Contact Info

Campus Mail
Drawer 112



303 Carpenter Hall

Office Hours
They change every semester. At present: Mon, Weds, Fri 11-12, Tues 2-5, Weds 2:30-4:00

Kari Kalve

Professor of English


  • English
  • Comparative Languages and Linguistics
  • Film Studies
  • Medieval Studies
  • Women's, Gender, Sexuality Studies


  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • M.A., University of California, Berkeley
  • B.A., University of Washington

Selected Courses

Medieval Literature
Romances, Epics, and Quests
Feminist Film and Literary Theory
Literature and Film
Contemporary Literary Theory
Women in Literature
Understanding Poetry
Cities in Literature.


Kari Kalve, a medievalist by training, teaches a wide range of courses on such topics as English literature, film and literary theory. She has led off-campus programs in England and India and led a student research project exploring connections between literature and architecture.

“I appreciate the college’s commitment to students’ growth as scholars, citizens, future employees and employers, and as happy people,” says Kari. “Earlham students are compassionate and committed to learning and to helping others, and so are the faculty.”

Professional Memberships

American Council on Education Fellow

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