J. Michael Duvall

Associate Professor and Associate Chair

Address: 74 George Street, Room 301
Office Hours: M 10-11:30 / Tu 1:30-3
Phone: 843-823-2086
E-mail: duvalljm@cofc.edu

Mike Duvall has been a member of the faculty of the College of Charleston since 2005. He teaches and writes about the literature and culture of the United States. Along with first-year writing, his recent teaching has included American Literature to the Present, upper-division courses in the literature of assimilation and Americanization from the turn of the 20th century, American realism, American regionalism, and Mark Twain. He plans to add to his courses in spring 2022 a course in 19th African American novels. His current research interests include literary representations of socialism in American fiction at the turn of the last century and Yan Phou Lee’s When I was a Boy in China, the first book published in the United States by an Asian American.


PhD, American literature, University of Maryland
MA, English, Georgia State University
BS, Psychology, Georgia State University

Research Interests

  • 19th & early 20th century American literature and culture
  • American literary regionalism, realism, and naturalism
  • Literature of assimilation and Americanization
  • Social reform literature

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 110: Introduction to Academic Writing
  • ENGL 207: American Literature to the Present
  • ENGL 343: American Renaissance
  • ENGL 344: Late 19th Century American Literature
  • ENGL 349: The American Novel to 1900
  • ENGL 350: Mark Twain
  • ENGL 362: Assimilation and Americanization in Late 19th c. American Literature
  • ENGL 370: American Regionalism
  • ENGL 370: American Realism
  • ENGL 400: Assimilation and Americanization (Seminar)
  • ENGL 450: Mark Twain (Senior Seminar)
  • ENGL 511: Introduction to Graduate English Studies(Graduate)
  • ENGL 524: Nineteenth Century American Literature (Graduate)
  • ENGL 576: American Regionalism
  • ENGL 702: Internship in Teaching Composition (Graduate)