Nathaniel Wallace, Professor

Telephone: (803) 536-8792




E-150 English Composition & Communication I

E-151 English Composition & Communication II

E-250 World Literature I

E-251 World Literature II

E-305 British Romantic Movement

E-400 Milton

E-403 Shakespeare


1979 Ph.D., Rutgers University (Comparative Literature).

1975 M.A., Rutgers University (Comparative Literature).

1969 A.B., College of Charleston (French, Classics).



8/91 - South Carolina State University. Professor, English.


10/94 - 2/95 University of Konstanz, Germany. Visiting Lecturer, Literature.


9/88 - 6/91 Delaware Valley College. Assistant Professor, English.


6/88 - 7/88 Rutgers University. Visiting Lecturer, Comparative Literature.


8/85 - 12/87 University of Maryland, University College-European Division.

Lecturer, English.


9/83 - 6/85 Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.

Lecturer, English and Comparative Literature.


9/82 - 6/83 Jilin University, Changchun, China.

Lecturer, British and American Literature.


4/81 - 6/82 Hebei University, Baoding, China.

Lecturer, British and American Literature.




Orangeburg County Fine Arts Center Small Grants, January 1998,

September 1998, December 1999, September 2000, March 2004.


Comparative Literature: Journal of the American Comparative Literature Association, Publication Subvention, Summer 2001.


Marlboro Gallery, New York, Publication Subvention, March 2001.


Camargo Residency Fellowship (Cassis, France), Spring 1998 semester.


South Carolina State University Faculty Development Grants,

Summers 1995, '96.


National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for College Teachers and Independent Scholars, 1994-'95 academic year.



South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Book Prize Selection Committee, 2007-2011.


Society of American Mosaic Artists, Secretary, 1999 - 2002.



Lyceum Cultural Series Committee, South Carolina State University,



International Programs Committee, South Carolina State University,

Chairperson, 1994 - 2002.




Architextual Poetics: The Hypnerotomachia and the Rise of the European Emblem. Emblematica: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Emblem Studies 8.1 (1994): 1-27.


Cultural Dormancy and Collective Memory from the Book of Genesis to Aharon Appelfeld. The Conscience of Mankind: Literature and Traumatic Experiences. Ed. Elrud Ibsch, D. Fokkema, and J. von der Thsen. Amsterdam and Atlanta: Rodopi, 2000. 101-115. (Also, presented, ICLA Congress, Leiden, The Netherlands. 17 August 1997.)


Vertical Slumber, the Hypnoglyph, and the Outs and Ins of the Postmodern. Comparative Literature 53.3 (Summer 2001): 233-61.


Mosaics2: Betty Rosen Ziff's Mind Your Heart. Groutline: Quarterly Newsletter of the Society of American Mosaic Artists. 3.1 (Winter 2002): 3.


Vitruvius or Vesuvius? What Is the Impetus of Mosaic Illusion? Review of the SAMA Inaugural Exhibitions. Groutline: Quarterly Newsletter of the Society of American Mosaic Artists. 3.2

(Spring 2002): 6-7, 10.


Pieceful Visions / Conglomerations: The Inaugural Exhibitions of the Society of American Mosaic Artists. Coauthored with Janet Kozachek and Frank Martin. (Exhibition catalogue.) Orangeburg: SAMA, 2002.


Review of Vincent Desiderio: Paintings 1975-2005. Edited by Todd Bradway. Modern

Painters: International Arts and Culture. November 2005. 123.


Review of Edvard Munch: The Modern Life of the Soul, edited by Kynaston McShine. Modern Painters: International Arts and Culture. July-August 2006. 122-23.




The Hypnoglyph: A Postmodern Genre. American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Bloomington, Indiana. 28 March 1993.


Sleep and Dream in The Peony Pavilion and A Midsummer Night's Dream. American Association of Chinese Studies Conference. Columbia, South Carolina. 16 October 1993.


Scanning the Hypnoglyph: Sleep and Representation. The Figure of Death-in-Life, Hebrew University of Jerusalem Conference, Tsefat, Israel. 25 November 1994.


Representational Dialectic and Resolution in Richard Wilburs Walking to Sleep. Cross Talk: Visual Theories / Verbal Spaces and the Illumination of Twentieth-Century Poetry, Special Session at the Convention of the Modern Language Association, San Francisco. 28 December 1998.


Sleep and Accumulation in Early Modern Europe. Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Renaissance Conference, Beaufort, South Carolina. 5 April 2003.


Buckling as Representational Hypo-Concept. South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention, Atlanta, Georgia. 15 November 2003.


Aurora's Hour: Renaissance Awakenings in Painting and Literature. Conference of the Renaissance Society of America, Cambridge (England). 9 April 2005.


Cultural Process in the Iliad 18:478-608 (Shield of Achilles) and Exodus 25: 1 - 40: 38 ( Ark of the Covenant). Southern Comparative Literature Association Conference, Athens, Georgia. 29 September 2006.


Colorless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously: Postmodern Non-Awakenings in Robert Coovers Briar Rose and Vincent Desiderios Sleep. American Comparative Literature Association Conference, Long Beach, California. April 2008.




Domiciles: Paintings and Photographs. With Janet Kozachek. Orangeburg Fine Arts Center.

November 1 - December 18, 2000.


Other Horizons: Images of England/France/Italy. One-Person Show. I. P. Stanback Museum, South Carolina State University. April 9 - June 28, 2001.


Piccolo Spoleto Juried Mixed-Media Exhibition. Charleston Visitor Center. May-June 2002.


Piccolo Spoleto Juried Mixed-Media Exhibition. Charleston Visitor Center. May-June 2003.


South Carolina State Fair Juried Fine Art Exhibition. Columbia Fairgrounds Gallery. October 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007.


Fine Art Exhibition. Orangeburg County Fair. October 2004 (Second Prize, Photography), October 2005 (Second Prize, Photography), October 2007 (First Prize, Photography).


Photo-Synthesis: A Gathering of Rural Remnants. North Charleston Cultural Center.

January 2007.



Resisting Narrative: Sleep and Representation in Early Modern Europe


Scanning the Hypnoglyph: Sleep and Awakening in Modernist and Postmodern Visual Art and Literature



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