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Dr. Nathaniel Wallace
Dr. Nathaniel Wallace

English & CommunicationProfessor of EnglishTurner Hall D-Wing 347803-536-8792

Nathaniel Wallace

Dr. Nathaniel Wallace is a professor of English in the Department of English and Communication at South Carolina State University.


  • AB., 1969, College of Charleston (French, Classics)
  • M.A., 1975, Rutgers University (Comparative Literature)
  • Ph.D., 1979, Rutgers University (Comparative Literature)


Wallace has taught at South Carolina State University since 1991.  His teaching duties have included a wide range of courses.  He has published numerous refereed and non-referred articles, as well as book and exhibition reviews.  A founding member of the Society of American Mosaic Artists, he was also a co-editor of the group’s newsletter, Groutline.  Wallace has published a book-length study that deals with representations of sleep and dreams during modernism and later.  He is currently completing a monograph on depictions of the experience of awakening.  In addition, he was a co-editor of Literary Perspectives, an anthology that was used in World Literature classes for several years at SCSU.  

Prior to arrival at SCSU, Wallace taught for several years in mainland China and in Europe.  Later on, he was a visiting lecturer at the University of Konstanz in Germany and then a Fulbright lecturer in American Literature at the University of Bergen in Norway (2011-‘12) as well as at Alexandru Ioan Cuza University in Romania (2021-‘22).  He has also held fellowships from the NEH and the Camargo Foundation in France.

Research Interests

  • American literature
  • Classical literature
  • Early Modern
  • East-West comparisons
  • Word and image


Freshman Composition, Bible as Literature, Shakespeare, 16th Century Non-Shakespearean Drama, Milton, World Drama, World Literature, Romanticism, and Victorian


Scanning the Hypnoglyph:  Sleep in Modernist and Postmodern Representation (Brill, 2016);  The Awakening Experience in Word and Image (under contract).  

Articles in the American Journal of Chinese Studies, College Literature, Comparative Literature, Emblematica, Quaderni Urbinati, Romanic Review, Studies in Philology, and elsewhere.


Wallace is photographer and writer of poetry. He maintains three websites:

Barns of South Carolina

Bergen South and North.

The Toppled Shack.