Department of English

Faculty Bio

Bennett, Alma

Bennett, Alma

Prior to her passing in 2012, Dr. Bennett held the position of Professor of Humanities and English

Focus: Interdisciplinary Humanities; Contemporary Fiction & Poetry;  Italian Renaissance Lit., Art, & Architecture

Research Interests:
o  Interdisciplinary explorations of the Italian Renaissance (early modern)and of the 20th-century liaisons between the arts
o  Contemporary fiction and poetry
o  Mary Gordon, novelist, short story writer, and essayist.
o  Ancient Mythology (including the Orpheus Myth in 20th & 21st centuries.
o  Photographer Cindy Sherman
o  Dante Aligheri

Selected Professional Works

Books (Published)

Thomas Green Clemson. Clemson, South Carolina: Clemson University Digital Press, 2009. Digital.

Journal Articles & Book Chapters (Published)

Places and Images/Loci and Imagines as an Evolving Pedagogy. South Carolina Review 37.2 (Spring 2005): 120-126.

Reissue of "Mary Gordon and Alma Bennett: 'Conversations with Mary Gordon.'" In the Gale Group's Short Story Criticism, vol. 59, July 2003. Originally published in South Carolina Review 28.2 (Fall 1995): 3-33.

Edited Journals

Editor, Thomas Green Clemson. Multi-authored biography. Clemson, SC: Clemson University Digital Press, June 2009. 2nd printing November 2009.

Editor, Women and Clemson University: Excellence--Yesterday and Today. By Jerome Reel. Clemson, SC; Clemson University Digital Press, May 2006.