Dr. Joanna Pierce
Ph.D., University of South Carolina, 2000
M.A., University of Central Florida, 1997
B.A., University of South Florida, 1993
I am a scholar of modernist British literature, primarily women writers such as Virginia Woolf and Elizabeth Bowen, and I tend to read such literature through the lenses of feminist theory and ecocriticism. I have taught a variety of courses at MHC, including our composition sequence, language & popular culture, women writers, 20th-Century British literature, and our introduction to the major, ENG210. I have particularly enjoyed teaching interdisciplinary courses in the college’s LAA program, as I believe very strongly in the college’s liberal arts mission and interdisciplinary approach. My most recent publication is a chapter on Elizabeth Bowen in a book entitled Out of the Earth: Ecocritical Readings of Irish Texts, Cork University Press, 2010. I am the current chair of the department, and I also advise our chapter of Sigma Tau Delta.