David S. McCracken, Ph.D.
Title: Professor of English; Chair, Department of Communication, Language, Literature, and Religion; Coker Faculty Member Since 1998
Education: B.A. Belmont College
M.A. in English, Texas A&M University
Ph.D. in English, Texas A&M University
Department: English
Office: Davidson Hall - Room 214
Office Hours: By Appointment
Phone: (843) 383-8119
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Research:

American Literature, Popular Culture and American Studies, Working-Class Literature, Contemporary Fiction, Composition and Rhetoric

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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