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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of English Language and Literature

Faculty and Staff Directory

Steven Lynn

Professor and Dean of Honors College
Louise Fry Scudder Professor

Department of English Language and Literature

Phone Number: (803) 777-8102
Office: Harper 221


PhD, University of Texas, 1981
MA, University of South Carolina, 1976
BA, University of South Carolina, 1974 (Biology Cognate, SC Honors College, Carolina Scholar)

Areas of Specialization 

   Eighteenth-Century Literature (especially Samuel Johnson)
   Science Fiction (especially nanotechnology and bioethics)
   Rhetoric and Composition (especially writing about literature)

Current Research Projects 

   It's Alive?!: Science Fiction and Bioethics
   Johnson's Body

Selected Publications 

   Writing South Carolina: Selections from the Frist High School Writing Contest.  Foreword by Pat Conroy, with Aida Rogers.  U of South Carolina Press, 2015.
   Texts and Contexts, 7th edition.  New York: Longman, 2016 (forthcoming).
   The Cambridge Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition.  Cambridge UP, 2010.
   Literature: Reading and Writing with Critical Strategies.  New York: Longman, 2012.
   A Short Guide to Writing.  New York: Prentice Hall, 1996.
   Samuel Johnson after Deconstruction.  Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1992.
   "The Eighteenth Century" (review essay of General and Prose scholarship) in The Year's Work in Eighteenth-Century.  Oxford: Oxford UP. 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000.
   "Johnson's Critical Reception” in The Cambridge Companion to Samuel Johnson, edited by Greg Clingham.  Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1997.  Pp. 240-52.
   Essays in Eighteenth-Century Studies, College English, Age of Johnson, and other places.