The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina


Lauren Rule Maxwell

Associate Professor

Lauren Rule Maxwell specializes in contemporary literature from the Americas. A native of Richmond, Virginia, she graduated summa cum laude from Wake Forest University with a B.A. in English and a minor in Biology. After writing professionally for healthcare organizations in Washington, D.C., she earned her M.A. and Ph.D. from Emory University.

Dr. Maxwell's monograph Romantic Revisions in Novels from the Americas is featured in the Purdue University Press Comparative Cultural Studies series. Her article "Not Fading into Another Landscape: Specters of American Empire in Margaret Atwood's Fiction" was published in Modern Fiction Studies; "The New Emperor's Clothes: Keatsian Echoes and American Materialism in The Great Gatsby" appeared in The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review; and her article on The Year of the Flood, "Desperate Times, Desperate Measures: Atwood's Speculative Fiction and Environmental Activism" was recently published in Margaret Atwood Studies. Her chapter entitled "Consumer Culture and Advertising" appears in Cambridge University Press's F. Scott Fitzgerald in Context, and her chapter on "Post-Romantic Poetry" was recently published in A History of Virginia Literature. Dr. Maxwell also has a forthcoming chapter in Teaching Hemingway and Modernism.     

Dr. Maxwell teaches classes in American and contemporary literature as well as writing courses such as Freshman Composition, Advanced Composition, and Professional Writing. She also is involved with the Lowcountry Writing Project, a local site of the National Writing Project that provides professional development to teachers in the Charleston metro area and helps them use writing more effectively in their classrooms.

Dr. Maxwell is on sabbatical for the 2015-2016 school year. She is working on a book about contemporary poems on Civil War moments.  Please email her if you'd like to get in touch with her.  

Lauren Rule Maxwell, Department of English, The Citadel

Contact Information:

Telephone: 843.953.5142
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Office: Capers 119B

Prof. Rule Maxwell's C.V.

B.A. in English, Wake Forest University (2000)
M.A. in English, Emory University (2005)
Ph.D. in English, Emory University (2008)
Joined the department in 2008


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