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Susan Farrell

Professor

Address: 26 Glebe Street, Room 205
Office Hours: Tuesday, Thursday 1:00-2:30
Phone: 843.580.4244
E-mail: farrells@cofc.edu
Personal Website: https://blogs.cofc.edu/susan-farrell/


Susan Farrell came to the Collge of Charleston in 1993. She specializes in contemporary American fiction and teaches a variety of courses on American literature, contemporary fiction, women's studies, and academic writing. Her research in the last few years has focused largely on American war literature, and she has recently published books on Kurt Vonnegut and Tim O'Brien. She is a founding member of the international Kurt Vonnegut Society.


Education

1993 - Ph.D., English, University of Texas at Austin

1987 - M.A., English, University of Texas at Austin

1985 - B.A., English, Austin College


Research Interests

  • Contemporary American fiction
  • Women writers
  • Literature of the Vietnam War
  • Postmodernism/gender studies

Publications

“’Just Listen’:  Witnessing Trauma in Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried.” Critical Insights: Tim O’Brien.  Ed. Robert C. Evans.  New York:  Salem Press, 2015.

“Tim O’Brien:  A Critical Overview.”  Critical Insights: Tim O’Brien.  Ed. Robert C. Evans.  New York:  Salem Press, 2015.

“The Homefront and the Frontlines in the War Novels of Tim O’Brien.” The Vietnam War: Topics in Contemporary North American Literature.  Ed. Brenda Boyle.  Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2015.

“A Convenient Reality: Kurt Vonnegut’s Mother Night and the Falsification of Memory.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 55.2 (Jan 2014):  226-236.

“Vonnegut and Religion:  Daydreaming About God.”  Critical Insights:  Kurt Vonnegut.  Ed. Robert Tally.  New York:  Salem Press, 2013.  141-162.

Critical Companion to Tim O’Brien:  A Literary Reference to his Life and Work.  New York:  Facts on File Press, 2011.

“Art, Domesticity, and Vonnegut’s Women.” New Critical Essays on Kurt Vonnegut.  Ed. David Simmons.  London: Palgrave Macmillan Press, 2009.  91-111.

“The Labyrinth of Myth and Gender in Tim O’Brien’s Going After Cacciato.” Thirty Years After:  New Essays on Vietnam War Literature, Film, and Art.  Ed. Mark Heberle.  Newcastle, England:  Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009.  53-64.

Critical Companion to Kurt Vonnegut:  A Literary Reference to his Life and Work.  New York:  Facts on File Press, 2008.