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Jacob Rivers, Ph.D.

Title: Adjunct Instructor in English
USC Union
Phone: 864-424-8061
Dr. Jacob Rivers joined USC Union as Adjunct Instructor of English in 2018.  He holds the PhD in English from the University of South Carolina (Twentieth-Century American and Southern Literature).
Dr. Rivers regularly teaches online classes in English 101-Critical Reading and Comprehension and English 102-Rehtoric and Composition.
Dr. Rivers’ research focuses on the role of hunting in Southern Literature as a vehicle for evolving Southern attitudes toward ethical environmental perception and on the human-canine relationship as portrayed in poetry and fiction.
Selected Publications
Cultural Values in the Southern Sporting Narrative.  Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2002.
Early Southern Sports and Sportsmen: A Literary Anthology. University of South Carolina Press, 2015.
In Dogs We Trust: An Anthology of American Dog Literature.  Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 2019.