Susan Farrell


Address: 26 Glebe Street, Room 205
Office Hours: W/Th 3:00-4:00pm
Phone: 843.580.4244

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.


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

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

B.A., English, Austin College

Research Interests

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

Courses Taught

ENGL 207: American Literature to the Present

ENGL 346: Contemporary American Fiction

ENGL 363: Modern American War Fiction


Imaging Home:  American War Fiction from Hemingway to 9/11  

“Just Listen:  Witnessing Trauma…”  

“Tim O’Brien:  A Critical Overview”  

“The Home Front and the Front Lines…”  

“A Convenient Reality…”  

“Vonnegut and Religion…”  

Critical Companion to Tim O’Brien

“Art, Domesticity, and Vonnegut’s Women…”  

“The Labyrinth of Myth and Gender…”  

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