English Faculty Research

Amanda "AJ" Campbell

Amanda CampbellMrs. Campbell's research interests include nineteenth and twentieth-century British literature, critical digital humanities, intersectional feminist media scholarship, and gender and sexuality studies. 

Recent Highlights:

  • 2022 August—Contributed Research Entries to Dystopian States of America: Apocalyptic Visions and Warnings in Literature and Film published by ABC-CLIO.
  • 2022 June—Presented a paper on menstrual representation in popularized media at the 2022 Console-ing Passions International Conference on Television, Video, Audio, New Media, and Feminism.
  • 2021 July—Presented doctoral research at the Menstruation Research Slam hosted by The Society for Menstrual Cycle Research (SMCR)
  • 2019—Presented a paper titled “Revisiting Trauma and Revising the Gothic Female: Pedagogical Supplements in Teaching Frankenstein’s Monstrosities” at CEA: College English Association Conference
  • 2018—Presented a paper titled “Menstrual Moments: How Dangarembga, Kincaid and Morrison Bleed” at the ASALH Conference: The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity.

Dr. Casey A. Cothran

Dr. Casey A. CothranDr. Cothran's research focuses on nineteenth-century British Literature and on the mystery/detective genre.

Recent Highlights:

  • "Ecofeminism in Mystery and Detective Fiction." The Routledge Handbook of Ecofeminism and Literature, editor Douglas Vakoch. Routledge, 2022.
  • "Wilkie Collins's Black and White: A Mystery Melodrama." Victorians Institute Journal. Volume 47 (2020).
  • New Perspectives on Detective Fiction: Mystery Magnified. Routledge Series on Interdisciplinary Studies. Editors Casey A. Cothran and Mercy Cannon. London: Routledge/Taylor and Francis, 2015.

Dr. Matthew Fike

Dr. Fike's research focuses on applying the depth psychology of C.G. Jung to literature.

Recent Articles:

  • “The Castaway Archetype in Two Tales of an Island Year.” Journal of Jungian Scholarly Studies, vol. 18, Apr. 2023, pp. 9-30. https://jungianjournal.ca/index.php/jjss/article/view/219/132
  • “Marie Hay’s The Evil Vineyard and Jung’s Memories, Dreams, Reflections.” ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes and Reviews, vol. 36, no. 1, Apr. 2023, pp. 1-4. doi.org/10.1080/0895769X.2023.2197018. 
  • Anima and Africa: Jungian Essays on Psyche, Land, and Literature. Routledge, 2017.
  • Four Novels in Jung's 1925 Seminar. Routledge. 2020.
  • "Four Perspectives on Teaching Jeannette Walls's Memoir, The Glass Castle." The CEA Forum, Spring 2019.
  • "The Work of Redemption: King Lear and The Red Book." Journal of Jungian Scholarly Studies, vol. 16, 2021, pp. 24-44.
  • "Jung's Letter to Major Donald E. Keyhoe." Journal of Jungian Scholarly Studies, vol. 17, 2022, pp. 32-56.


  • The One Mind: C. G. Jung and the Future of Literary Criticism. Routledge, 2014. 
  • A Jungian Study of Shakespeare: The Visionary  Mode. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.  
  • Spenser’s Underworld in the 1590 Faerie Queene. The Edwin Mellen Press, 2003.  

Bryan R. Ghent

Recent Highlights:

Dr. Amanda L. Hiner

Dr. Amanda HinerDr. Hiner's research interests include eighteenth-century British literature, eighteenth-century women writers, the British novel, satire, cognitive cultural studies, and critical thinking theory and practice in education and business.

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Dr. Jo Koster

Dr. Jo KosterDr. Koster's research focuses on the literacy and literate practices of English women in the late medieval period. She also works with popular literature and film, especially Sherlock Holmes, and writes poetry. She loves anything to do with medieval manuscripts.

Recent Highlights:

  • 2021 - "The Prayers of Margery Kempe: A Reassessment." in Encountering The Book of Margery Kempe. Laura Kalas and Laura Varnam (eds.).
  • She presented a paper on the gender representation strategies of medieval Icelandic women at the Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages conference in Washington state. This was drawn from a class she taught in Spring 2018.
  • She is working on a book on women's literacy in the late Middle Ages and on an edition of a collection of prayers written by a medieval English anchoress.
  • She has published several poems in an ongoing series produced by Old Mountain Press.

