John H. E. Paine (Ph.D., Emory University) is professor of Literature. Dr. Paine has been fascinated by European languages and literatures since early childhood. He has done research on European, American, and Asian fiction and literary theory and criticism. He has taught German and Humanities at Emory University, French at Georgia Tech, English and American Studies at the Universitat Regensburg, and American Literature and Culture as a Fulbright Fellow in Angers, France. He has also studied contemporary trends in literary criticism and philosophy, the literature of the South, and Homer and the oral epic during summer faculty development seminars. In recent years, he has participated in Faculty Development seminars in Honolulu, sponsored by the East-West Center and the Freeman Foundation, on Chinese and Japanese literature and culture. In 2008, he was facilitator and participant in the faculty seminar Fukuoka Crossroads in Fukuoka, Japan.