Ellen Arnold - Coastal Carolina University
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Ellen Arnold

Senior Lecturer

Contact Ellen Arnold
843-349-2606 sarnold@coastal.edu

Edwards 289

Spring 2020 Office Hours
Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 10:00 - 10:50am; 
Mondays/Fridays 2:00 - 3:00pm

You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” – Madeline L’Engle


Ellen Arnold holds a Ph.D. in 19th-century British Literature from the University of South Carolina. She has taught at Coastal Carolina University since 2002; previous teaching experience includes colleges and universities in South Carolina, Indiana, and Missouri. 


Ph.D., University of South Carolina

M.A., College of William and Mary

B.A., University of Montevallo(Alabama)


 “Theme-based Approaches to Teaching the Sophomore Literature Survey.” Co-written with Rebecca Hamill and Linda Martin. The CEA Forum.

“Working Overtime: A Multi-disciplinary Discussion of Parenting and Working in the 21st Century.” Co-written with Dennis Earl, Pamela Martin, Renee Smith, and Holley Tankersley. Bridges.

“Preying on the Working Mother: Michael Crichton’s Real Villain.” Postscript: Publication of the Philological Association of the Carolinas.

“Genre, Gender, and Cross-Dressing in Mary Robinson’s Walsingham.” Postscript: Publication of the Philological Association of the Carolinas.

Teaching Areas

First-year composition, British Literature after 1750, Children’s Literature, Young Adult Literature, and Women’s and Gender Studies

Research Areas

Evidence-based teaching and learning, Multiculturalism in children’s and young adult literature, Contingent faculty and academic freedom. and Women writers of the Romantic era