Madison, WI. November 2015.

Hawkins, Ty. "Conspicuous by its Absence: World War I in Cormac McCarthy." Literature, Memory, and the First World War Conference. United States Military Academy. West Point, NY. 11-14 September 2014. Paper.

Hawkins, Ty. "Teaching Cormac McCarthy and Kurt Vonnegut: Historicizing, Active Learning, and Student Ownership." American Literature Association Conference. Washington, D.C. May 22-25, 2014.

Hawkins, Ty. "Constructions of 'The Good War' in Bobbie Ann Mason's The Girl in the Blue Beret." American Literature Association Symposium on "War and American Literature." New Orleans, LA. Oct. 10-12, 2013.

Hawkins, Ty. “Cormac McCarthy’s Citizen-Soldiers from Blood Meridian to No Country for Old Men.” Cormac McCarthy Society 20th Anniversary Conference. Berea College. Berea, KY. March 6-9, 2013.

Hawkins, Ty. "Playing for Keeps on the Road to In Country: Bobbie Ann Mason's Early War Fictions." Midwest Modern Language Association Conference . Modern Language Association . St. Louis, Missouri. 3-6 May 2011. Paper.

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