Faculty Profile

Carol Ann Johnston

Professor of English, Martha Porter Sellers Chair of Rhetoric and the English Language (1990)

Contact Information

johnston@dickinson.edu

East College Room 410
717.245.1268
http://blogs.dickinson.edu/carolannjohnston/

Bio

Her teaching interests include literature of the Early Modern period, poetry workshop, and Southern Women Writers. Her current research investigates subjectivity and agency in seventeenth-century English poetry. She has written a book on Eudora Welty and is working on a manuscript placing poet Thomas Traherne in the context of seventeenth-century visual traditions.

Education

  • B.A., Baylor University, 1978
  • M.A., 1980
  • M.A., Harvard University, 1983
  • Ph.D., 1992

2016-2017 Academic Year

Fall 2016

ENGL 101 Southern Women Writers
Cross-listed with WGSS 101-03. A course in prose written by women of the American South. We will begin with the diary of Mary Chesnut written during the Civil War and continue with notable writers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, which may include Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Zora Neale Hurston, Ellen Gilchrist, Ellen Douglas, Kaye Gibbons. Some critical and theoretical texts will also be required. Writing assignments will include short explications,longer essays, and an exam. Attendance and participation in class discussion are required.

WGSS 101 Southern Women Writers
Cross-listed with ENGL 101-05. A course in prose written by women of the American South. We will begin with the diary of Mary Chesnut written during the Civil War and continue with notable writers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, which may include Katherine Anne Porter, Flannery O'Connor, Eudora Welty, Zora Neale Hurston, Ellen Gilchrist, Ellen Douglas, Kaye Gibbons. Some critical and theoretical texts will also be required. Writing assignments will include short explications,longer essays, and an exam. Attendance and participation in class discussion are required.

MEMS 200 Revolutionary Milton
Cross-listed with ENGL 394-01.

ENGL 319 Adv Creative Writing: Poetry
Cross-listed with CRWR 319-01.

CRWR 319 Adv Creative Writing: Poetry
Cross-listed with ENGL 319-01.

ENGL 394 Revolutionary Milton
Cross-listed with MEMS 200-01.