Lauren Rule Maxwell
Lauren Rule Maxwell specializes in contemporary literature from the Americas. A native of Richmond, Virginia, she graduated summa cum laude from Wake Forest University with a B.A. in English and a minor in Biology. After writing professionally for healthcare organizations in Washington, D.C., she earned her M.A. and Ph.D. from Emory University.
Dr. Maxwell's monograph Romantic Revisions in Novels from the Americas is featured in the Purdue University Press Comparative Cultural Studies series. Her article "Not Fading into Another Landscape: Specters of American Empire in Margaret Atwood's Fiction" was published in Modern Fiction Studies; "The New Emperor's Clothes: Keatsian Echoes and American Materialism in The Great Gatsby" appeared in The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review; and her article on The Year of the Flood, "Desperate Times, Desperate Measures: Atwood's Speculative Fiction and Environmental Activism" was recently published in Margaret Atwood Studies. She also has a chapter - "Consumer Culture and Advertising" - in Cambridge University Press's F. Scott Fitzgerald in Context.
Dr. Maxwell teaches classes in American and contemporary literature and directs the M.A.T. Program in English Education. In addition to her literature courses, she teaches writing courses such as Freshman Composition, Advanced Composition, and Professional Writing. She also is involved with the Lowcountry Writing Project, a local site of the National Writing Project that provides professional development to teachers in the Charleston metro area and helps them use writing more effectively in their classrooms.
- B.A. in English, Wake Forest University (2000)
- M.A. in English, Emory University (2005)
- Ph.D. in English, Emory University (2008)
- Joined the department in 2008
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