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About Margaret Sullivan

Dr. Sullivan’s research investigates the intersections of religious discourse and queer subjectivity in Modern British literature. Her dissertation—“A Religion From the Outside: The Modernist Queer Subject and Religious Discourse”—explores writings by Virginia Woolf, Djuna Barnes, and Sylvia Townsend-Warner. By analyzing textual dynamics such as Woolf’s rewriting of the Garden of Eden, and Barnes’ reconfiguration of the confessor figure, she demonstrates that these authors, despite clearly rejecting religious orthodoxy, nonetheless use religious narratives in the deconstruction, and subsequent reconstruction, of the queer subject.
In her courses, which include Advanced Composition, Beginning Composition, and Women Writers, Dr. Sullivan teaches fiction, nonfiction, critical thinking, and digital writing strategies.


Present Visiting assistant Professor, Department of English, Marshall University

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Phone: 304-696-5780