David A. Stivers

David A. Stivers

David A. Stivers

  • B.A., English, Oregon State University, 1997
  • M.A., English, Literary and Cultural Theory Program, Carnegie Mellon University, 1999
  • Ph.D., English, University of Delaware, 2005
First year at SCAD:

"I find inspiration for teaching in the intellectually stimulating environment produced by students who actively and collectively engage in literary and composition studies."

Awards, recognition and honors

SCAD Student Ambassador's Award, 2010


Modern Language Association

Publications and presentations

  • "Witnessing the Invisible: Narrative Mediation in The Princess Casamassima," The Henry James Review, 2007
  • "Rituals of Archival Memory in Orhan Pamuk's Museum of Innocence," The Louisville Conference on Literature after 1900, University of Louisville, 2011
  • "Black Death: Race, Disease, and Containment in John A. Williams's The Man Who Cried I Am," Literature and Pathology Conference, UC Davis, 2008
  • "Reasonable Paranoia in The Man Who Cried I Am and Mumbo Jumbo," American Literature II: Political Plots and Literary Manifestations post-1900, South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, 2006
  • "Evaluating Student Writing in English 101: Evaluation Criteria in Action," First Year Writing Program, North Carolina State University, 2006
  • "Finding the Truth: Archival Practices in Popular Conspiracy Narratives," Libraries, Archives, and Popular Culture Research Area, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference, 2006

Previous Positions

Lecturer, North Carolina State University; graduate teaching assistant, University of Delaware

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 123 Composition
  • ENGL 124 Composition and Literature
  • ENGL 169 Today's Classics: 1945-present
  • ENGL 235 Detective Narratives
  • LIBA 700 Writing the Graduate Thesis