Dr. Mary L. Hjelm
Associate Professor, English
MA in English Northern Arizona University 1991
PhD in English Washington State University 1996
Current Research and/or Teaching Interests
Character development in Shakespeare’s comedies, particularly the female character through application of game theory. Also interested in pedagogy for teaching Shakespeare.
ENGL 405 Shakespeare’s Tragedies
ENGL 406 Shakespeare’s Comedies
PALM P493 South Carolina Studies
PALM P494 Internship
UNIV P401 Senior Capstone Experience
IDST J497 Senior Seminar
Presentation: “PC Wars: Revisiting The Taming of the Shrew.” Mt. Vernon, GA. April 2009.
Presentation: “Appropriate Role Models: The Tongue and the Tiara.” Philological Association of the Carolinas. Myrtle Beach, SC. March 2009.
Presentation: “Shakespeare PC: Role-Playing as Survival Skill.” Philological Association of the Carolinas. Asheville, NC. March 2008.
Chair. “Identity.” Philological Association of the Carolinas. Asheville, NC. March 2008.
Presentation: “You’re Fired: The Apprentice Comes the Writing Classroom.” Innovations 2007, New Orleans, LA. March 2007
Ideal feminine identity in literature versus reality. Victorian/British “orphan” literature. Jane Austen.