Margaret Godbey, Ph.D.
Title: Assistant Professor of English Education; Coordinator of the First-Year Writing Program and Coordinator of English Education; Coker Faculty member since 2011
Education: B.F.A. New York University
M.A. in English, DePaul University
Ph.D. in English, Temple University
Illinois Secondary School Certification – English 7-12
South Carolina Professional Educator Certificate - English and Language Arts
Department: English
Office: Davidson Hall 202
Office Hours: By Appointment
Phone: (843) 383-8118
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Children’s Literature, Young Adult Literature, Illustration, Composition and Rhetoric, Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Art


  • Children’s Literature and Folklore
  • Young Adult Literature
  • English Methods
  • Mythology

Recent Course:

ENG 365: English Methods students travelled to National Council of Teachers of English Conferences in Las Vegas and Boston

Student Presentations:

“Vegas Baby! English Education in the Twenty-First Century.” Student Co-presenters: Melanie McGrath and Dana Griffin. Coker Celebration of Academics, Coker College, 2013.

The Hunger Games: Panel Discussion. Student Co-presenters: Ivy Aldrich and Melissa Berry. Coker Celebration of Academics, Coker College, 2012.

Honors Project by Ivy Aldrich: “Idealism or Imperfection? The Representation of Women in Four Gothic Novels”

Selected Publications:

“Beyond Sensation: The Hunger Games and Dystopian Critique.” ALAN Review (Winter 2014): 15-24.

Book Review. Constructing Girlhood through the Periodical Press, 1850-1915 by Kristine Moruzi. English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 57.1 (2014) 138-42.

Book Review. Portraits of the Artist as a Young Woman: Painting and the Novel in France and Britain, 1800-1860 by Alexandra K. Wettlaufer. Women’s Writing 20.3 (2013) 413-15.

“Illustration.” The Encyclopedia of the Novel. Gen. Ed. Peter Melville Logan. Blackwell Publishing, UK, 2011.

Book Review. The Woman Painter in Victorian Literature by Antonia Losano. The Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies. n.s. 19.2 (2010): 105-08.