Oklahoma Baptist University

Dr. Andrew Armond

Associate Professor of English

Owens Hall 204

OBU Box 61158
500 W. University
Shawnee, OK 74804


Dr. Andrew Armond’s primary teaching and research interests are in Victorian literature and religion, particularly the Oxford Movement and the question of textual authority in the nineteenth century. He has also researched and written on various intersections of theology and literature in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, including apocalyptic literature and conversion and deconversion narratives.

In 2005, Dr. Armond won the Christine Fall Award for excellence in teaching from Baylor University, where he taught for four years. He has also received the “Seven Who Care” award twice from OBU’s Student Government Association. Dr. Armond continues to participate in various colloquia on the relationship between Christianity and higher education. He is currently the Choirmaster at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Shawnee, OK.


B.A., Louisiana Tech University
M.A., Baylor University
Ph.D., Baylor University

Courses Taught

ENG 1153: English Composition: Exposition and Argument
ENG 1163: English Composition and Classical Literature
HON 1013: Introduction to Honors: Critical Skills in the Liberal Arts
HON 1163: Honors English: Composition and Classical Literature
HON 2119: Colloquium in the Humanities: 20th Century Catholic Fiction
ENG 2013: European Civilization
ENG 2023: The Modern West
ENG 2523: Survey of English Literature II
ENG 4329: Advanced Topics in English: Victorian Revolutions
ENG 4533: Major Authors: Drama, Film, Adaptation
ENG 4903: Critical Perspectives: Flannery O’Connor

Selected Publications

“A Critical Assessment of Gladstone’s Via Media Theory of Development.” Forthcoming in Nineteenth-Century Prose.

“Mystical, Anti-Theist, and Christian Iconoclasm: A Theoretical Experiment in Hospitable Reading,” July 2011.
The Hospitable Text: New Approaches to Religion and Literature
Notre Dame London Centre, London, UK.

"Limited Knowledge and the Tractarian Doctrine of Reserve in Christina Rossetti's The Face of the Deep." Victorian Poetry 48.2 (Summer 2010).

Book Review: The English Cult of Literature: Devoted Readers, 1774-1880, by William McKelvy. In Religion and the Arts 14.1-2.

"The Relationship of Atheism and Apophasis in Philip Larkin and RS Thomas," October 2009.
Southwest Conference on Christianity and Literature
Houston Baptist University, Houston, TX.
"Walker Percy and the Politics of Apocalypse in Love in the Ruins," April 2007.
Southeast Conference on Christianity and Literature
Loyola University, New Orleans, LA.

Book Note: After Anti-Catholicism: John Henry Newman and Protestant Britain, 1845– c. 1890, by Erik Sidenvall. In Religion and Literature 38.2 (Summer 2006).

"Christina Rossetti as Poet of the Apocalypse," March 2004.
"The Pre-Raphaelite Ideal" Colloquium
Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies, Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds, UK.