Andrea L. Coldwell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English; Coordinator of the English Program

  • Ph.D., Temple University
  • B.A., Otterbein College

“I came to Coker in 2011 because I wanted to work more closely with students than I had been able to in my previous job. I love the study of literature—both classics and popular titles—and the chance Coker offers to talk with students and professors about their own interests and passions.”


Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century British Literature, Jane Austen, autobiography, the epistolary novel, and fan fiction


  • British Literature II
  • British Literature of the Long 18th Century
  • British Literature and Romanticism
  • British Literature of the Long 19th Century
  • Studies in the British Novel


Continuing research on the development of the autobiography/memoir begun during a 2013 National Endowment for the Humanities program.


2015 J-Term course: Fan Fiction and Contemporary Literature


Holiday Party and reading of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Student research on editing as a profession


  • “Imagining Future Janeites: Young Adult Adaptations and Austen’s Legacy.” Persuasions: Online(forthcoming 2015).
  • “Unacknowledged Intellect: Scott’s Changing Reputation and An Alternative Victorian Critical Mode.”Authorship (Fall/Winter 2012).
  • Book Review. Critical Occasions: Dryden, Pope, Johnson, and the History of Criticism by Phillip Smallwood.Eighteenth Century Novel 10 (2013).
  • Book Review. Posting It: The Victorian Revolution in Letter Writing by Catherine J. Golden. English Literature in Transition. Spring 2011.
  • “The Speckled Band” and “Beatrix Potter.” Facts on File Companion to the British Short Story. Ed. Andrew Maunder, 2007.