||Assistant Professor of English
Ph.D., 18th-Century British Literature, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo.
M.A., British and American Literature, Washington University
B.A., English (Honors), Oglethorpe University
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18th-Century British Literature, Early Modern and Early Enlightenment British Literature, Critical Thinking and Writing, British Women Writers
Dr. Amanda Hiner, Assistant Professor of English at Winthrop
University, teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in Restoration and
Eighteenth-Century British literature; novels of formation; major British
authors; critical reading, thinking, and writing; academic writing;
introduction to the English major; preparation of oral and written reports; and
the human experience.
In addition, Dr.
Hiner serves as Coordinator for the Critical Reading, Thinking, and Writing courses
at Winthrop University, an important component of both the Writing Program and
the Touchstone Core.
Dr. Hiner received
her Master’s Degree in British and American literature and her Ph.D. in
Eighteenth-Century British Literature from Washington University in St. Louis,
writing and defending a dissertation titled “Women, Publicity, and Print
Culture in England, 1670 – 1770.”
In her major field of academic research, Dr. Hiner has
presented papers and published articles in refereed journals on
seventeenth-century women’s educational theorists; women and print culture in
eighteenth-century England; Eliza Haywood’s The
Female Spectator; Sarah Robinson Scott’s Millenium Hall; distributive satire in the works of Henry Fielding
and Eliza Haywood; and political satire in the works of Jonathan Swift and
Delarivier Manley. Dr. Hiner is
currently serving as a co-editor of a forthcoming special topics issue of Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies
titled “New Approaches to Eliza Haywood:
The Political Biography and Beyond.”
In addition to her primary field of research, Dr. Hiner has
developed expertise in the field of critical thinking. Hiner publishes articles, presents conference
papers, develops curricula, and trains faculty in critical thinking and its
application in the classroom. Hiner’s
articles “Critical Thinking in the Literature Classroom, Part I: Making
Critical Thinking Visible” and “Critical Thinking in the Literature Classroom,
Part II: Dickens’s Great Expectations and the
Emergent Critical Thinker” were recently published in INQUIRY: Critical Thinking
Across the Disciplines, the nation’s premier refereed journal on critical
thinking, and her article ““The Viability of the English Major in the Current
Economy” (CEA Forum 2012) emphasizes
the crucial role of critical thinking in English Studies curricula.
Prior to joining the faculty at Winthrop University, Hiner held lecturer and
tenure-track teaching positions at the University of North Carolina at
Greensboro and at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona.
Dr. Hiner is married and has three sons.