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Crystal O'Leary-Davidson

Crystal O'Leary-Davidson


Phone: 478.934.3046

  • Cochran - Jackson Hall - 205
    Phone: 478.934.3046
Office Hours: Fall 2018
Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays – 9:30- Noon
Tuesdays & Thursdays – 11:00 – 12:30 p.m.

Courses: Fall 2018 Classes

ENGL 2131: Honors American Literature I Section 01H CRN: 81060
Full Session, Mondays & Wednesdays 8:00-9:15 at 310 Russell Hall, Cochran Campus

Full Session, Tuesdays & Thursdays 8:00-9:15 at 306 Russell Hall, Cochran Campus

ENGL 2131: American Literature I Section 02 CRN: 82064
Full Session, Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. at 304 Russell Hall, Cochran Campus

Fall Full Session, ONLINE CLASS

Education: Ph.D. in English, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Spring 2000
Dissertation: “A Grave for this Book”: Textual Fetishism in American Gothic from Brockden Brown to John Carpenter

Director: Joseph D. Andriano
The Gothic premise of the “found manuscript” becomes a powerful fetish or charm in these selected works of American Gothic. Unlike the British Gothic where the “found manuscript” serves as a narrative premise, the American book-fetish exerts a terrible power over the characters while its contents may remain a mystery to the reader or viewer. This dissertation examines a variety of American Gothic texts exploring authorial anxiety and American culture in the fiction of Charles Brockden Brown, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Stephen King and Jeffrey Eugenides, and films directed by David Lynch, Wes Craven and John Carpenter.

M.A. in English, Winthrop University, Summer 1994

Thesis: Transcending Monstrous Flesh: A Revision of the Hero’s Quest

M.A. in Speech Communication, University of Alabama, Spring 1991

Master of Arts Project: Voices from the Margin: Women’s Own Words (A Readers’ Theater Based on Interviews)

B.F.A. in Theater Arts, Performance, University of Mississippi, Summer 1989
Professional Experience: Popular culture studies
American Gothic in fiction and film
Online pedagogy
Fiction writing
Organizations: Member of The Horror Writers Association (HWA)
Member of The South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
Publications: Monsters of Film, Fiction, and Fable: The Cultural Links between the Human and Inhuman, editing volume with Cambridge Scholars, including a chapter, “That Time of the Month”: The Female Werewolf in Film, SUMMER 2018 publication.

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