Dr. Maria Bachman is co-editor of Fear, Loathing, and Victorian Xenophobia (Ohio State University Press, 2013) and Reality’s Dark Light: The Sensational Wilkie Collins (University of Tennessee Press, 2003). She has edited several scholarly editions, including: Wilkie Collins’s “The Dead Hand” and Charles Dickens’s “The Bride’s Chamber” (University of Tampa Press, 2009); Wilkie Collins’s The Woman in White (Broadview Press, 2006); and Wilkie Collins’s Blind Love (Broadview Press, 2004). Dr. Bachman has also published numerous critical articles on nineteenth-century British literature and culture. Her current book project is entitled, This is Your Brain on Books: Embodied Consciousness and the Novel.
Most recently, Dr. Bachman received Coastal Carolina University’s 2012 Distinguished Teacher Scholar Lecturer Award. The award recognizes annually a University faculty member who has distinguished him/herself as a teacher, a scholar, and a communicator. In 2006, Dr. Bachman was named South Carolina Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. This national program salutes the most outstanding undergraduate instructors in the country--those who excel in teaching and positively influence the lives and careers of students.
Prior to serving as Chair of the English Department, Dr. Bachman held a number of administrative posts at Coastal Carolina University, including: Director of Interdisciplinary Studies; Director of the Women’s and Gender Studies Program; and Co-Director of the University Honors Program.