David S. McCracken, Ph.D.
Professor of English; Chair of the Department of Communication, Language, Literature, and Religion
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Ph.D., Texas A&M University
M.A., Texas A&M University
B.A., Belmont College

"I started teaching at Coker College in 1998 after a three-year appointment as a visiting assistant professor at Francis Marion University. I began as the director of the campus writing center (my M.A. is in rhetoric and composition with a specialization in writing centers). I am currently the American literature specialist (my Ph.D. emphasis is in twentieth-century American literature). My academic specializations are American literature, modern fiction, and rhetoric and composition, and my current research interests are Chuck Palahniuk, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and the writing process. I am a long distance runner."

COURSES:

  • American Literature I
  • American Literature II
  • American Renaissance and Beyond
  • Faulkner and His Contemporaries
  • Writing for the Workplace
  • Advanced Composition and Rhetoric

CURRENT PROJECT:

Postmodern Parody in the Novels of Chuck Palahniuk. McFarland Publishing (forthcoming 2016)

STUDENT PRESENTATIONS:

Melanie McGrath. “Chopin and Freeman,” Sigma Tau Delta 2013 National Conference, OR

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

“The Issue of Denial in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘An Alcoholic Case.’” Journal of Social Science Research 1(2013): 121-28.

“God, Job, and Desire in Pietro di Donato’s Christ in Concrete.” Postscript: Publication of the Philological Association of the Carolinas 28 (2013). www.pachome.org.

“Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club as Working-Class Novel” Postscript: Publication of the Philological Association of the Carolinas 27 (2012). www.pachome.org.

“Charlotte Simmons as a Working-Class Heroine in Tom Wolfe’s I am Charlotte Simmons.” Critical Approaches to American Working-Class Literature: Classed Critiques. Ed. Michelle Tokarczyk. New York: Routledge, 2011. 87-102.

“Francis Phelan as a Postmodern Odysseus in William Kennedy’s Ironweed.” Postscript: Publication of the Philological Association of the Carolinas 22 (2005): 1-8.

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