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Department of English Language and Literature


Sammantha Graves

Title: Senior Instructor
Department: English Language and Literature
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: 803-777-6863
Office: HUO 303
Resources: English Language and Literature


Ph.D., University of South Carolina, English Literature, 2007
M.A., University of South Carolina, English Literature, 2001

Areas of Specialization 

    Eighteenth-Century British Literature
    Nineteenth-Century British Literature
    Gender Studies / Women Writers
    Popular Culture

Recently Taught Courses 

Engl 288          English Literature
Engl 283          Themes in British Writing
Engl 102          Rhetoric and Composition
Engl 101          Critical Reading and Composition

Current Research Projects 

My research interests include eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British literature, especially the novel. Victorian periodical publication, sensation and detective fiction are additional areas of interest. Most recently, I have been focused on the relationship between British and American writers of sensation novels and detective fiction, especially Mary Elizabeth Braddon and Anna Katherine Green.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.