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Department of English Language and Literature

Faculty and Staff Directory

Nicole Plyler Fisk

Title: Senior Instructor
Associate Director of First-Year English
Department: English Language and Literature
College of Arts and Sciences
Email: fisknp@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-7528
Office: HUO 402
Resources: English Language and Literature
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Education 

PhD, University of South Carolina, 2007
MA, University of Charleston, 2003
BA, College of Charleston, 2001

Areas of Specialization 

Nineteenth-Century British Literature
Gender Studies
Composition and Rhetoric
Popular Culture
Young Adult Literature
Service Learning

Recently Taught Courses 

ENGL 101/102 Capstone     Reading, Writing, and Researching about Harry Potter as a Cultural Phenomenon
ENGL 101/102 Capstone     Reading, Writing, and Researching about The Hunger Games as a Cultural Phenomenon 
ENGL 282 Fiction/Capstone     Study Abroad: Once Upon a Place ... In Ireland: Reading and Writing about Irish Fiction for Children
ENGL 101 Capstone     Reading and Writing about Les Misérables and Its Many Adaptations

Selected Publications 

TEXTBOOKS
   • The Carolina Reader for English 101, 7th edition. Managing editor w/ text editors Kelsey Flint-Martin and Ethan Knight. Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil, Fall 2019.
   • The Carolina Rhetoric for English 102, 4th edition. Managing editor w/ text editors Sebastian Ivy and Gareth Rees-White. Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil, Winter 2018.
   • The Carolina Reader for English 101, 6th edition. Managing editor w/ text editors Ethan Knight and Hannah Huber. Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil, Fall 2018.
    The Carolina Rhetoric of English 102, 3rd edition. Managing editor w/ text editor Amber Lee. Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil, Winter 2017.
   • The Carolina Reader for English 101, 5th edition. Managing editor w/ text editor Katelyn Porubsky. Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil, Fall 2017.
   • The Carolina Rhetoric for English 102, 2nd edition. Managing editor w/ text editor Benjamin Harley. Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil, Winter 2016.
   • The Carolina Reader for English 101, 4th edition. Managing editor w/ text editor Benjamin Harley. Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil, Fall 2016.
   • The Carolina Reader for English 101, 3rd edition. Managing editor w/ text editor Benjamin Harley. Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil, Fall 2015.
   • The Carolina Reader for English 101, 2nd edition. Editor. Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil, Fall 2014.
   • The Carolina Reader for English 101. Co-edited with Chris Holcomb. Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil, Fall 2013.

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES
    “‘I Heard Her Murmurs’: Decoding Narratives of Female Desire in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and Eliza Fenwick’s Secresy.” Brontë Studies 33.1 (November 2008): 218-231.
    “‘A Wild, Wick Slip She Was:’ The Passionate Female in Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights and Mary Hays’s The Memoirs of Emma Courtney.” Bronte Studies 31.2 (July 2006): 133-43.
    “Lady Audley as Sacrifice: Curing Female Disadvantage in Lady Audley’s Secret.” Victorian Newsletter 105 (2004): 24-27.

Presentations 

CONFERENCES
    
"From Silence Breakers to Culture Changers: Power and Potential in the #MeToo Movement." SPF/CCC Series on Feminism. 7 January 2018. 
    “Fostering Classroom Civility.” Center For Teaching Excellence Workshop Series in Columbia, SC. 30 August 2017. 
    “Higher Education and ‘The Blithe Superiority that is the Refuge of the Small.’” SPF/CCC Conference in Springfield, Missouri. 11 August 2017.
    "Tributes and American Snipers: How The Hunger Games Helps Us Understand Chris Kyle and Imagine Peace." ECPR Conference in Montreal, Canada. 29 August 2015. 
    “’Some Kind of Monster that I’m Not’: The Process of Becoming Fully Human in The Hunger Games Series.” PCA/ACA Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. 1 April 2015.
    “’May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor’: Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games Series as First-Year Composition Theme.” Writing Program Administrators Conference in Savannah, Georgia. 19 July 2013.
    “Developing Shades of Grey: Moral Development in the Harry Potter series.” Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 28 February 2009.
    “‘Surely We Shall Find No Lower Depth Than This’: Matrimonial Misery in Charlotte Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Charlotte Smith’s Desmond.” The South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. 23 February 2008.
    “Brontë’s Bertha and Fenwick’s Sibella: Parallel Representations of Anxiety and Madness.” The Aphra Behn Society for Women and the Arts Conference in Daytona Beach, Florida.  29 October 2005.
    “‘A Wild, Wick Slip She Was:’ Parallel Representations of the Passionate Female in Brontë’s Wuthering Heights and Hays’s Memoirs of Emma Courtney.  International Conference on Romanticism at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado.  15 October 2005.
    “Twin Souls: Bertha and Heathcliff in Lin Haire-Sergeant’s H: The Story of Heathcliff’s Journey Back to Wuthering Heights.”  The Twentieth Century and the Victorians Conference at University of Leeds, England.  11 July 2005.
    “Gothic Inversions: Playing with Religious Expectation in Robinson’s ‘The Lady of the Black Tower.”  College English Association in Indianapolis, Indiana.  1 April 2005.
    “Mary Robinson as Female Prophet: Reading ‘The Lascar’ as a Warning Against Imperialism.” International Conference on Romanticism at Texas A&M International University, Laredo, Texas.  16 October 2004.
    “Hareton and Heathcliff:  Angelic and Demonic Heroes in Wuthering Heights.”  The Brontës and Their World Conference at Pace University, Pleasantville, New York.  17 April 2004.


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