Timothy J. Sutton

Timothy J. Sutton

Associate Professor, Director of Communication Arts
Howard College of Arts and Sciences
English
Office: Divinity Hall 307
Email: tsutton@samford.edu

Timothy Sutton is originally from Chicago, and he received his BA from DePauw University in 2001. He was captain of the Track and Field team in college. He attended graduate school in English at University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL. Since graduating from the “U” with a PhD in 2007, Dr. Sutton has taught at Auburn University and Florida Gulf Coast University. At FGCU, Dr. Sutton was the coordinator of the MA in English for three years. He was hired at Samford University to be the Director of Communication Arts.

Professor Sutton’s first book, Catholic Modernists, English Nationalists (University of Delaware Press 2010), discusses the influence of Catholic thought on English modernism and examines the work of Catholic converts who shaped the aesthetics and politics of the modernist period. Dr. Sutton is now working on a project that analyzes the Aristotelian foundations of modernist approaches to and depictions of leisure. It is tentatively titled: Modernists at Rest: Leisure and the English Novel, 1900-1950

While at Miami, Dr. Sutton was the Managing Editor of the James Joyce Literary Supplement. He has also helped coordinate two International Miami James Joyce Birthday Conferences. He has a keen interest in Irish history and literature, and on has given public lectures on Irish history and the Irish revolution.

In his spare time, Dr. Sutton likes to cycle, play tennis, and discuss Catholic theology. He also has 6 nieces and 2 nephews in Chicago, in addition to 8 godchildren scattered across the U.S. and England.

Books

Catholic Modernists, English Nationalists (University of Delaware Press, 2010)
This manuscript, based on my dissertation, discusses the influence of Catholic thought on English modernism and examines the work of Catholic converts who shaped the aesthetics and politics of the modernist period. Chapters focus on Gerard Manley Hopkins, Ford Madox Ford, T. S. Eliot, Evelyn Waugh, and Graham Greene.

Chapters & Essays

  • “‘Caught Happy in a World of Misery’: Art and Aristotelian Leisure in Woolf’s To the Lighthouse” (June 2015, JMMLA 47.2)
  • “Tory Papism and The Good Soldier,” F. M. Ford’s The Good Soldier, ed. Rossitsa Terzieva-Artemis. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill - Rodopi, 2015.
  • “England’s ‘Race Suicide’ and the Eugenic Apocalypse of Teilhard de Chardin,” Apocalypse: Imagining the End, Hernandez, Allannah ed. (Oxford University E-Book).
  • “Eugenics: the Teilhardan Approach,” Bionoosfera (ed., Fabio Montovani, President of the European Teilhard Center), 2011. - http://www.biosferanoosfera.it/uploads/files/50c766e1cfcfee5ee11db926388918acabd64ae4.pdf
  • “Tenth Time’s the Charm” The Chronicle of Higher Education 2 May 2010 Print. *Published under the pseudonym “Thomas Cranly”

Public Lectures

  • Spring 2016, “The Easter 1916 Uprising: From Folly to Freedom” (Naples St. Patrick’s Society)
  • Spring 2014, Debate Moderator, “Catholicism, Sexual Teaching, and Freedom: Dr. Peter Kreeft & Dr. Glenn Whitehouse (FGCU Dean of Students & CSO)
  • Fall 2013, Catholicism & the Public University (Guest Lecture, Diocese of Venice)