Dr. Heather Listhartke

Dr. Heather ListhartkeDr. Listhartke’s research interests focus on issues of accessibility in writing classrooms and writing environments, community building in composing spaces, and writing pedagogy across the disciplines. She also has published work on supporting graduate student parents. Her work specifically deals with the intersections between multimodal writing, rhetoric, and pedagogy.

Recent Highlights:

  • Forthcoming 2024: Publication "embodiment,” “Intellectual property,” and “peer response” entries in Keywords in Making: A Rhetorical Primer, edited by Jason Tham. (under contract, Parlor Press).
  • October 2023: Conference at SIGDOC. “Making Community Methods: Crafting a Framework for Inclusive Community Building Practices in Composing Spaces.”
  • July 2023: Conference and Publication: Banville, Kalodner-Martin, Gresbrink, Jordan, Listhartke, Gray. "Imagining a Social Justice Technical Communication “Dream” Course," 2023 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference (ProComm), Ithaca, NY, USA, 2023, pp. 33-40

Dr. Mary E. Martin

Dr. Martin focuses on writing poetry. She is almost done with a chapbook of poems focused on dance and movement. She also continues to develop workshops about writing, movement, and art in the community.

Recent Highlights:

  • 2021 - Turning Air Into Gold. Main Street Rag.
  • Poem published in the 2018 Kakalak Anthology
  • Developed a project with Winthrop students and the women's shelter at Salvation Army. Students conversed with the women about their lives and then crafted poems from those conversations. A reading was held as part of the SC Humanities Festival in March 2019.

Dr. Allan Nail

Dr. Allan NailDr. Nail's research is interested in how high school students learn to develop their writing, and how teachers learn to teach writing.

Recent Highlights:

  • "Replicants, Vampires, and Other Outcasts: Examining Privilege through Genre Literature." in M. Fabrizi (Ed.), Horror Literature and Dark Fantasy: Challenging Genres.
  •  "Do Teachers Dream of Electric Classrooms?: Future Teachers' Attitudes Toward Technology Integration and Writing Instruction." in Writing Pedagogy, Fall 2018.

Dr. Devon Fitzgerald 

Dr. Devon RalstonDr. Fitzgerald's research focuses on the influence of technology on the circulation of texts as well as intersections of identity, online communities, and digital activism.

Her current project explores the complexities of intellectual property in artist and maker communities. 

Recent Highlights:

  • 2022- ""Hope in Rebellion: Layers of Queerness in Janelle Monae's 'Emotion Pictures'" at the Popular Culture/American Culture Association, April 14, 2022
  • 2021 - "I didn't sign up for your research study: The ethics of using 'public' data." with Amber Buck in Computers and Composition, vol. 61.
  • 2020 - "Engaging Podcasts as a Dynamic Genre for Invention." with Charles Woods in Writing Spaces.
  • 2018 - "(Re)Locating Queerness: Techne, Identity, and the Hegemonic Fantasy" with Oren Whightsel in Pre/Text: A Journal of Rhetorical Theory, 24.1-4.
  • "Resonances of Affect: The Writing Center and Queer Identities" at the International Writing Center Association Conference, October 10-13, 2018.
  • "Cockygate: Trademark, Bullying, Romance Novels and Intellectual Property" at Popular Culture/American Culture Association, April 17-20, 2019.

Dr. Kelly L. Richardson

Dr. Kelly Richardson

Dr. Richardson's research interests include topics related to literature, popular culture, and pedagogy; however, her primary scholarly focus is in nineteenth-century American Literature. She is particularly interested in examining how oceanic settings affect narrative and character construction as well as reflect historical contexts.

Recent Highlights:

  • “Contemporary Writers.” Mark Twain in Context, edited by John Bird, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2020, pp. 130–138. Literature in Context.
  • “The Picaresque Novel.” Herman Melville in Context, edited by Kevin J. Hayes, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2018, pp. 232–241. Literature in Context.