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Dr. Scott Banville

Assistant Professor of English

Writing Program Administrator 


B.A., George Washington University; BA, Florida Atlantic University; M.A., Florida State University; Ph.D., Ohio State University.

Areas of Specialization:
19th Century British Literature; Rhetoric and Composition with a focus on Digital Media



“Piloting the Brave New World of Developmental Writing: Co-Requisite Enrollment at a Regional State University” with Ellen Barker and Louie J. Charpentier. Council of Writing Program Administrators, Savannah, Georgia, July 17-21, 2013.

“Tony Pastor and his Theaters: Crossroads of Nineteenth-Century Transatlantic Popular Culture.” North American Victorian Studies Association. “Victorian Networks” at the University of Wisconsin. Madison, WI. Sept 27-30, 2012.

“The Real World as New Media Classroom: Four Takes on Digital Citizenry.” Computers and Writing 2011. May 19-22, 2011. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Writing Program Administrators Conference. “Frameworks for Success.” July 14-17, Baton Rouge, LA., attended on behalf of the Department of Languages and Literature to gather information for continued development of First Year Writing Program.

Scholarly Publications:

“‘A Bookkeeper, Not an Accountant': Representing the Lower Middle Class from Victorian Novels and Music Hall Songs to Television Sitcoms.” Journal of Popular Culture. 44.1 (Feb. 2011): 16-36.

“‘The Daily Male’: Vesta Tilley and the Performance of Masculinity on the Victorian Music-Hall Stage.” Hunks, Hotties and Pretty Boys: 20th Century Representations of Male Beauty. Eds. Steven Davis and Maglina Lubovich. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008. 112-142. Print.

Ally Sloper’s Half Holiday: The Geography of Class in Late-Victorian Britain.” Victorian Periodicals Review 41.2 (Summer 2008): 150-173. Print.

Published Poetry:

“North and East of Boise,” “Desert Rising,” and “Word by Word.” North Dakota Quarterly. 76.3.

Recent Book Reviews: 

Review of The Forgotten Writings of Bram Stoker, ed. John Edgar Browning. Victorian Periodicals Review 46.2 (Summer 2013): 283-84. Print.

Grants Awarded:

Hobby Family Fund Fellow at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin. $3,000. Research the business and personal papers of Tony Pastor. June 2012.

Student Technology Fee Grant, Nicholls State University. $37,509.70. Upgrade to the Languages and Literature computer classroom in PEL 120. April 2012.

Student Technology Fee Grant. $38,355.20 to upgrade the Languages and Literature computer classroom in Peltier 131, April 2011.

Dean’s Library and Equipment Grant . $6,100.00 to upgrade faculty computers and equipment for Languages and Literature’s Multimedia Project Studio, April 2011.

Student Government Grant. $418.29. Assisted undergraduate student Gavin Johnson in applying for the grant for flat bed scanner for Languages and Literature’s Multimedia Project Studio, March 2011.

Courses Taught:

English 101 & 102

  • Do the “Write” Thing

English 220: Introduction to Writing and Research in the Discipline

English 316: British Literature II

English 455: British Romantic Writers

English 467: Digital Rhetorics

English 468: Technical Writing for the Sciences

Contact information:
246 H Peltier
Phone: 985-448-4445
Email: scott.banville@nicholls.edu

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