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Dr. Benita Muth

Department Chair of English
Department of English

Phone: 478.471.5739

  • Macon - School of Arts and Letters - 219
    Phone: 478.471.5739
Courses: Theory and Practice in Editing and Style (English 5650)
Shakespeare (English 4100)
Milton (English 4200)
17th Century Poetry and Poetics (English 4130)
Introduction to Professional Writing (Professional Writing 3160)
Mythology and Folklore for Literary Studies (English 3120)
Introduction to Literary Studies (English 3010)
British Literature I (English 2121)
World Literature I (English 2111)
World Literature II (English 2112)
Composition and Rhetoric (English 1101)
Composition and Literature (English 1102)
Honors World Literature I (English 2111H)
Honors Composition and Literature (English 1102H)
Education: Ph.D. in English Literature: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: 1997

MA in English Literature: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; 1992

BA in English Literature: University of the South (Sewanee) magna cum laude; 1989
Professional Experience: Middle Georgia State University;
Professor, 2018 - present; Associate Professor 2013- 2018

Macon State College; Macon, Georgia
Associate Professor, 2012-2013; Assistant Professor, 2007-2012.

Wesleyan College; Macon, Georgia:
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2002-2007.

Westminster College; New Wilmington, Pennsylvania:
Visiting Assistant Professor, 2000-2002; Instructor, 1997-1999.

Tennessee Wesleyan College; Athens, Tennessee
Assistant Professor, 1999-2000.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:
Teaching Fellow, 1992-1997.
Awards and Honors: Middle Georgia State University Award for Outstanding Teaching, 2017-2018

The National Society of Leadership and Success Excellence in Teaching Award; 2017.

School of Liberal Arts Award for Outstanding Teaching; 2014

USG European Council Study Abroad Faculty, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2022

“Pedagogy in Literature” Award, from Conference of College Teachers of English for “Reuniting Renaissance Drama: Teaching Shakespeare with his Contemporaries.” 2008

Phi Beta Kappa
Publications: "Paradise Retold: Lewis's Reimagaining of Milton, Eden, and Eve." Mythlore 37.1(2018): 23-44.

“Few Return to the Sunlit Lands: Lewis’s Classical Underworld in The Silver Chair.” Inklings Forever 8 (2012): 152-158.

“Sir Thomas Browne, Screwtape, and the ‘Amphibians’ of Narnia.” In Christianity and Literature 59.4 (2010): 645-663.

“Reuniting Renaissance Drama: Teaching Shakespeare with his Contemporaries.” In CCTE Studies 73 (2008): 35-42.

“Dorinda’s Rejection of Love.” In Regarding Ellen Glasgow. Ed. By Welford Dunaway Taylor and George C. Longest. Virginia State Library and Archives, 2002.

“The Instruments in the Symphony Orchestra.” With Louis D. Rubin. In A Writer’s Companion. Louisiana State University Press, 1995.

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