Rhonda Knight, Ph.D.
Title: Professor of English; Coker Faculty Member Since 2002
Education: B.A. in English, University of Alabama at Birmingham
M.A. in English, University of Alabama
Ph.D. in English, Binghamton University
Department: English
Office: Davidson Hall - Room 204
Office Hours: By Appointment
Phone: (843) 383-8120
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Medieval and Early Modern literature of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, Linguistics, Early Modern Staging Practices, Science Fiction and Mystery Novels, and Doctor Who


  • NEH Teaching Development Fellowship, Spring Semester 2010
  • NEH Summer Seminar on Shakespeare and Performance


  • British Literature I
  • Medieval Studies
  • Chaucer
  • Renaissance Literature
  • Shakespeare
  • The Development of Modern English

Recent Course or Current Project:

I am currently writing an article on author Paul Doherty’s supernatural mystery series based on The Canterbury Tales.

Student Research:

I have directed independent research on such varied topics as Sherlock Holmes and gender; the novels of John le Carré; and the writings of medieval women.

Selected Publications:

“Persepolis as a Gateway to Reading Metafictional Novels.” Forthcoming volume on Graphic Novel Pedagogy. Ed. Matthew Miller. McFarland, 2015

“’The Moment Has Been Prepared For’: Regeneration and Language in ‘Logopolis’ and ‘Castrovalva.’ The Language of Doctor Who: From Shakespeare to Alien Tongues. Ed. Jason Barr and Camille D. G. Mustachio. Scarecrow Press. 2014

“The 2010 Actors’ Renaissance Season: An Inside Look” The Playhouse Insider. American Shakespeare Center. Spring 2010

“The Kildare Poems and the Friar who Owned Them.” Christvs Regnat 3.2 (2010).

“Werewolves, Monsters, and Miracles: Representing Colonial Fantasies in Gerald of Wales’ Topographia Hibernica.” Studies in Iconography 22 (2001):55-86.