Ph.D. English, The University of Tennessee
M.A. English, George Mason University
B.A. International Affairs, The George Washington University
Maria K. Bachman is Professor of English at Coastal Carolina University and co-editor of the VICTORIANS INSTITUTE JOURNAL. She teaches a variety of courses on nineteenth-century British literature and culture, history of the novel, narrative theory, and horror fiction and film.
She has co-edited a collection of critical essays, FEAR, LOATHING, AND VICTORIAN XENOPHOBIA (Ohio State University Press, 2013) and has published scholarly editions of Wilkie Collins's "The Dead Hand" and Charles Dickens's "The Bride's Chamber" (University of Tampa Press, 2009), Wilkie Collins's THE WOMAN IN WHITE (Broadview Press, 2006), and BLIND LOVE (Broadview Press, 2004), as well as a collection of critical essays, REALITY'S DARK LIGHT: THE SENSATIONAL WILKIE COLLINS (University of Tennessee Press, 2003).
Dr. Bachman has also published a variety of critical articles and book chapters on Samuel Richardson, Benjamin Disraeli, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Charles Dickens, and Wilkie Collins. Her book in progress is entitled, Dickens on the Brain: Reading Charles Dickens in the Age of Neuroscience.
Dr. Bachman has held a number of administrative posts at Coastal Carolina University including, Chair of English, Director of Interdisciplinary Studies, Director of the Women's and Gender Studies Program, and Co-Director of the University Honors Program.
In 2012 Dr. Bachman received Coastal Carolina University's HTC Distinguished Teacher-Scholar Lecturer Award and George Mason University's Distinguished Alumna of the Year Award. In 2006, Dr. Bachman was named South Carolina Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.