Harold Hurley, Ph.D.

Professor of English, Literature, and Composition


Ph.D. (English), The University of Toledo, 1972

M.A. (English), The University of Toledo, 1969

B.S., Bloomsburg State College, 1967



At RWC since 1972

Specialty Areas:
Milton and Hemingway

Current Research Interests:


Sample Publications/Presentations:

  • "'Top-hole" in Hemingway's 'A Way You'll Never Be'" The Explicator. 69, no. 3 (December, 2011): 109-112.
  • Milton's "On the Morning of Christ's Nativity and the Tradition of English Poetry on This Theme. The Edwin Mellen Press: 2009. [Recepient of "The Adele Mellen Prize for Distinguished Contribution to Scholarship"]
  • Shakespeare's Othello 4.3.60-105." Explicator 65.4 (Summer 2007): 197-199.
  • The Sources and Traditions of Milton's L'Allegro and Il Penseroso. The Edwin Mellen Press, Lewiston, NY: 1999.
  • “The Influence of Flannery O’Connor’s Wise Blood on Joyce Carol Oates’s ‘Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?’” Religious Humanism, 33.1 and 2 (Winter/Spring, 1999): 68-80.
  • Hemingway's Debt to Baseball in The Old Man and the Sea: A Collection of Critical Readings, ed. by C. Harold Hurley, The Edwin Mellen Press: Lewiston, NY. 1992.


Courses Taught

LIT 101 Introduction to Literature

LIT 201 Survey of English Literature I

LIT 204 American Literature I

LIT 303 Shakespeare

LIT 304 Short Story

LIT 305 Major Author: Milton

LIT 405 Special Topics in Literature