Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins, 19th-century British literature and culture, the Victorian novel, cognitive literary studies, and British and Irish modernism.
Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts
Maria K. Bachman, Professor of English, joined the University faculty in 1999. She earned a bachelor's degree in international affairs from George Washington University, a master's degree in English from George Mason University and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Tennessee.
Bachman has served as co-director of the Honors Program, director of the Women's and Gender Studies program, and director of Interdisciplinary Studies at CCU. She was named the 2006 South Carolina Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
Most recently, she published an edition of Wilkie Collins’s “The Dead Hand” and Charles Dickens’s “The Bride’s Chamber.” Her areas of specialization include: 19th-century British literature and culture, the Victorian novel, cognitive literary studies, and British and Irish modernism.