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Department of English Language and Literature


Austin Horne

Title: Graduate Student
PhD Student, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Department: English Language and Literature
College of Arts and Sciences
Austin Horne


BA in English (Rhodes College, 2016); MA in English (North Carolina State University, 2020)

20th/21st Century American Literature; Postcolonial Literatures (African); Global Contemporary Literature; Critical Theory and Culture; University Studies

I am a second year PhD student in the Department of English at the University of South Carolina- Columbia. My research interests center around late 20th/21st C. American literature and culture, as well as postcolonial African literature. My works tend to explore issues relating to form, affect, sincerity, capital, canon, and authorship. Outside of literary studies, I am also interested in researching the sustainability of the contemporary American university.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.