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Faculty Profile

 
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 Bickford, Leslie   Name:  Leslie Bickford 
Title:  Assistant Professor of English 
Education:
Ph.D., 20th-Century American Literature and Literary Theory, University of South Carolina
M.A., English, University of Mississippi
B.A., University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn.
Office:  275 Bancroft Hall  
Phone:  803/323-4564 
E-mail:  bickfordl@winthrop.edu  
Web:  http://faculty.winthrop.edu/bickfordl  
Area(s):
20th-Century American Literature (especially Modernism), Literary Theory, Southern Literature, African-American Literature
Dr. Bickford earned her Master’s in English from the University of Mississippi and her Ph.D. in 20th-century American literature and literary theory from the University of South Carolina. Her research interests include psychoanalytic theory and issues of race, class, and gender in twentieth century American literature. She has taught courses in American and African-American literature and poetry, world literature, literary theory, and the literary merits of Harry Potter, along with a number of writing courses.  Dr. Bickford is also the Director of the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, where she helps Winthrop's best and brightest students find and apply for prestigious awards, scholarships, and fellowships.