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Hope College
Department of English
126 E. 10th St.
Holland, MI 49423
phone: 616.395.7620
fax: 616.395.7134


English Department Faculty

Stephen Hemenway
Professor and Director of the Vienna Summer School

Education: B.A., College of the Holy Cross (1964); M.A., Boston College (1967); Ph.D., University of Illinois (1972).

Expertise: Modern English and American literature, African-American literature, Irish literature, Drama, Creative Writing: Satire.

Selected Works: The Novel of India, Vol. 1, The Anglo-Indian Novel (1975); The Novel of India, Vol. 2, The Indo-Anglian Novel (1976); Writings on George Bernard Shaw and achieving balance in the writing curriculum.

Distinctions: Establishment of Dr. Stephen I. Hemenway Scholarship Fund for students to attend Vienna Summer School (2001); Hope College Distinguished Service Award (2001); First recipient of Hope College Vander Bush Weller Award for Extraordinary Contributions to the Lives of Students (1999); Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology Award, Tenth International Conference on College Teaching and Learning (1999); Hope Homecoming Professor Award (1997); C.A.S.E. (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) Michigan Professor of the Year (1992); Knight's Cross First Class, Order of Merit of the Republic of Austria (1991); Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award (1990); Commencement Speaker (Hope, 1981); H.O.P.E. (Hope's Outstanding Professor-Educator) Award (1977).

Contact: Lubbers Hall 310


The Novel of India (Vol. 2): The Indo-Anglian Novel (1976)
This volume explores the influence of E. M. Forster's "A Passage to India" on Anglo-Indian novels (or fiction written in English by Indians). Several works by pioneers and popularizers of the Indo-Anglian novel--Mulk Raj Anand, R. K. Narayan, Bhabani Bhattacharya, Khushwant Singh, and Kamala Markandaya--are assessed. A major section focuses on Raja Rao's Kanthapura and The Serpent and the Rope.

The Novel of India: The Anglo-Indian Novel (vol. 1) (1975)
This volume focuses on E. M. Forster's A Passage to India as a touchstone for evaluating other Anglo-Indian novels (or British novels of India) before and after the 1924 publication of the Forster book. Five literary "problems" are explored in the study of each novel: language, audience, point of view, characterization, and East-West theme. Pre-Forster novels examined include works by Meadows Taylor, Flora Annie Steel, Rudyard Kipling, and Maud Diver. Post-Forster novels scrutinized include works by George Orwell, Rumer Godden, and John Masters.