Name:  Casey Cothran
Title:   Professor of English
Education:  Ph.D., English, University of Tennessee
M.A., English, University of Tennessee
B.A., English, Clemson University
Office:  223 Bancroft Hall   
Phone:  803/323-4632
Area(s):  Nineteenth-Century British Literature, Women's Writing and Feminist Criticism, Mystery and Detective Fiction


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Since receiving her Ph.D. in 2003, Dr. Cothran has taught classes at the University of Tennessee, the College of William and Mary, and Winthrop. Her classes address such topics as "British Gothic Literature" and "Literature of the Victorian Era," as well as specialized courses such as "Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing," "Mystery and Detective Fiction," and "Fairy Tales and Heroic Quests."

Cothran is the co-editor of New Perspectives on Detective Fiction: Mystery Magnified (Routledge, 2015) and has published on detective novelist Wilkie Collins in the Victorians Institute Journal and in the Wilkie Collins Society Journal. Her work on New Woman writers of the late nineteenth century has appeared in Nineteenth-Century Gender StudiesWorking Papers in Irish Studies, and in the book collection New Woman Writers: Authority and the Body. Cothran also has published on YA fantasy novels, crime fiction, and graphic novels. 

Cothran is married and has two children.