Dr. Clay Morton
Associate Professor of English and Director of the Honors Program
Phone: (478) 471-5750
Clay Morton (Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2005) specializes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature. He is the author of The Oral Character of Southern Literature (Mellen, 2008) and has published essays on William Faulkner (Storytelling), the Southern Agrarians (New Georgia Encyclopedia, Conflict in Southern Writing, and elsewhere), Tennessee Williams (Tennessee Williams Annual Review), Philip K. Dick (Storytelling), nineteenth-century rhetorical education (South Atlantic Review), and William Gilmore Simms (Southern Studies). His recent research has focused on autism and the literary imagination. He is one of the creators of the satirical picture book Why Johnny Doesn't Flap (http://goo.gl/II4TYC). Recent courses include Honors American Literature surveys, Honors Humanities, and English 3500, Nineteenth-Century American Poetry and Prose. In addition to directing the Middle Georgia State University Honors Program, Dr. Morton currently serves as administrative coordinator of the Georgia Collegiate Honors Council.