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Derek Bedenbaugh

Graduate Teaching Assistant
First Year English
University of South Carolina

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Derek Bedenbaugh is a Ph.D. candidate in Nineteenth-Century British Literature at the University of South Carolina. He graduated from Newberry College with a B.A. in English and Religion in 2011. During his time at USC, he has taught courses in Critical Reading and Composition, Rhetoric, and British Literature. He is the recipient of the Cile Moise Teaching Award, the Richey Teaching Award, the Edward Nolan Graduate Fellowship, and the Bilinski Dissertation Fellowship. His research explores disability and masculinity in the Victorian novel, and his article on American suffragist and novelist Julia Ward Howe appears in the Spring 2015 edition of Victorian Studies.