Susan Farrell


Susan Farrell came to the College of Charleston in 1993. She specializes in contemporary American fiction and teaches a variety of courses on American literature, contemporary fiction, women's studies, and academic writing. Her research in the last few years has focused largely on American war literature, and she has recently published books on Kurt Vonnegut and Tim O'Brien. She is a founding member of the international Kurt Vonnegut Society.


Ph.D., English, University of Texas at Austin

M.A., English, University of Texas at Austin

B.A., English, Austin College

Research Interests

  • Contemporary American fiction
  • Women writers
  • Literature of the Vietnam War
  • Postmodernism/gender studies

Courses Taught

ENGL 207: American Literature to the Present

ENGL 346: Contemporary American Fiction

ENGL 363: Modern American War Fiction

Recent Publication

Imaging Home:  American War Fiction from Hemingway to 9/11