Susan Farrell is a professor of English at the College of Charleston. She joined the CofC faculty in 1993 after completing her graduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She teaches courses in American literature, contemporary fiction, women’s studies, and composition. She has recently published books on Kurt Vonnegut and Tim O’Brien.
- 1993 – Ph.D., English, University of Texas at Austin
- 1987 – M.A., English, University of Texas at Austin
- 1985 – B.A., English, Austin College
- Contemporary American fiction
- Women writers
- Literature of the Vietnam War
- Postmodernism/gender studies
- “Witnessing Trauma in Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried.” Critical Insights: Tim O’Brien. Ed. Robert C. Evans. New York: Salem Press, 2015.
- “Tim O’Brien: A Critical Overview.” Critical Insights: Tim O’Brien. Ed. Robert C. Evans. New York: Salem Press, 2015.
- “The Homefront and the Frontlines in the War Novels of Tim O’Brien.” The Vietnam War: Topics in Contemporary North American Literature. Ed. Brenda Boyle. New York and London: Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2015. 115-136.
- “A Convenient Reality: Kurt Vonnegut’s Mother Night and the Falsification of Memory.” Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction 55.2 (January 2014): 226-236.
- “Vonnegut and Religion: Daydreaming About God.” Critical Insights: Kurt Vonnegut. Ed. Robert Tally. New York: Salem Press, 2013. 141-162.
- Critical Companion to Tim O’Brien: A Literary Reference to his Life and Work. New York: Facts on File Press, 2011
- “Art, Domesticity, and Vonnegut’s Women.” New Critical Essays on Kurt Vonnegut. Ed. David Simmons. London: Macmillan Palgrave Press, 2009. 91-111.
- “The Labyrinth of Myth and Gender in Tim O’Brien’s Going After Cacciato.” Thirty Years After: New Essays on Vietnam War Literature, Film, and Art. Ed. Mark Heberle. Newcastle, England: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2009. 53-64.
- Critical Companion to Kurt Vonnegut: A Literary Reference to his Life and Work. New York: Facts on File Press, 2008.