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Julia Eichelberger

Professor and Director of Southern Studies

Address: 26 Glebe Street, Room 201
Office Hours: 1:30-3 MW and by appointment
Phone: 843.953.5646

Julia Eichelberger began teaching at the College in 1992 and is currently Marybelle Higgins Howe Professor of Southern Literature. She has taught a variety of courses in American literature, including Southern literature, postwar American poetry, African American literature, 20th-century American fiction, Jewish American literature, and Charleston writers, as well as first-year writing.


1992 - Ph.D., English, University of North Carolina

Research Interests

  • Literature of the U. S. South
  • 20th-Century American novels
  • Post-1945 American poetry
  • Charleston writers


Tell About Night Flowers: Eudora Welty’s Gardening Letters, 1940-1949. Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi. May 2013.

"Rethinking the Unthinkable: Tracing Welty's Changing View of the Color Line in Letters, Essays, and The Optimist’s Daughter." Eudora Welty, Whiteness, and Race. Ed. Harriet Pollack. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2012. 225-252.

“A Southern Literary Critic In the Making.” Review of Uptown, Downtown in Old Charleston: Sketches and Stories (Louis D. Rubin). The South Carolina Review 45.1 (2012): 173-175.

“Correspondences and Inspirations: The Hurston-Rawlings and Welty-Maxwell Friendships. Essay Review. Southern Literary Journal 45.1 (Fall 2012), 145-49.

“Mountaintop Visions of Faulkner, Welty, and Noel Polk.” Essay Review. The Southern Quarterly 67.2 (Winter 2010): 132-139.