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Dr. Gina Herring
Professor of English

G. Herring

Dr. Herring graduated from Freed-Hardeman College in 1978 with a BA in English and history.  In 1980, she earned an MA in English from University of Memphis, followed by a PhD in English from Auburn University in 1988.

Dr. Herring. a frequent presenter at professional conferences and author of numerous critical articles, specializes in literary modernism, popular culture, women’s studies, contemporary literature, and Kentucky, Southern, and Appalachian literature and culture.  She has been a member of the University of the Cumberlands faculty since 1990.

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 131 - English Composition I
  • ENGL 132 - English Composition II
  • ENGL 334 - American Literature through 1865
  • ENGL 335 - American Literature since 1865
  • ENGL 333 - English Literature since 1830
  • ENGL 432 - Studies in Modern Literature: fiction, drama, poetry
  • ENGL 437 - Studies in British and American Authors; Modern Irish - Writers; Jane Austin


Selected Publications and Presentations

“The Feminine Mystique and Elizabeth Madox Roberts.” Appalachian Journal. 2001

“Climbing Paradox Mountain: The Short Fiction of Robert Morgan.” Appalachian Journal.  2000.

“Recovering the Past by Exploring the Future: The Short Fiction of Robert Morgan and Fred Chappell.”  Appalachian Studies Conference. 2001.

“Montgomery Girls: Memory, Mythology, and the Lives of Zelda  Fitzgerald and Emily Hillman Paterson.  Southern Women Writer’s Conference. 2000.

“It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky-Tonk Angels: Rebellion Against the        Patriarchy in Lee Smith’s The Devil’s Dream.”  Women’s Studies Conference. Wesleyan College, Macon, GA.  1999,

“Sentimental Journey: Janice Holt Giles Finds a Career But No Immortality in Appalachia.” Appalachian Journal.  1999.

“Spiritual Quest and the Power of Place in  Saving Grace and Salvation on Sand Mountain. Appalachian Studies Conference. 1998.

“The Beguiled: Misogynist Myth or Feminist Fable?”  Literature/Film Quarterly. 1998.

Review.  Wingless Flight: Appalachian Women in Fiction.  Appalachian  Journal.  1997.

“Regionalism and the Short Fiction of New Southerners Mary Hood and Mary Ward Brown.” Southern Humanities Conference.  1996.