||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 is an Assistant Professor of English at Winthrop University, teaching courses in British literature; novels of formation; critical thinking, reading, and writing; academic writing; introduction to the English major; and the human experience. 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. Hiner has presented papers and published articles in refereed journals on seventeenth-century women’s educational theorists; literary naturalism; women and print culture in eighteenth-century England; Eliza Haywood’s The Female Spectator; the political satire of Jonathan Swift and Delarivier Manley; and the state of the English major in the current economy.
Dr. Hiner’s research interests include seventeenth and eighteenth century British literature, British women writers, early modern and eighteenth-century educational theorists, the historical and cultural contexts surrounding the development of print culture in eighteenth- century England, and the integration of critical thinking concepts into literary studies.
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.