About

Cafe Gerbaud, Budapest, 2004

I am an Associate Professor of English and Chair of the Department of English and Foreign Languages at Augusta University in Georgia. At Augusta U, I teach American literature and Southern literature, among other courses.

My most recent projects have focused on the presence of dead bodies in Southern fiction. I am interested in how Southern texts keep dead bodies around  or dig them back up or reanimate them in some way.

I have a Ph. D. in American Studies from Saint Louis University and a B. A. in English from Western Kentucky University.

I am a native of Kentucky, and before moving to Augusta in 2009, I lived in St. Louis, Missouri; central Pennsylvania; Salzburg, Austria; central Minnesota; and South Carolina.

For more info, please see my brief cv or ORCID listing.

Contact Info:

rarmstr3@augusta.edu

Department of English and Foreign Languages
Augusta University
2500  Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30904

(706) 737-1500

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