Faculty & Staff Directory
Assistant Professor of English
Department of English
Office: Humanities/Social Sciences (H/SS) 207
Office Phone: 478-471-5762 | Department Phone: 478-471-5793
Macon State College: Upper-division courses: “Nineteenth-Century British Poetry and Prose,” “Gender Studies,” “Modern Drama,” "Literature of Sensation," "Introduction to Literary Studies." Literary surveys: “British Literature 2,” “Online British Literature 2,” “World Literature 1.” Composition and Narrative: “Introduction to Literature,” “Freshman Composition,” “Perspectives on Narrative."
The New School: “Major British Writers of the Nineteenth Century,” “Oscar Wilde: Readings and Revisions,” “Oscar Wilde and Fin-de-Siècle Culture,” “Aesthetes, Dandies, and Decadents,” “Fashions of Modernity.”
Washington University: “Introduction to Women’s Texts,” “Childhood, Adolescence, and Society,” “Advanced Composition and Rhetoric,” “Writing Across the Curriculum Program.”
Loretta Clayton has a B.A. from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, where she studied philosophy, history, and literature in the College of Letters. She received her Ph.D. in English and American literature from Washington University in St. Louis. She joined Macon State College in 2007, before which she taught at the New School University in New York, NY and Fordham University in Bronx, NY as well as at Washington University.
Dr. Clayton’s primary areas of research are nineteenth-century British literature, aestheticism, and Victorian periodical culture. She has published on the writings of Oscar Wilde and Victorian discourses of aestheticism and fashion. She is currently at work on a manuscript titled Wilde, Women, and Fashion: The Making of Modern Style.
UCLA Travel Grant to the Wilde Archive
NEH Fellowship: Seminar on Oscar Wilde, Clark Library, UCLA
Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship, Washington University
English Department/Women’s Studies Joint Fellowship, Washington University
Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching in Arts & Sciences, Washington University
University Fellowship in English, Washington University
Clubs / Professional Organizations
Advisor, MSC student arts group Dynamic Expressions
Modern Language Association
Northeast Modern Language Association
Modernist Studies Association
Research Society for Victorian Periodicals