Dr. David Cowles

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Dr. David Cowles

Professor of English

Office: FH 104
Phone: 843-661-1504

Dr. David Cowles earned his BA and MA in English at Brigham Young University and his PhD in English at the University of Chicago. He specializes in later English literature with emphases in the nineteenth century English novel, nineteenth century English poetry, and nineteenth century non-fiction English prose. Before teaching at Francis Marion University, he taught at Brigham Young University for fifteen years. While at BYU he was chair and graduate coordinator for Later British Literature and directed BYU’s Study Abroad program in London. His publications include a critical theory textbook, which is soon to be published in its third edition, a memoir, and articles in a Norton critical edition, Dickens Quarterly, The Dickensian, the Forum for Modern British Studies, the American Transcendental Quarterly, and the Saul Bellow Journal (also republished in a collection), among others. He has also been a research fellow at  the Yale Center for British Art. Along with teaching, David enjoys bird watching, playing piano, reading, writing articles, conference papers, and his novel, being in nature, and spending time with family.


PhD, University of Chicago