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Helen Robbins

  Dr. Helen W. Robbins
  Associate Professor of English

  Contact information
  Office 233 in the Alphin Humanities Building 
  870.307.7367 | helen.robbins@lyon.edu



In addition to English composition, Dr. Robbins teaches British literature, specializing in the Victorian novel. She also teaches a course on the history and interpretation of film. For eight years, Dr. Robbins directed Lyon's Nichols International Travel Program, assisting in the development of courses that have taken students to England, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Mexico, and Belize. Under the Nichols program she herself has taken students to Italy and France and led over ten walking tours of literary and historic England.

Dr. Robbins is interested in feminist, psychological, and cultural approaches to literature. She has published articles on the films of David Cronenberg and on Charlotte Bronte.

Dr. Robbins' students and colleagues are proud of her having been named 2001 Arkansas Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education. The Council selects its annual Professors of the Year largely on the basis of letters from colleagues and former students.

In the past, Dr. Robbins has served as a member of the Batesville Area Arts Council and president of the Batesville Community Theatre.  She has also served as president of the Friends of the Mabee-Simpson Library, on whose Board she still serves. During one of her sabbaticals, she volunteered at the local Humane Society, helping to socialize cats so that they could be adopted.