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Dr.  Daniel Pinti

Dr. Daniel Pinti

Professor of English

Phone:
716.286.8629
Office Location:
Dunleavy Hall, Room 363

Bio

Dr. Pinti is a full professor of English. He received his B.A. from Kent State University (1986), his M.A. and Ph.D. from the Ohio State University (1988, 1992), and his M.Div. from Christ the King Seminary (2011). He is also an Episcopal priest, serving as Priest-in-Charge at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Eggertsville, NY.

Focus of Teaching

  • Comics and Graphic Novels
  • Bible as/and Literature
  • The American West in Literature and Film
  • Literary Perspectives (ENG 110)

Current Research

Dr. Pinti's present research focuses on the medium of comics. His past publications have been on the work of writers such as Chaucer, Julian of Norwich, and William Tyndale, focused especially on issues of translation, commentary, and intertextuality. More recently he has published articles on modern children's versions of Beowulf and Gene Yang's graphic novel American Born Chinese and the applicability of Bakhtin's theories to comics studies.

He is currently working on several projects related to graphic novels, and a work of creative nonfiction about New Mexico.

Educational Background

  • Ph.D., English, The Ohio State University
  • M.A., English, The Ohio State University
  • M.Div., Christ the King Seminary

Current Involvement

Dr. Pinti's primary involvement in the community grows out of his work as priest-in-charge at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Eggertsville.  He also plays guitar in the Gospel Groove Band, a music ministry based at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Burt, NY.