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Susannah N. Clements, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department Chair, Language and Literature, General Education

Education

  • Ph.D., English, University of South Carolina
  • M.A., English, University of South Carolina
  • B.A., English, Belhaven University

Honors and Awards

Dean's Award - Faculty, CAS Regent University, 2011

Classes Taught

  • ENGL 485: English Senior Seminar
  • ENGL 475: Special Topics (Faith and Fantasy Literature)
  • ENGL 377: Shakespeare
  • ENGL 350: Victorian Literature
  • ENGL 348: the British Romantics
  • ENGL 340: Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature
  • ENGL 335: Milton and the 17th Century
  • ENGL 211: British Literature I
  • ENGL 212: British Literature II
  • ENGL 101: English Composition

Research Interests

Reading from a Christian perspective, 19th Century Literature, Popular Culture

Teaching Philosophy

My teaching philosophy is built on reading and writing from a Christian perspective—a perspective that treats the written word with integrity and that acknowledges how reading and writing are acts of love and community. The courses I teach and develop not only teach foundational skills in the discipline of English, but it also affirms the good, the true, and the beautiful and emphasizes how the discipline can cultivate and reflect the image of God is us. By starting with this as a foundation, I aim to teach students how the discipline of literature is not separated from their "real" lives but integral to cultivating what makes us human and can deeply prepare students for lives of worship and service to God and fulfilling careers.

Biography

Susannah Clements brings fifteen years of experience in teaching and scholarship in literature, particularly 18th and 19th British literature. Her Christian analysis of the vampire in literature and popular culture, The Vampire Defanged, was published by Brazos Press in 2011.

Dr. Clements has always loved to read and write, so she majored in English as she earned her undergraduate degree at Belhaven College, a Christian college in Jackson, Mississippi. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina, specializing in nineteenth-century British literature. Her dissertation focused on theology in the novels of three different Victorian writers: Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot and Anthony Trollope.

Her research interests include nineteenth-century British literature, reading from a Christian perspective, popular culture, and the genre of fantasy.

Dr. Clements joined Regent University's College of Arts & Sciences in July of 2007.

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