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Dr. R. Mac Jones

Assistant Professor, English

Extended University


Ph.D., University of South Carolina




Research and/or Teaching Interests

  • Postmodern fiction
  • American gothic fiction
  • Southern studies
  • Politics and Literature


Recent Publications


  • Found Anew: Poetry and Prose Inspired by the South Caroliniana Library Digital Collections, University of South Carolina Press. Co-Editor. (forthcoming October 2015)
  • “Replacing People and Reinforcing Family in Stephen King’s ‘The Man in the Black Suit’” Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural(forthcoming September 2015)
  • “Pretense in Parquetry in Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep” The Explicator, Volume: 73, Issue 3, 2015
  • “Spade’s Pallor and the Flitcraft Parable in Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon,” The Explicator, Volume 71, Issue 4, 2013
  • “‘fiction is the final draft’: Don DeLillo’s Advice to Fiction Writers,”New Writing: The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing, Volume 10, Issue 2, 2013
  • “A Dating Error in Flannery O’Connor’s ‘A Stroke of Good Fortune,’” ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes and Reviews, Volume 26, Issue 3, 2013


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