William Krier

Professor Emeritus, English

233 Decio Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556


B.A., University of Notre Dame
M.A. University of Michigan
Ph.D., Indiana University

Research interests

Film, Twentieth-century American Fiction


William Krier is interested in twentieth-century American narrative, particularly Hollywood film. Having published articles on the fiction of writers from Henry James to John Barth, he has centered his attention on film genres. He is currently working on a book-length study of the version of marital love presented by romance comedies from It Happened One Night to the present. He has received the Sheedy Award and the Kaneb Award for excellence in teaching, and now serves as the Director of the English Department Honors Concentration.