Dr. Alan Noble

Dr. Alan Noble

Assistant Professor of English

Office Location Owens Hall, 201
Phone (Office) 405.585.4202
OBU Mailbox # 61221
Email alan.noble@okbu.edu


Dr. Noble has been teaching composition and literature for nearly ten years, beginning at Antelope Valley College in his home town of Lancaster, California, and then at Baylor University. His revised dissertation is currently under review for publication by a state university press and he is finishing his first book, "Disruptive Witness," for InterVarsity Press (2017).

In addition, Dr. Noble is Editor-in-Chief of the online magazine, Christ and Pop Culture; Cofounder of the evangelical political organization, Public Faith; a member of the Advisory Board of the AND Campaign; and a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Atlantic, Vox, Buzzfeed, First Things, and Christianity Today. His wife, Brittany, holds a Master's Degree in Mathematics (CSUN) and Economics (Baylor). They live with three small children. 

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  • B.A., 2004, Cal State University, Bakersfield
  • M.A., 2007, Cal State University, Bakersfield
  • Ph.D., 2013, Baylor University
  • Dissertation: Manifestations of Transcendence in Twentieth Century American Literature: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Carson McCullers, J.D. Salinger, and Cormac McCarthy

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 1153: English Composition
  • ENGL 1163: English Composition and Classical Literature
  • ENGL 2043: Lit of the Western World I
  • ENGL 2053: Lit of the Western World II
  • ENGL 3773: Professional Editing
  • ENGL 2013: Western Civ I
  • ENGL 2023: Western Civ II

Publications and Presentations

Review of Cormac McCarthy and the Writing of American Spaces by Estes, Andrew
Keller. Cormac McCarthy Journal 12.1(2014): 99-102.

“Narrative, Being, and the Dialogic Novel: The Problem of Discourse and Language in
Cormac McCarthy’s The Crossing.” Western American Literature 47.3 (Fall 2012): 237-257.

“The Third Policeman in The Third Policeman: A Question of Titles in Flann O’Brien’s
Novel.” ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes and Reviews 25.4 (2012): 240-246.

“The Absurdity of Hope in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road,” South Atlantic Review 76.3
(Summer 2011): 93-109.