Department of English Language and Literature
Nicole Plyler Fisk
Associate Director of First-Year English
|Department:||English Language and Literature
College of Arts and Sciences
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PhD, University of South Carolina, 2007
MA, University of Charleston, 2003
BA, College of Charleston, 2001
Areas of Specialization
Nineteenth-Century British Literature
Composition and Rhetoric
Young Adult Literature
Recently Taught Courses
ENGL 101/102 Capstone Reading, Writing, and Researching about Harry Potter as
a Cultural Phenomenon
ENGL 101/102 Capstone Reading, Writing, and Researching about The Hunger Games as a Cultural Phenomenon
ENGL 282 Fiction/Capstone Study Abroad: Once Upon a Place ... In Ireland: Reading and Writing about Irish Fiction for Children
ENGL 101 Capstone Reading and Writing about Les Misérables and Its Many Adaptations
• The Carolina Reader for English 101, 7th edition. Managing editor w/ text editors Kelsey Flint-Martin and Ethan Knight. Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil, Fall 2019.
• The Carolina Rhetoric for English 102, 4th edition. Managing editor w/ text editors Sebastian Ivy and Gareth Rees-White. Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil, Winter 2018.
• The Carolina Reader for English 101, 6th edition. Managing editor w/ text editors Ethan Knight and Hannah Huber. Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil, Fall 2018.
• The Carolina Rhetoric of English 102, 3rd edition. Managing editor w/ text editor Amber Lee. Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil, Winter 2017.
• The Carolina Reader for English 101, 5th edition. Managing editor w/ text editor Katelyn Porubsky. Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil, Fall 2017.
• The Carolina Rhetoric for English 102, 2nd edition. Managing editor w/ text editor Benjamin Harley. Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil, Winter 2016.
• The Carolina Reader for English 101, 4th edition. Managing editor w/ text editor Benjamin Harley. Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil, Fall 2016.
• The Carolina Reader for English 101, 3rd edition. Managing editor w/ text editor Benjamin Harley. Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil, Fall 2015.
• The Carolina Reader for English 101, 2nd edition. Editor. Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil, Fall 2014.
• The Carolina Reader for English 101. Co-edited with Chris Holcomb. Plymouth, MI: Hayden-McNeil, Fall 2013.
PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES
• “‘I Heard Her Murmurs’: Decoding Narratives of Female Desire in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre and Eliza Fenwick’s Secresy.” Brontë Studies 33.1 (November 2008): 218-231.
• “‘A Wild, Wick Slip She Was:’ The Passionate Female in Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights and Mary Hays’s The Memoirs of Emma Courtney.” Bronte Studies 31.2 (July 2006): 133-43.
• “Lady Audley as Sacrifice: Curing Female Disadvantage in Lady Audley’s Secret.” Victorian Newsletter 105 (2004): 24-27.
• "From Silence Breakers to Culture Changers: Power and Potential in the #MeToo Movement." SPF/CCC Series on Feminism. 7 January 2018.
• “Fostering Classroom Civility.” Center For Teaching Excellence Workshop Series in Columbia, SC. 30 August 2017.
• “Higher Education and ‘The Blithe Superiority that is the Refuge of the Small.’” SPF/CCC Conference in Springfield, Missouri. 11 August 2017.
• "Tributes and American Snipers: How The Hunger Games Helps Us Understand Chris Kyle and Imagine Peace." ECPR Conference in Montreal, Canada. 29 August 2015.
• “’Some Kind of Monster that I’m Not’: The Process of Becoming Fully Human in The Hunger Games Series.” PCA/ACA Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. 1 April 2015.
• “’May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor’: Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games Series as First-Year Composition Theme.” Writing Program Administrators Conference in Savannah, Georgia. 19 July 2013.
• “Developing Shades of Grey: Moral Development in the Harry Potter series.” Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 28 February 2009.
• “‘Surely We Shall Find No Lower Depth Than This’: Matrimonial Misery in Charlotte Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and Charlotte Smith’s Desmond.” The South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. 23 February 2008.
• “Brontë’s Bertha and Fenwick’s Sibella: Parallel Representations of Anxiety and Madness.” The Aphra Behn Society for Women and the Arts Conference in Daytona Beach, Florida. 29 October 2005.
• “‘A Wild, Wick Slip She Was:’ Parallel Representations of the Passionate Female in Brontë’s Wuthering Heights and Hays’s Memoirs of Emma Courtney. International Conference on Romanticism at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colorado. 15 October 2005.
• “Twin Souls: Bertha and Heathcliff in Lin Haire-Sergeant’s H: The Story of Heathcliff’s Journey Back to Wuthering Heights.” The Twentieth Century and the Victorians Conference at University of Leeds, England. 11 July 2005.
• “Gothic Inversions: Playing with Religious Expectation in Robinson’s ‘The Lady of the Black Tower.” College English Association in Indianapolis, Indiana. 1 April 2005.
• “Mary Robinson as Female Prophet: Reading ‘The Lascar’ as a Warning Against Imperialism.” International Conference on Romanticism at Texas A&M International University, Laredo, Texas. 16 October 2004.
• “Hareton and Heathcliff: Angelic and Demonic Heroes in Wuthering Heights.” The Brontës and Their World Conference at Pace University, Pleasantville, New York. 17 April 2004.