Associate Professor of English
Department of English
Office: Humanities/Social Sciences (H/SS) 215
Office Phone: 478-471-5758
| Department Phone: 478-471-5793
Dr. Bunker teaches composition, British Literature surveys, Modern Drama, English Drama 1558-1642, 19th Century British Poetry and Prose, and Shakespeare.
MW 830 - 10 a.m.; 330-530 p.m.
T 830-930 a.m.
R 830-1030 a.m.
F By Appointment
Nancy Bunker received a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Speech from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in the 1970s. After a career in Labor Relations and Operations at Union Pacific Railroad, she earned a Master of Arts in English from Southwest Missouri State University and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Tulsa; she joined the Humanities faculty at Macon State College in 2003.
Her research investigates William Shakespeare and Thomas Middleton characters who participate in their marriage choices and manipulate existing inheritance practices. She is currently involved in a book-length project examining early modern marriageable characters who reconfigure Elizabethan views of a legal self identity.
Named a 2008 Georgia Governor's Teaching Fellow, her research agenda focused on assimilating technology resources into the British literature survey course. She was a awarded Explorations in Renaissance Culture's Most Distinguished Article of 2005, Dr. Bunker’s essay, “Feminine and Fashionable: Regendering the Iconologies of Mary Frith’s Reputation,” interrogates the real-life 16th century persona's literary and artistic foreground. In July 2011, she attended the 9th World Shakespeare Congress in Prague, Czech Republic and was invited to participate in its Trial and Evidence Seminar.