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Palmetto College

Faculty and Staff

Shelley AJ Jones, Ph.D (she/her/hers)

Title: Associate Professor of English
Department: Palmetto College Columbia
Palmetto College
Phone: 803-576-5781
Fax: 803-777-9357

901 Sumter Street
Byrnes Building 302D
Columbia, SC 29208

Shelley Jones

Research and/or Teaching Interests

Shelley AJ Jones’ research investigates revision, genre theory, and periodical culture in British Romantic literature, with a particular emphasis on how popular forms widened access to literature. This emphasis on access made possible by new technology informs her teaching interests as well: creating collaborative environments and communities for distant and online learners.

Courses Taught

ENGL 101: Critical Reading and Composition
ENGL 102: Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 283: Themes in British Literature
PALM 493: South Carolina Studies
PALM 494: Internship
PALM 495: Service-Learning
PALM 401: Senior Capstone Experience

Recent Publications

“Digital Experiments in Romantic-Era Commonplace Books.” Romantic Circles Pedagogy Commons. (2017). 

Helen Maria Williams. Peru and Peruvian Tales. Associate editor. (Broadview Press, 2014).

“Revision as Conversation in Mary Robinson’s ‘The Storm’ and ‘The Negro Girl.’” CEA Critic 71.3 (Spring/Summer 2009): 37-53.

Select Conference Presentations

“Assembling Versions in the Online Romantic Classroom.” Romantic Assembly. International Conference on Romanticism (ICR), Hosted by Clemson University, Greenville, SC. October 25-28, 2018. 

“The High Art of the Daily ‘Rag’: Mary Robinson’s Newspaper Verse in the Morning Post.” High Art/Low Art: Border and Boundaries in Popular Culture, South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference, Atlanta, GA. November 3-5, 2017. 

“Mary Robinson’s Tabitha Bramble: Reimaging Smollett.” Generations, British Women Writers Conference (BWWC), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC. June 21- 24, 2017. 

“Poems as Islands: Disrupting the Idea of the Solitary Text in the British Romantic Classroom.” Islands, College English Association (CEA) Conference, Hilton Head Island, SC. March 30-April 1, 2017.  

“Periodical Performances: Mary Robinson and the Morning Post.” Making a Scene,18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, June 2016.

"Three's the Charm: Sequencing 3 Required Courses in BA in Liberal Studies." Panel with Dean Chris Nesmith, Dr. Mary Hjelm, and Dr. R. Mac Jones. Association for Continuing Higher Education South Conference, Charleston, South Carolina, April 2016.

“Communal Romanticism in Practice: A Panel Discussion.” Romanticism and Modernity, North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference, Duke University, Raleigh, North Carolina, May 2009.

“Revising Genres: The Progress of ‘The Hermit of Mont-Blanc.’” 40th Annual Meeting, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference, Richmond, Virginia, March 2009.

‘The Mythic and the Immediate in Mary Robinson’s ‘The Storm.’” The Work of Romanticism, International Conference on Romanticism, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan, October 2008.

“A Poet‘s Critique: Mary Robinson’s Re-envisioning of ‘Agnes’ and ‘Edmund’s Wedding.’” Dickens Project Spring Conference, Rutgers University, April 2007.

“A Case for Archival Research: Mary Robinson’s ‘The Negro Girl.’” (Re)collecting British Women Writers, 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, March 2006.

“‘Behold their fate!’: Infanticide and Maternity in the Poetry of Felicia Hemans.” Deviance and Defiance, North American Society for the Study of Romanticism Conference, Montreal, Canada, August 2005.

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