Dr. Lynne Shackelford is a senior member of Furman's English Department and has served as department chair since 2008. Her fields are Nineteenth-Century American Literature and the American Novel. She is especially interested in the relationship between literature and the visual arts. She majored in English at the College of William and Mary and minored in Classics. She then earned a M.A. and a Ph.D. in English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also did graduate study for a summer at Trinity College, Oxford University. She taught full-time as a lecturer at the University of North Carolina for one year and then came to Furman in 1982. She has published essays on a variety of American authors, including Henry James, Edgar Allan Poe, Augusta Evans Wilson, Joseph Heller, and Ken Kesey. She is an Aspen Institute-Wye Fellow, a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, and an honorary member of Furman's Senior Order.

Name Title Description

ENG-111

Literature

ENG-203

American Passages

From physical journeys across the Atlantic Ocean, into the wilderness, down the Mississippi River to interior journeys of reflection, epiphany, and self-discovery, examination of a selection of American literature from pre-eighteenth century to the present. Exploring a variety of authors, genres, and themes in such issues as American landscapes, spirituality, cultural diversity, and resistance to oppression.

ENG-211

Professional Communication

The course refines students? grammar, mechanics, and style; develops analytical and collaborative skills; introduces the strategies, formats, and organizational patterns of a variety of professional letters, memos, proposals, and reports; teaches research strategies and techniques; and develops oral and nonverbal communication skills.

ENG-331

American Novel to WW I

Examination of the development of the American novel through its adaptations of such sub-genres as the Gothic novel, the historical romance, the social protest novel, the picaresque novel, the realistic novel of manners, and the naturalistic novel. Authors might include Cooper, Hawthorne, Stowe, James, Twain, Norris, Chopin, and Cather.

ENG-332

American Novel Since WW I

Examination of modern and post-modern novels, emphasizing how these works reflect cultural assumptions about social class, race, ethnicity, gender roles, politics, technology, religion, art and entertainment. Authors include: Anderson, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Faulkner, Hurston, Malamud, Kesey, Walker, and Tan.

ENG-475

Senior Seminar in English

Course topic changes with each offering.

Education
Ph.D.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A.
College of William and Mary

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